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Contestant Eligibility



  • Must be at least 18 but under 27 years of age as of February 1.

  • Must never have participated in a previous national MISS USA Pageant.

  • May only compete in one MISS USA State Pageant                  (including the District of Columbia per pageant year.





  • May enter at 13, but must be at least 14 but under 19 years of age as of February 1.

    Must never have participated in a previous national MISS TEEN USA Pageant.

  • May only compete in one MISS TEEN USA State Pageant (including the District of Columbia) per pageant year.







  • Must not be married, never have been married, and never have had a marriage annulled. Must never have given birth to a child, cannot be pregnant or be a parent.

  • Must be of good health and moral character.

  • Must be a citizen of the United States, and at least one of the following must be true:

    • (1) Must now reside in FLORIDA as your permanent and primary residence for the full period of at least six (6) months immediately prior to the beginning of the state pageant (although you may have attended college or University elsewhere);

    • OR (2) Must have resided in FLORIDA as a full-time student at a school, college or university for one entire semester, trimester or summer session immediately prior to the beginning of the state pageant, and you are still enrolled as a full-time student at a school, college or university and will continue to reside in the state (although you may have spent or be spending the summer in another state).

  • Must agree, that if selected to represent NORTH MIAMI in the MISS FLORIDA USA or MISS FLORIDA TEEN USA Pageant, you will participate in that pageant, and will abide by all the rules and regulations governing that pageant.

  • Must agree that if you win or succeed to the state level title or the national title of MISS USA or MISS TEEN USA, you will not participate in any other pageants during the time you hold any of these titles, unless authorized in writing by Miss Universe L.P. LLLP.

  • Must be willing to release, unconditionally and forever, any claim against Miss Universe L.P. LLLP, Its parent and affiliated or related companies and their respective officers, directors, partners, employees, agents and assigns, which they may have by virtue of their participation in their state pageant, or by any use of their name, likeness, voice, and/or biography in connection with their state pageant, including use in promotional and advertising material.

  • Must understand and agree that all issues as to eligibility shall be determined by Miss FLORIDA USA PAGEANT, and must agree to abide by that determination both as to themselves and other applicants.




Judging Criteria


Throughout the USA pageant system, from the local level to the international level, delegates are judged in three areas:

Interview Competition
Pageant judges spend time with each delegate to learn about her successes, talents, goals and ambitions. Attention is focused on her poise, charm, self-confidence and her ability to communicate, as well as the substance of her answers.

Swimsuit Competition
Attention is focused on beauty of face, figure, physical fitness, and the confidence with which each contestant carries herself.  Numerical measurements are not considered in the judging.

Evening Gown Competition
Each delegate wears a gown she has chosen for herself. Attention is focused on each contestant's overall appearance, self-confidence, sense of style and the beauty she brings to the gown of her choice.

The Miss North Miami Pageant and Miss North Miami Teen Pageants are looking for ambassadors to represent our city, the state, as well as, nationally and internationally. The winners may not score the highest in any one particular category but will do well in all events. They will be young women who possess the entire package of poise, personality, intelligence and inner beauty. They should understand that, along with the prizes and glamour, there comes a responsibility to the pageant system, sponsors, community and to Florida. They automatically and instantly become role models. It is certain to be a year of personal growth and maturing that money cannot buy.


*There is no talent competition, and no experience is necessary.



To register you must completed the entry form, submit a head shot picture, a copy of your birth certificate, proof of Citizenship of the United States, a Florida Driver's License or Current Student ID, and your non-refundable Entry fee of $250. All documents must be submitted prior to the preliminary competition date!

Note: You may pay a $50 deposit to hold your spot of the $250 Entry Fee by Paypal, Cash, Cashier's Check, or Money Order.

If your application form is received WITHOUT at least a $50 deposit,
you are NOT considered entered.



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