Had a love-affair with flashing lights for as long as you’ve known yourself? Or maybe you’re energized by philanthropy and advocacy? You’ve come to the right site! Miss USA offers an opportunity of a lifetime that is sure to change you forever, for the better, whether you walk away with the crown or not. Through our unique Miss USA Pageant preparation process, we will help you polish yourself with the highest echelon in pageant and presentation training, while also giving you life-skills to take you far beyond the competition. The life you never knew was possible awaits you. Welcome to Pageantry Reimagined® by Miss USA!


The title of Miss USA is recognized globally as the top tier in pageants and so we expect that each contestant brings to the competition a personal commitment to excellence and a drive to win! We encourage larger than life personalities, we celebrate unique beauties and we are a platform for powerhouse women of passion. If you are a trailblazer in your own community of influence, this is the stage to let your light shine brighter. To qualify to become a contestant in the Miss USA Pageant, you must first have won your official state pageant. Below are some additional criteria which you must meet, to be eligible to enter.


You must be at least 18 and under 28 years of age before January 1st of the year leading up to the Miss USA Pageant. Please know that we will require you to present official documentation, such as a birth certificate and passport, to verify your age.


You must be recognized medically and legally as a female in the United States. If your gender or sex designated at birth was not female, we ask that you provide legal recognition of your assigned sex as female on the State or Federal level.


You must be a citizen of the United States and agree to remain a citizen of the US through the Miss USA Pageant. If you were not born in the United States, we ask that you provide naturalization documentation to establish your current citizenship status.


To qualify to become a contestant in the Miss USA Pageant, you must first have won your official state pageant. So if you have your sights set on the top, make sure you’re registered in a Miss USA Organization state franchise pageant. Below you will find the full listing of each state pageant, linked to their official pageant website.