Frequently asked questions
I've never been in a pageant before, can I still compete?
Absolutely! There is no experience required or necessary.
There is no preliminary competition in my area, can I still compete?
In areas where there is no preliminary competition, those titles are awarded by our Executive State Committee based on eligibility and applications received. This process is called "competing at-large."
Are there height and weight expectations?
Minnesota International Pageant has no height or weight expectations. We know that phenomenal women come in all shapes and sizes. The Minnesota International Pageant does showcase the importance of a healthy lifestyle in the fitness wear portion of the competition.
What age group typically competes in the Pageant?
To compete, Mrs must be between the ages 21 and 56, Miss 19-30, Teen 13-18, and Preteen 10-12 as of July 1st of the competition year. Every year, we host women as young as 10, as old as 56, and everywhere in-between. Likewise, winners range in age. Age is all relative: it is the woman that wins the title, not her age.
What is a platform?
A platform is a cause or issue that is near or dear to your heart. Each contestant in the Minnesota International Pageant will select a platform which she will spend the year promoting if selected as a Minnesota International Queen. There is no right or wrong platform, as long as it's an issue that you are passionate about.
Can I obtain sponsors to help defray the cost of competing?
Absolutely! Sponsors are allowed and encouraged, but not required.
If I become a local title-holder, will I receive a crown and sash?
All local title-holders receive an official Minnesota International embroidered sash reflecting their particular title. Title-holders also have the option of purchasing the official Minnesota International local title-holder crown. Purchase of the crown is completely optional and may be purchased directly from the manufacturer.
What if I don't have a talent?
No talent is required. The Minnesota International Pageant does not have a talent portion of the competition.
What do you wear for the fitness wear portion of the pageant?
Each contestant will wear the official fitness wear, designed specifically for Mrs. International organization, and contestants have the option of purchasing a one-piece or two-piece ensemble from the official supplier, The Competitive Image. The fitness wear is worn with plain white athletic shoes of the contestant's own choosing.
What time commitment is involved in being a local city or county title-holder?
You may devote as much (or as little) time as you desire, are able, in regards to promoting your title and making appearances. We request that each local title-holder make at least one appearance in their community a month, but this will vary from contestant to contestant based on each contestant's individual schedule.
What if my question was not answered or listed above?
If you did not find the answer to your question above, please don't hesitate to contact us...we're always happy to help. You may e-mail the Director at:
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