F.A.Q.

What is Miss World?

Miss World dates back to 1951 and is the oldest running international beauty pageant. It is also the most prestigious and popular beauty pageant on the international scale. Every year, Miss World pageant is broadcast live on various TVchannels across the world (2018 Final Event that took place in Sanya, China on December 8 had a viewership of over 1.5 billion).
The core concept of Miss World and Miss World America is “Beauty with a Purpose” (BWAP),which makes MW & MWA completely different from all other existing beauty pageants. While physical beauty is still important for MW & MWA, the main focus of our organization is on the most well-rounded and self confident young women with a big heart and soul, passionate about their communities and willing to make a positive impact on society
Every year Miss World organization awards a contestant with the most relevant and important charity platform in her nation, bringing global attention as well as funding to her BWAP project. Since 1972 Miss World Organization raised over 300 million dollars with the help of BWAP program for charities protecting disabled and unprivileged children.

What is Miss World America?

Miss World America, or America’s Miss World, is the official United States preliminary to Miss World, the oldest running international beauty pageant. Each year, the winner of Miss World America represents the United States at the Miss World competition.
In 2018 Michael Blakey was appointed by Miss World Organization as a new Miss World America National Director.

When and where will the 2019 MWA & MTWA national preliminaries and final be held?

The 2019 MWA & MTWA national preliminaries and final will be held in Las Vegas*, Nevada, in September. (*subject to change)

What does 2019 Miss World America and Miss Teen World America grand prize include?

The winner of Miss World America title will receive over $25,000 in cash and prizes, including: 2019 MWA sash and crown, a fully paid trip to Thailand to compete for Miss World title, a year supply of sportswear from MWA Official Fitness Wear Partner RNR Fits, personal appearances throughout the year of reign, complimentary photo and video shoots, and many other benefits. Miss World America first runner-up will receive over $10,000 in cash and prizes. The winner of Miss Teen World America title will receive over $10,000 in cash and prizes. Miss World America first runner-up will receive over $5,000 in cash and prizes. There will also be non-finalist titles an nominations. For the full list of our prize packages please CLICK HERE
*all prizes and perks are subject to change at any time

What is the 2019 winner selection process for Miss World America?

In 2019 one winner from every state will represent her state at the Miss World America and Miss Teen World America finals, so we will have 2 representatives (Miss and Teen) from each of the fifty U.S. states + District of Columbia competing at the national finals.
There will be a pageant in each state to select Miss and Teen representatives for the national final.
In order to select winners of Miss World America 2019 and Miss Teen World America 2019 titles, we will hold preliminary competitions and the national final.

What will Miss World America 2019 and Miss Teen World America 2019 Preliminary Competitions comprise of?

The preliminary competitions will include the following below. Challenges marked with an asterisk are required for all contestants.
Beauty with a Purpose (optional for Miss Teen World America contestants)
Top Model (required for all contestants)
Influencer Challenge, sponsored by BIGinfluencers (required for all contestants)
Leader / Head to head challenge (required for all contestants)
Sports Challenge, sponsored by RNR Fits (optional for all contestants)
Talent (optional for all contestants)
Entrepreneur (optional for all contestants)
For more information about the above challenges please CLICK HERE

Besides Miss World America and Miss Teen World America, will other titles be awarded? If I win a title, will I get a sash?

State directors may award local titles – please feel free to contact your state director to learn more information. The list of state pageants can be found on our website at http://missworldamerica.com/application/
At the national level, besides Miss World America 2019 and Miss Teen World America 2019 we will also award the winners of all 7 Challenges in both Miss and Teen category:
Miss World America – Beauty with a Purpose 2019; Miss World America and Miss Teen World America – Top Model 2019; Miss World America – Influencer 2019 (*Sponsored by BIGinfluencers); Miss World America and Miss Teen World America – Leader 2019; Miss World America and Miss Teen World America – Sports 2019 (*Sponsored by RNR Fits); Miss World America and Miss Teen World America – Talent 2019; Miss World America and Miss Teen World America – Entrepreneur 2019

Who can become a Miss World America Contestant?

For Miss: All unmarried females between the ages of 16.5 to 26 that are legal citizens of the U.S.A., that have never given birth to a child, have never taken part in any contest for qualification to represent another country, and have never won any Miss World Contest or represented USA in any previous Miss World Contest or have previously taken part in any international beauty contest, are qualified to apply.
For Teen: All unmarried females between ages of 13 to 18 that are legal citizens of the U.S.A. are qualified to apply.
Please refer to our Rules and Conditions for the full list of requirements.

What is an application fee and what will I be receiving?

If you win your state pageant, you will receive the state sash and crown. Also, your participation in the national competition is free of charge. You will represent your state at the national completion in Las Vegas, and your travel expenses and hotel will be fully paid.
Application fees, prizes, as well as additional perks available to all contestants vary per state. Please contact your state pageant for details. How can I become a contestant of this year’s Miss World America?
Please contact the state director for your state, as you will have to compete at the state level first. The list of state pageants can be found HERE

How can I contact my state director or find more information about my state pageant?

The list of state pageants can be found HERE
If your state doesn’t have a director yet, please contact our State Directors’ Coordinator Michael Galanes at m.galanes@missworldamerica.com for more information..

What if my state does not have a director yet?

We are still locking down directors in some states, so if your state doesn’t have a director yet, please contact our State Directors’ Coordinator Michael Galanes at m.galanes@missworldamerica.com and he will let you know how you could compete for this year’s crown.

Will the winner of Miss Teen World America compete at Miss World?

No, Miss World Organization does not have a Teen division yet, but this may change in the coming years.

Are there any other fees I should be aware of when entering the competition?

We have waived national entry fees for all 102 state level winners of Miss and Teen titles, but to ensure that we are able deliver an unforgettable experience as well as maximum exposure to every participant, our Standard Program Book pages will be required for all contestants, including Miss and Teen. The Program Book fee shall be $250 for one standard page (includes designer fee, placement fee, production, etc).

What is the application deadline?

Application deadlines vary per state. Please contact your state pageant for information. The list of state pageants can be found HERE
If your state doesn’t have a director, please contact our State Directors’ Coordinator Michael Galanes at m.galanes@missworldamerica.com for your state’s agenda.

When and where is the 2019 Miss World Final?

Miss World final will be held in Thailand in the beginning of December, 2019. Although the winners of national Miss titles will be required to travel to Thailand in the beginning of November and stay there for a month for rehearsals, preliminaries, and other Miss World related events.