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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.

 

What’s new about Miss World America 2020?

Due to the new circumstances, Miss World America 2020 national event will take form of a virtual, online competition, complete with hosts, a live audience and real-time judging, artist performances, celebrity guest appearances, interviews, and virtual networking events. The competition will include the submission of online materials, to be reviewed, judged and scored, as well as a series of live webcast events, culminating with the live announcement of the 2020 Miss World America.
Miss Teen World America will be held in the form of an online competition only, which will include the submission of online materials, to be reviewed, judged and scored. Teens will also participate in certain online Preliminary Events to increase their chances of winning.
Miss World America 2020 and Miss Teen World America 2020 title winners will be traveling to Los Angeles for the crowning ceremony.

What does 2020 Miss World America and Miss Teen World America grand prize include?

The list of our Grand Prize elements is constantly growing. Please check our 2020 National Competition Information page for the most current Prize Package elements.

How can I compete in Miss World America 2020 national competition?

In order to compete in Miss World America 2020 national competition, both Miss and Teen applicants must first win their state pageant or become a state delegate by participating in Miss World America State Titleholders’ Competition. To learn more about State Titleholders’ Competition, please CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE to check if your state has a state pageant

Miss Teen World America will be held in the form of an online competition only, which will include the submission of online materials, to be reviewed, judged and scored. Teens will also participate in certain online Preliminary Events to increase their chances of winning.
Miss World America 2020 and Miss Teen World America 2020 title winners will be traveling to Los Angeles for the crowning ceremony.

What will Miss World America 2020 Preliminary Competitions comprise of?

The Miss World America preliminary competitions will include the following below (subject to change at any time). Challenges marked with an asterisk are required for all contestants.

Beauty with a Purpose*
Head To Head Challenge*
Top Model Challenge*
Influencer Challenge, sponsored by BIGinfluencers
Beautiful me*
Fitness Challenge (optional for all contestants)
Talent Showcase (optional for all contestants)
People’s Choice Challenge (optional for all contestants)

All Teen finalists will have the opportunity to compete in the following Challenges (subject to change at any time):

Beauty with a Purpose*
Influencer Challenge, sponsored by BIGinfluencers*
Talent (optional for all contestants, online submissions only)
People’s Choice Challenge (optional for all contestants)

The submission requirements and instructions will be disclosed to the qualified State Titleholders. Please note, these preliminaries do not apply to our State Titleholders’ Competition (more info about State Titleholders’ Competition can be found 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?

If you win your state pageant, you will receive Miss World America state sash and crown from your state director. If you become a state delegate through MWA State Titleholders’ competition, you will be entitled to order your state sash and crown through the national office ($150 total cost). State directors may award local titles – please feel free to contact your state director to learn more information. The list of state pageants will be announced soon, check back regularly for more details.

All contestants, participating in the State Titleholders’ Competition will receive a local title and sash (selection of the title shall be granted on first come first served basis). The cost of the local sash is included with your application fee.

At the national level, besides Miss World America 2020 and Miss Teen World America 2020, we will also award the national 1st runners-up with a sash in the Miss and Teen competition. Those sashes will be mailed to the title winners.

Who can become a Miss World America Contestant?

For Miss: All unmarried females between the ages of 18 to 26 that are legal citizens of the U.S.A., that have never given birth, and have never won any Miss World Contest or represented USA in any previous Miss World Contest.
For Teen: All unmarried females between ages of 13 to 18 that are legal citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.A. are qualified to apply.
Please refer to our Official Rules and Conditions for the full list of requirements.

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

Application fees to enter a state competition vary per state. You can find the list of state directors HERE. If you compete and win your state pageant, you will receive the state sash and crown.
State application fees, prizes, as well as additional perks available to all contestants vary per state. 

If your state does not have a state director, you will have to participate in the MWA’s State Titleholders’ Competition. State Titleholders’ Competition application fee is $499, application deadline is June 30, 11:59 pm PST.

MWA’s State Titleholders Competition application fee (for both Miss and Teen applicants) includes:

  • Entry into the State Titleholders’ Competition
  • One-on-one phone interview (a parent must be present for Teens)
  • Local title and sash (shipping not included; the selection of the local title shall be granted on the first come first served basis)
  • Your headshot on Miss World America website
  • Your 250 word bio on Miss World America website
  • A shoutout via Miss World America’s social media story (MWA’s official Instagram profile and Facebook page)

The payment of the application fee does not grant a state title automatically and does not enter the applicant into the national Miss World America competition.

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

The list of State Pageants and State Directors information can be found at HERE and is constantly updated. Please check back this link often for updates.

What if my state does not have a director yet?

If your state does not have a state director, you will have to participate in the MWA’s State Titleholders’ Competition. You can find more information about this competition HERE

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

No, Miss World Organization does not have a Teen division yet. We treat our Teen program as a preparatory and educational platform for the young girls to compete in the Miss World system.

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

Miss World America does not change entry fees for state delegates to enter the national competition.

To become a state delegate you will need to either win your state pageant or become a state delegate via MWA’s State Titleholders’ Competition.

Entry fees for state pageants vary per state. Please check with your state director about state fees, deadlines and other details. If you win your state pageant, there will be no other fees for you to enter the national competition.

If your state does not have a state director, you can enter the Miss World America 2020 nationals by participating in MWA’s State Titleholders’ Competition. The State Titleholders’ Competition application fee is $499, the application deadline is June 30, 11:59 pm PST. If you become a state delegate through MWA’s State Titleholders’ Competition, you will be responsible for ordering your state sash and crown for a total of $150. No other fees will be due in order to enter and participate in the national competition. You can find more details about the State Titleholders’ Competition and apply by clicking HERE

What is the application deadline?

Application deadlines vary per state. You can find your state pageant information HERE.

If your state does not have a state pageant, you will need to participate in the State Titleholders’ Competition. Application deadline is June 30 (early bird applications – by May 31). Find more information about the State Titleholders’ Competition and start application by clicking HERE.

When and where is the 2020 Miss World Final?

The Miss World Grand Finale is usually held in the second week of December.

However, national delegates from 130 countries are required to arrive in the host city one month before the Grand Finale. Contestants compete in a series of fast track events that guarantee a place in the top 30. These include Multimedia, Sport, Talent, Top model, Head to Head Challenge and Beauty With A Purpose.

More details will be announced soon, please check back frequently for updates.