Frequently Asked Questions - National Pageant

How do I enter?

Your first step is to fill out the online application form under the tab ‘Apply Now’.  You can pay the entry fee or deposit from this same tab or submit payment / deposit later if needed.

What does the entry fee include:

Fee includes your official state crown and sash, appearance tee, entrance into welcome dinner, and pageant DVD download.

Can I make payments?

Absolutely!  For the national pageant you can make payments on your entry fee as long as a payment is made every 30 days.

Payment options include:

-PayPal to  PayPal account is not required; you can use the PayPal link under the "Apply Now" tab or you may log into PayPal yourself.

-Card payment over the phone by calling the pageant office at (828) 467-5691

-Venmo to @TMCProductions

-CashApp to $TMCProductions

-Mail check to pageant office:  TMC, 117 Atty. John Peterson Rd., Spruce Pine, NC 28777

-Use Payment link on this website

When do I enter?

We accept entries up to 21 days prior to pageant; the earlier you register the more time you have to prepare for the national pageant.

What are the age divisions?

Contestant must be the minimum age listed as of August 01, 2022 and not exceed the maximum age before October 1, 2022:

Jr Miss, Teen, Miss:

Jr Miss - Ages 12 to 14

Teen - Ages 15 to 18, must be single, never married, never given birth to a child

Miss - Ages 19 to 29, must be single but can be divorced, can have children

Ms., Mrs., Ms. Elite (Curvy Ms):

Ms. - Ages 30 to 49, must be single or divorced, can have children (can become married during reign as titleholder)

Mrs. - Ages 20 and Up, must be married, can have children

Ms. Elite - Ages 50 and Up, any marital status

What is the residency requirement for a state title?

You must meet one of the following criteria to qualify to represent your state:

-Current or prior resident in the state

-Current or prior employment in the state

-Current or prior student status in the state

-Current or prior property ownership in the state

-Born in the state

-Parent(s) or immediate family currently reside in the state

May I seek a sponsor?

You may seek sponsors or you may pay the entry fee yourself.


If I hold the America's United States State title, can I compete in other pageants?

Yes!  We ask our state titleholders to make appearances and promote her America's United States State title however, we absolutely support our titleholders in competing in other pageants.  Miss America's United States is a pageant title and system with an amazing team that wants to help prepare you for your next pageant as well as skill building, confidence, and poise.  The world is a very competitive environment and pageantry is a great resource for females to build skills, connections, and bonds that will last a lifetime.  We are here to support you whether you decide to advance to another pageant or maintain your America's United States State Title...This is YOUR Journey!  We also give our winners the opportunity to compete for their respective National Title at the America's United States National Pageant in August of each year.