The most important thing that you should know about Star Pageantry International is that we are more interested in where you are going in your life instead of where you have been.
What are the eligibility requirements for entering the pageant?
Star Pageantry International welcomes all that feel that they can compete with the best of the best. If you are at least 18 years of age (in the Miss,Mister,Ms, Mrs) and for the Teen's (m&f) the age of 14-19 and the mini/junior (m&f) ages 6-12 in the year of the telecast then you are eligible to apply.
Are there any height or weight requirements to compete?
No. There are no required height, weight or specific measurements that qualify you to compete. The judges are looking for body proportion, good physical health and personality.
How many contestants will be in the pageant?
The number of contestants varies, as contestants apply and choose to participate. The final number of participants will be determined when the registration process is completed on pageant weekend.
How do you decide who receives an invitation letter?
We use marketing consultants who assemble mailing lists from various sources such as school-related activities, modeling agencies, community activities, camps, magazine subscriptions, general mailing lists, etc. We also conduct a phone interview to make sure that the delegate holds the standards of becoming a star delegate.
What happens after I submit my photo & information if I don’t win a state, regional or national title?
After your photo and entry is received, selected entries are submitted to a review committee, who will contact the applicants for a brief telephone interview. After your interview, the committee will consider your application. They will determine if they feel you would make a good candidate for the title. If you are accepted to participate in the pageant, the registration materials will be emailed to you with login passcode.
What are the costs associated with the pageant?
Each contestant is responsible for paying a registration and a sponsorship fee if she/he does not win a local/state regional or national pageant, which covers your participation in the pageant, during pageant weekend and all pageant related activities. We can provide you with information to help secure sponsorship to cover the cost.
Where can I secure sponsors?
Sponsorship can help defray the costs associated with entry fee, wardrobe, etc. Sponsors can include, but are not limited to your family, friends, local businesses, sororities, fraternity organizations and clubs, schools, etc. You may secure sponsors from anywhere in or out of the region. Take this opportunity to perfect your communications skills. Many local businesses will be supportive when you share your goals with them. It is possible to not incur any out of pocket expenses.
Do I have to spend a lot of money on my wardrobe?
Not at all. It is very important to select outfits you feel confident inwhich best suit your body type and personality. The personal choice of clothing spans from simple to more elaborate. The judges are scoring the over all presentation. We provide our sponsors information to you as a resource. Ultimately it is the contestants personal choice.
What is the judging criteria for the pageant?
Interview = 25% of overall score
Contestants will interview with a panel of judges for 5 minutes. Judges will be looking at the contestant’s ability to be personable and express themselves in a natural and comfortable way. Judges may be asking political, controversial or current event questions. None of the questions will be geared towards religion choice. Judges will use the Contestant Fact Sheet as a reference for interview questions. The Judges are taking this time to learn more about whom you are and your personality. Attire for interview should be modern and fashionable. Choices range from dresses, skirt and blouse and trendy suits. Be sure your outfit
selection reflects your sense of style. This is your chance to impress each judge with your opinions, ability to communicate, and overall sense of self. They may ask questions regarding your family, education, hobbies, occupation, community involvement, goals, like and dislikes.
Interviews are conversational. During the on stage interview competition, the judges are looking for the same qualities and also how you handle speaking in front of an audience. Contestants will be scored from 1-10 and will account for 25% of their overall score.
Swimsuit = 25% of overall score
For female contestants you can choose either a one piece or two-piece swimsuit in any color. The bottoms should be full coverage with a two inch width on the sides. Judges will be judging on physical fitness, modeling ability, and personality. Physical measurements are not considered in the judging. Choose a swimsuit that is appropriate for onstage presentation. No thongs or pantyhose allowed. Style should always be in good taste. At least a 4' heel shoe is recommended. The Judges will be basing their decisions on the contestant’s overall physical fitness, beauty, proportion and does she demonstrate a healthy lifestyle.
For the male contestants. You should wear a one piece of any syle and color. Thongs are not premitted. No sandels only barefeet in presentation. Judges will be judging on physical fitness, modeling ability, and personality. Physical measurements are not considered in the judging. Choose a swimsuit that is appropriate for onstage presentation. Contestants will be scored from 1-10 and will account for 25% of their overall score.
Gown /Male Formal Wear= 25% of overall score
Female contestants should wear an age appropriate dress. Dresses should be long. Judges will be looking for poise, personality and beauty. The Judges focus on stage presence, confidence, elegance, poise, overall appearance, and sense of fashion and style. Here they are scoring the contestant not the dress. So choose a style and color that looks great on you and will radiate on stage.
Male contestant should wear an age appropriate formal wear. This suit should represent their individual style and creativity. Think more of specail event and red carpet. Judges will be looking for poise, personality and confidence. The judges focus on stage presence, cofidence, elegance, poise, overall appearance and sense of fashion and style. Here they are scoring the contestant not the suit. So choose a style and color that looks great on you and will radiate on stage.
Contestants will be scored from 1-10 and will account for 25% of their overall score.
Poise and Personality = 25% of overall score
Contestants will compete in poise and personality in their gown. Questions will be easy and come directly from the emcee sheet submitted with the contestant’s paperwork. When scoring the poise and personality segment, judges will take into consideration the contestant’s answer and the contestant’s overall performance during the pageant. Contestants will be scored from 1-10 and will account for 25% of their overall score.
This portion of the pageant will not be judged. However, it will be a time for you to show off your personality to the judges! Opening number outfit will be determined at a later date. Make sure whatever you wear fits you well and shows off your figure! You may or may not be on stairs, so be sure you can walk in whatever shoes you choose – heels are always better on stage!
Can anyone assist me with hair and make-up on pageant weekend?
Only contestants and staff are permitted in the dressing room or backstage during pageant weekend. Each contestant will share a dressing area room with other contestant. Rooms are limited to contestants and chaperones only. There will be chaperones in the dressing rooms to assist you with some of your wardrobe changes.
Contestants are prohibited from bringing their own personal hair and make-up stylists - they are not allowed back stage or in your hotel room. Nutainment
Management organization will have a professional make-up artists and hair stylists present at the pageant. You will have an opportunity to meet them and discuss pricing and specific styles before the pageant weekend if you choose to use their services.
Are tattoos or body piercings allowed?
Tattoos and piercing are a statement of your individuality, and it is up to you whether you choose to show them. If you feel that it may be offensive, you may want to cover it. Judges are not told to look upon someone negatively because of tattoos or piercing, but judging is a subjective process done by each individual differently.
What happens if I should win and how much time is involved?
There are certain responsibilities that accompany the privilege of becoming a international titleholder. We understand the importance of school and family and will make every effort to schedule appearances around that. Appearances includes speaking engagements, charity events, galas, trade shows, etc. The biggest commitment is your responsibility to represent the brand of the organization in your country and beyond and to bring awarness to our brand and mission and vision of Star International. You are also encourage to bring in more contestants and sponsors into our organization.
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