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Categories of Competition


Participation is worth 15% of your total overall score. During the 7 week training period, it is important to attend all the classes as they are pivotal in assisting your personal growth and keeping a deadline. Each time a contestant shows up to training on time, she will receive 3 points. If she is late for less than half of the class, she will receive 2 points. If she is late for more than half of the class, she will receive 1 point. No shows will receive 0 points for the day. 

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The introduction dance is worth 5% of your overall score, and it is the first section on pageant night. During the training period, you will receive dance lessons every week in preparation for pageant night.


Each contestant will showcase their catwalk and give a one to two-minute self-introduction to the audience. This section is worth 20% of the total overall score, and contestants are judged on poise, grace, style, stage presence, and overall impression. The contestants wear a gown that she has chosen for herself. This is an opportunity for each contestant to express herself and allow the audience to resonate and understand each contestant. 

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The talent section is worth 20% of the overall score. Contestants choose their distinctive talent to showcase to the audience on pageant night. Talent selection and performance distinguish the contestant's personality and skills, interpretive ability, quality of the talent presented, stage presence, technical skill level, and the totality of all elements. You can get as creative as you like from performing a standup comedy to even building the first Miss Taiwanese American robot! 

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On pageant night, each contestant is asked a question on stage and expected to answer it on the spot. The Q&A is worth 20% of the overall score. Contestants are judged by the thoughtfulness, depth, and substance of their answer. 

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Pageant judges spend time with each delegate to learn about her successes, talents, goals and ambitions.

Attention is focused on her poise, charm, self – confidence and her ability to communicate, as well as the substance of her answers.

Preliminary interviews are conducted individually in front of the entire judging panel in a private and closed setting. You will have a two to three-minute interview with the panel of 4-5 judges.

It’s very comfortable and conversational. Contestants are judged on their communication skills and personality.

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