Six Age Divisions - 15 Contestants Allowed Per Age Division.
Consult your 2020 SMUSA Contestant Magazine (click here) for more information about the Competition and Wardrobe Requirements.
2020 Pageant Expense Info. (click here)
Contestants will compete in three
phases of competition for
Sterling Miss USA.
Interview – Petite Miss and
Little Miss will interview in the
round robin format for a
30 second visit with each judge.
Pre-Teen and Jr. Teen will have a three
(3) minutes interview and
Teen, Miss and Ms. contestants
will have a four (4)
minute interview, each before the panel
Run Way/Fun Fashion – get ready to strut your stuff as you show your New York style in our
contestants' favorite part of competition -
Show your personality as you model
to upbeat music that we
Formal Wear - get ready for your
time in the spotlight as you model
that special gown that makes you feel
like a princess. All gowns for all age
divisions should be long, to the floor
gowns with appropriate shoes. For
all age divisions, the contestant must
walk the stage by herself.
The walking pattern will be provided,
with plenty of time to practice
before pageant weekend. We will also
have the stage marked, as the girls practice
on the stage during Saturday rehearsals.
Opening Number- An age-appropriate
WHITE cocktail/crowning dress of your
choice with nude-colored shoes will be
worn during opening number. The dress may have
silver or gold embellishments, but no other color.
During this time, the contestants will step forward
and introduce themselves by giving a greeting
(hello, good afternoon, hi, etc.), and stating their names and ages ONLY. That is it. There is no formal introduction. THIS IS NOT JUDGED!
Casual Wear – think
fun family outing.
Something you would wear on
a special date.
No cocktail, Fun Fashion, or
long pageant gowns for this one.
Ideas: colored jeans, sun dresses,
summer skirts, walking shorts,
vests, jackets, jumpsuits,
Model your red, white and blue,
or any of those color combinations
and show your patriotic pride.
After all, we are Sterling Miss USA!
*Note: our new titleholders will
have patriotic photos made during
their queens' photo shoot.
Top Model- get ready for
your own personal photo
shoot with famed Pageant Photographer
Wear what you think will
look good in photos,
show your personality and
Best Actress – contestants will wear their
SMUSA t-shirts, given to them at check in
and a pair of shorts, jeans or skirt for this
competition. The commercials are to be memorized
in advance of the competition. They are located
in the paperwork section of this webpage
section under Sterling USA.
Spokes Model – contestants will
wear their interview dresses.
Topics for the onstage delivery are
found under the paperwork section
of the Sterling USA tab.