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Beauty Pageant Statistics

06, May 2021

Knowledge is power. That's why we wanted you to know all about the beautiful planet of pageantry. We've compiled a comprehensive list of interesting and vital facts for you to learn more about our industry. From coaching to prize packages to your favorite pageant systems, check out the information below to learn more!

Pageant Coaching Statistics

Pageant Statistics

Contestant Statistics

Pageant Coaching Statistics

All percentages are rounded up or down to the nearest percentage point to make the information easier to digest. Though coaching prices are in USD, we surveyed our entire database; therefore, we got answers from contestants all over the world.

31% of contestants do not use a coach to prepare for their pageant.

42% of the contestants who receive coaching get coached by an “in-person” coach. 

27% receive coaching via Skype or FaceTime only.

31% use a combination of video conferencing (i.e. Skype, FaceTime) and “in-person.”

Pageant Coaching Pricing

The average contestant pays $59.39 per hour for pageant coaching.

11% of all contestants who receiving coaching don’t pay for it.

37% of contestants pay between $25 - $50 per hour for coaching.

32% of contestants pay between $75-$100 per hour for coaching.


We also surveyed pageant coaches to find out what’s the average they charged per hour and here’s what we discovered: 

33% charge between $0-$50 per hour.

27% charge between $51-$75 per hour.

24% charge between $76-$100 per hour.

6% charge between $101-$150 per hour.

6% charge between $151-$200 per hour.

3% charge between $201-$250 per hour.


Pageant Coach Experience

40% of our experts have worked between 5-10 years in the industry and 60% of our experts have worked in the pageant industry between 5-15 years.

27% of experts have between 20 and 45 years of pageant experience.


Pageant Statistics

Choosing a pageant to compete in can be difficult. Some of the deciding factors in participating are pageant entry fees and pageant prize packages. We've taken the guess work out of pageant entry fees and prize packages. 

Pageant Entry Fees

4% of directors do not charge an entry fee.

14% charge between $200-$400

18% charge between $300-$500

31% charge between $500-$1,000

23% charge between $1,000-$1,500

28% charge between $1,500-$2,000


Total Prize Package Amount

1% of directors do not offer any type of monetary prize package.

13% offer a prize package worth between $1,000-$10,000 in value.

39% of directors offer a prize package worth between $1,000-$20,000 in value.

30% of directors offer a prize package worth between $25,000-$50,000 in value.


Scholarship money as a prize package

32% of directors do not offer scholarship money has part of their prize package.

30% of directors offer between $1,000-$10,000 in scholarship money.

12% of directors between $75,000-$100,000 in scholarship money.


Contestant Statistics

Have you ever wondered if pageants look for a certain type of winner? Are blondes or brunettes more likely to win Miss USA? What is the average height of a Miss USA? Do former titleholders have brown eyes or blue eyes? We've pulled together information about former titleholders to find out just what winners look like for each system. Find out more about your favorite pageant systems below!

Miss USA Pageant Statistics

Originally started as a local swimwear competition that was started by Catalina Swimwear in Long Beach, California in 1952, the Miss USA pageant has changed over time but, have the titleholders? Check out statistics on your favorite titleholders below!

Height Statistics

18% of all Miss USAs are between the height of 5’4” and 5’6”.

Nana Meriwether, was 6' tall but originally placed 1st Runner Up before taking over after Olivia Culpo won Miss Universe.

Physical Appearance Statistics

Brunettes are twice as likely to succeed at Miss USA than Blondes. 43 times brunettes have walked away with the crown. 22 times blondes have walked away with the crown.

Redheads are more likely to win Miss USA than contestants with black hair. In the 66 year history of Miss USA redheads have won a total of 3 times, while contestants with black hair have won only 2 times.

85% of all Miss USAs have had either blue or brown eyes.

Brown is the most popular eye color of all Miss USAs. 

81% of all Miss USAs have been Caucasian.

15% of all Miss USAs have been African American with the first African American Miss USA, Carole Gist, Miss Michigan USA was crowned in 1990.

Outside of Caucasians and African Americans only one Hispanic-American and two Asian-Americans have won the Miss USA crown.

Zodiac Statistics

Scorpios have won 9 times throughout the 66 year history.  

54% of all Miss USAs are either a Virgo, Taurus, Scorpio, Sagittarius or Aquarius.


Home State Statistics

Texas has won more Miss USA titles than any other state, winning 9 times. Followed by California who has won the title 6 times.


Post-Crown Careers Statistics 

Want to know more about Miss USA pageants? Check out the Miss USA & Teen USA profile! 



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