MISS U.S. LATINA® is the first competition to be established exclusively for Latinas in the USA. It is the largest Latina pageant system in the country and since 1983, continues to be the only national preliminary to select the official representative from the US to Miss Latin America® of the World, known worldwide as Miss America Latina del Mundo.
MISS TEEN U.S. LATINA was launched 20 years later as a sister pageant for teenage Latinas.
Miss U.S. Latina® Pageant is the official national preliminary in the USA to Miss Latin America® of the World. Reigning titleholder is Jennifer Patiño from California. "More than a Model...a Role Model"
Organizacion Miss America Latina, Producers of Latina Pageants Worldwide
Personal Interview – to determine personality, intellect and qualifications to hold national title
Swimsuit – to determine physical condition and form
Evening Gown – to determine elegance, poise, beauty and grace