Does the Miss Plus America pageant promote obesity?
The Miss Plus America Pageant promotes being healthy and being self-confident at any size.
What is the benefit of entering any pageant in this day and age?
The purpose of any pageant is to promote self-confidence and to give every woman an avenue to promote one's platform.
Why enter the Miss Plus America Pageant?
That believe in the beauty of all women. We are going to great lengths to make every aspect of the Miss Plus America pageant spectacular. We are encouraging women and letting them know that it is okay to love themselves and making a difference in our communities.
Is Miss Plus America Pageant System affiliated with the Miss America Organization?
The Miss Plus America Pageant is in NO WAY affiliated with the Miss America organization, the Mrs. America Pageant, the Ms. America Pageant, the Miss Teen America Pageant, the Miss Teen America Scholarship Pageant or Miss America's Outstanding Teen Scholarship Program.
What is the minimum size-requirement?
Each delegate must be a size 14W or greater. There is no height limit or size cap. What is the difference between a size 14 and a size 14 W? There is an additional inch on each side of a 14 W. It is the same size as a 16 Misses but with some modifications to proportion. A 14 W is a 16 Misses. The W stands for "woman". A size 14 Misses is NOT the same as a size 14 Woman. By signing the required size agreement you agree that you understand this definition.
What is the difference between the Mrs. divisions and other divisions?
The Mrs. Division is for those delegates ages 20 and above who are married and have been by the deadline set forth in the rules. The Miss division is for those women 18 to 29 and the Ms Division is from ages 30 to and up. All married women must compete in the Mrs. Division.
What is a platform?
A platform is a charity or cause that you promote throughout your reign as a local/state/national delegate. Example: AIDS Awareness, Breast Cancer Awareness, MADD, etc. You may create your own platform. This will be subject to approval.
*NOTE: The Miss Plus America Pageant does not endorse political candidates and/or their agendas nor socially controversial charities/organizations. If your selection is considered to be within these parameters, you will be notified by email.
How do I choose a platform?
Each delegate chooses a platform according to her convictions. Some delegates may have been touched with tragedy by loosing a loved one by a drunk-driver and may want to promote MADD or SADD. Other delegates may have been touched by disease such as Breast Cancer or HIV and want to promote those charitable organizations. Choose the platform that you are the most comfortable with and feel that you can make the biggest difference in the lives of others with.
What is considered a public appearance?
A public appearance is any location that you appear in your crown and/or banner to support/promote your platform or to support/promote MPA. Some delegates may attend charitable functions wearing their crown/banner. Others may ride in parades, while others may visit their local/state dignitaries promoting their platforms. All delegates are encouraged to promote their charity first and foremost.
How many public appearances do I have to make during my reign?
Once you have been awarded your state title and have acquired your crown/banner, you are encouraged to make one appearance per month during your reign as a local titleholder. As a state titleholder, you will sign a contract that obligates you to make at least one public appearance per month. There is no contest for the most appearances.
How long is a reign?
An at-large delegate's reign lasts from the time she is awarded her title until the end of the national Miss Plus America Pageant. If you compete in and win your state pageant, your title lasts until the next annual pageant in your state. If you compete in a state pageant and win and then go on to win a national title, your state title may be awarded to the runner-up and your national reign will last until the annual national pageant the next year, given you meet all requirements of your national contract.
Do you have a payment plan?
Yes! Each delegate will have a strict fee schedule she must adhere to to keep her title. If you are unable to adhere to the presented plan upon the confirmation of the receipt of the application, simply contact the director about making adjustments to the plan. *Missed payments endanger delegates of losing titles.*
What does my entry fee pay for?
TPA is a self-sufficient pageant. Fees pay for but are not limited to the royal regalia of each local and state winner including the prizes and cash that is given away on the stage, hotel expenses for pageant staff including food, ballroom rental, judges rooms/meals/fees, sound, light, stage, decoration etc... TPA is in the business of making dreams come true. Money received is put forth in effort to achieve this goal we have, that sets us apart from other plus pageants.
Do you accept ad payments toward the state entry fee?
No. All ad money is put into the production of the program book. The more ads we sell, the more impressive the program book is!
Do you accept personal checks?
No. TPA does not accept personal checks. However, we do accept company checks for sponsorship and advertising purposes.
What do I need to consider when deciding whether or not to enter the Miss Plus America Pageant?
Consider first and foremost if it is something you're willing to follow through with. Consider that not every delegate has the full support of her friends and family; and if you're not sure of that support, are you willing to enter anyway? Consider the time in which it will take you to prepare and if the dates set are available for your vacation. Consider the time it will take you to make appearances. Consider the cost of the pageant beyond the required entry fee and supplemental fee requirements like ad money, ticket money, wardrobe and travel expenses. Being able to budget is important. Do you have or can you obtain the resources in which to fund your desire to enter?
Will competing in the Miss Plus America Pageant help me establish a career in plus modeling?
Not necessarily. While a Plus America title may make you more memorable on auditions and submissions, it does not guarantee your success as a plus model. The Plus America Pageant is first and foremost about community service. We seek women of substance and integrity who want to use the crown to bring more attention to their charitable institution or cause.
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