Ms American Elegance was founded in the year of 1998 under the belief that every woman is Elegant and Beautiful, no matter her size, height, age, race, or nationality.
The phases of competition for Ms American Elegance and the scoring of those phases are as follows:
Interview (panel) - 45%
Personal Expression - 5%
Fashion Wear - 20%
Evening Gown - 20%
Onstage Question and Answer - 10%
During their International pageant, five National Titles are awarded and 1 International title is given.
Age divisions for Ms. American Elegance are:
Ms. American Elegance: Sophisticate, ages 20+ and at least a size 16W;
Mrs. American Elegance, ages 25+, must be married at least 6 months, and currently residing with spouse.
Ms. Elegance International - Delegates must be a naturally born female age 25 and over, can be single, married, widowed or divorced.