ALTO Associates LLC (www.papageants.com) is seeking representatives from Altoona and the surrounding areas to compete in the Miss Teen, Miss and Mrs. Pennsylvania International Pageant.
Single and married women ages 13 to 56 will compete in one of three pageants for the chance to represent Pennsylvania in the Miss Teen, Miss and Mrs. International Pageant in Chicago in July.
The Pennsylvania state pageant will be held in Altoona on March 26.
The International Pageant system was developed to promote today's women and their accomplishments. The focus behind Mrs. International is to showcase women 21 to 56 years old by July 1 of the national competition year, married at least six months and a resident of the state or a citizen of the country she represents. Each contestant competes in interview competition, which is valued for 50 percent of her overall score; evening gown, valued for 25 percent; and fitness wear for 25 percent.
Husbands are a direct part of the show, escorting their wives in the evening gown competition, and the husband crowns his wife titleholder.
The focus behind Miss International is to showcase single women, who are 19 to 29 years old by July 1 of the national competition year and are a resident of the state or a citizen of the country that they represent.
Each contestant competes in interview competition which is valued at 40 percent of their total score; evening gown, valued for 20 percent; fitness wear for 20 percent; and fun fashion wear for 20 percent.
The purpose of Miss Teen International is to showcase women who are 13 to 18 years old, by July 1st of the national competition year and are a resident of the state or a citizen of the country they represent.
Each contestant competes in interview competition valued at 40 percent of their total score; evening gown valued for 20 percent; fitness wear for 20 percent; and fun fashion wear for 20 percent.
Each contestant has the opportunity to select a platform of her choice that she spends the year promoting. Applications are being accepted now to name representatives from Altoona as well as representatives for other localities in the area for the state pageant in March.
Contestants are encouraged to apply immediately as space fills quickly.
After submission of your application, fee, photo and completion of a brief phone interview with the state director, you can begin your reign as a local title holder, leading up to the state pageant.
Local titles are being awarded now. Contact the pageant office at 943-7272 or visit www.papageants.com for more information on how to be a part of the pageant.
ALTO Associates is managed by Jodi Cessna, director, and Scott Cessna, producer, of the Pennsylvania International Pageants.