WHAT KIND OF WOMAN ENTERS THE MRS. DC AMERICA PAGEANT?
As its following continues to grow every year, Mrs. America attracts increasing numbers of women of various ages, vocations, and backgrounds. The variety of women the pageant attracts is hardly surprising. There are auto mechanics and airline pilots, doctors and dentists, aspiring models and actresses, wives and mothers, as well as traditional homemakers. These are major accomplishments and we want you to be recognized for them!
IS THERE A HEIGHT REQUIREMENT?
There is no height requirement to enter or win. Our winners have ranged in heights from 5 feet to 6 feet.
WHAT AREAS AM I JUDGED IN?
Each contestant is judges in three categories: Interview (50%), Swimsuit (25%) and Evening Gown (25%). We are a point based pageant. The women with the highest score at the end of the night wins the pageant!
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PRIZE PACKAGE?
The winner of the crown receives a prize package which includes the official Mrs. DC America crown, banner, trophy, and travel/hotel accommodations to the national pageant.
IS THERE AN ENTRY FEE?
Yes. We encourage our city and county titleholders to raise the entry fee in their communities. After all they have been exclusively selected to represent all of the married women in their areas. The entry fee covers the cost of doing business such as renting a theatrical facility, designing sets and music, as well as printing and advertising. Space is provided in the official program book to recognize your supporters.
DO I HAVE TO HAVE CHILDREN?
No. Having children is not one of the basic requirements for entry. Several winners at the local and national levels haven't had children.
AM I TOO OLD OR TOO YOUNG TO WIN?
The judges are looking for a beautiful, well rounded, articulate woman. They are not asked to focus on age or length of marriage. In the Mrs. DC America Pageant finalists have ranged in ages from 22 to 55 years old.
DO I HAVE TO PERFORM A TALENT?
No. We here at the Mrs. DC America pageant believe that being married is talent enough!
WILL I BE JUDGED ON COMMUNITY SERVICE?
No. Realistically most married women are extremely busy with their careers and children. They are contributing to the community by virtue of serving their own families. While community service is stressed during the Mrs. DC America reign there is no emphasis on community service in the actual pageant competition.
DO I HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN IF I’VE NEVER COMPETED IN A PAGEANT BEFORE?
Yes. Many women have won the title on their first try. Some have tried a second time while others have competed many times. It truly depends on the individual. Every one is given a fair opportunity to win.
DO I HAVE TO HAVE PAGEANT EXPERIENCE?
No. The majority of the ladies that participate have never competed in a pageant previously.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Fill out an application here!