CATEGORIES

INTERVIEW (50 points per judge)

  • Each contestant will have a personal interview with the panel of judges. Each judge will ask one (1) question, which will be the same question for all contestants. Each contestant is allotted seven (7) minutes for their interview. The suggested attire is business professional. Contestant will be judged on intelligence, communication, attitude, composure, personality, alertness, vocabulary/grammar, general knowledge, personal appearance, and overall effectiveness of answers.


CREATIVE COSTUME (25 points per judge)

  • Each contestant will present themselves to the panel of judges and the audience in a creative costume. The costume must be mobile and be able to fit through a standard doorway. Setup time is not permitted, and contestant must be able to enter and exit the stage on their own. There is a one (1) minute time limit for modeling after which each contestant will introduce themselves (name, contestant number, and introduce their costume) on the microphone. Contestant will provide their own music track for this category not to exceed one (1) minute. Contestants will be judged on creativity, fit, ability to model costume, lip sync (if you choose to), music selection, overall effectiveness of costume, and introduction speech.


TALENT (50 points per judge)

  • There is a 7-minute time limit for this category, and there is also a combined total of 5-minutes for set-up/tear down time limit, if needed, for props/set pieces. Contestants will be judged on talent ability, lip sync, dance, live vocal (if applicable), entertainment value, costuming, and makeup. If there are props/dancers, they will be judged as well.


EVENING GOWN – GODDESS/AT LARGE (25 points per judge)

  • Each contestant will be judged one at a time on a full-length evening gown. It may be of any color, style, or fashion. Contestants will be judged on gown selection, fit, hair, makeup, accessories, poise, modeling ability, and general appearance. Music will be provided for this category. There will be comparative modeling for those contestants who advance to final night (e.g., top 12). At the state/regional preliminary level, all contestants will participate in comparative modeling.


AFTER 6 ATTIRE – GENT (25 points per judge)

  • Each contestant will be judged one at a time in this category. It may be of any color, style, and fashion. Contestants will be judged on attire selection, fit, hair, accessories, poise, modeling ability, and general appearance. Attire should reflect masculinity and should not be excessively embellished with beads and/or rhinestones or appear to be a costume. Music will be provided for this category. There will be comparative modeling for contestants who advance to final night (e.g., top 12). At the state/regional preliminary level, all contestants will participate in comparative modeling.


ONSTAGE QUESTION (25 points per judge)

  • Only contestants who advance to the Top 5 will compete in this category. Each contestant that advances to the Top 5 will answer the same question. Contestants will be sequestered until it is their time to answer the question. Contestants will be judged on poise, confidence, ability to communicate, vocabulary and grammar, and overall effectiveness of answer. At the state/regional preliminary level, all contestants will compete in Onstage Question immediately following individual modeling of Evening Gown or After 6 Attire.