The focus of Vanbros from the beginning, is for this program to provide a fair environment in which young women have the opportunity to better themselves. We hope the pageant encourages the contestants to gain self-awareness, self-confidence, individual pride, and greater social awareness. We hope each contestant improves her ability to communicate effectively, speak in front of people, and stand up for her beliefs. We encourage our contestants to find issues she feel's strongly about, and to become involved in organizations and causes that speak to her heart. Each young lady who enters this program has different goals, and we strive hard to assist each young woman in her own personal quest.
Regardless of what your future career plans are, this is an environment that can open many exciting doors. Each year, career connections are made by contestants during their pageant experience! Or, maybe you have not decided yet on a future career path. That’s okay too because maybe this experience will help you find something you want to do with your life. This could even be your chance to get "discovered!" It’s happened to many young women before!
We're especially proud of the fact that many contestants each year have never been in a pageant and they find it to be a rewarding and worthwhile experience. Many have won on their first attempt, and many others return because it was a positive experience. We like to believe that each young woman who participates in our pageant leaves a little more prepared to deal with the world around them, and more importantly, the world ahead of them! Basically, our philosophy for the MISS MISSOURI USA & MISS MISSOURI TEEN USA Pageant is not about encouraging young women to ‘win’ a pageant, but to encourage excellence in young women, and to help them develop life skills that will ultimately help them win in life by being the best they can be in everything they do.
The winners of our State Pageant will each embark on an exciting journey, and receive a prize package including cash, wardrobe, and travel.
While our program places an emphasis on excellence, achievement, and personal growth, we also strive to make the pageant experience FUN! The pageant is a two day event.
On the first day, it's fun, fun, fun! The contestants enjoy getting to know the pageant staff and other contestants. The day is full of rehearsals. We bring in a choreographer and a producer, who will put together a great show. The day concludes with the Presentation Show. During the Presentation Show, each contestant is presented to the judges in the preliminary active wear/swimwear and evening gown competitions.
The second day begins with the personal interview competition. During the interviews, each contestant has the opportunity to meet individually with each judge for a four minute interview. Each contestant has the opportunity to convince the judges she is right for the job of MISS MISSOURI USA or MISS MISSOURI TEEN USA. Following the interviews, the contestants return to the theater for more rehearsals. The second day ends with the Coronation Show. At the end of the final show, we will have a new MISS MISSOURI USA & MISS MISSOURI TEEN USA.
The winner of MISS MISSOURI USA will advance to the nationally televised MISS USA Pageant, and the winner of the MISS MISSOURI TEEN USA title will advance to the MISS TEEN USA Pageant. Should MISS MISSOURI USA go on to win MISS USA, she would then advance to the ultimate contest... the internationally televised MISS UNIVERSE Pageant.
Each Contestant will compete in three equal phases of preliminary competition: active wear/swimsuit, evening gown, and interview. The scores from the preliminary phases of competition are added up, and the contestants with the highest composite scores become semifinalists. The number of semifinalists will be between 10 and 15, and will be determined by the total number of contestants in the competition.
Scoring is based on the following:
Active Wear/Swimsuit: each contestant is evaluated on her physical fitness, stage-presence, and overall impression.
Evening Gown: each contestant is evaluated on grace, poise, style, stage presence, the confidence with which she carries herself, and overall-impression.
Interview: preliminary interviews are personal one-on-one style. You will have four minute interviews with each of the five judges. Its very comfortable and conversational. Contestants are scored on their communication skills, and personality. They are NOT scored on their opinions or personal beliefs. Once the semifinalists are announced during the final show, they will again compete in swimsuit and evening gown. These two phases of competition will narrow the field to a group of five finalists.
The top-5 will then each have an on-stage interview. The interview will be conducted by the emcee. She will ask them a question submitted by a fellow contestant and one submitted by a judge. The interview will end with one randomly selected question unrelated to their bio, and submitted prior to the show by either the panel of judges or the contestants. After the top-5 interviews, the judges will make the final rankings based on their overall impression of each contestant. The judges will select a winner, 1st runner-up, 2nd runner-up, 3rd runner-up, and 4th runner-up in each age group.
Each contestant will need rehearsal clothing (sweats, sweatshirts, tennis shoes, etc.), and a business casual outfit for registration. The required competition and stage wardrobe is as follows:
Private Interview: An outfit that represents your personality and you feel comfortable wearing. This can range from casual to business oriented, but something you would find in your own closet.
Active Wear (TEEN): You will be competing in athletic wear as opposed to swimwear this year. You will need an athletic style sports bra and may chose between compression pants and compression shorts. You can select any color or pattern. Reflect your personality. No customized text (your name or title) is allowed. Wear coordinating tennis or gym shoes.
Swimsuit (MISS): Miss contestants may chose between one and two-piece suits. However, adequate coverage is required and no thongs are allowed. Swimsuits may be any appropriate style, and design, and there are no color restrictions. Patterns and prints are also acceptable.
Evening Gown: all contestants must have a full-length evening gown of their choice. The style, design, and color is up to you. It can be elaborate, or very simple. Choose something that makes you feel like Cinderella. Your gown should represent YOUR own personality and taste. Remember, you can look like a million bucks without spending a million bucks! Teens are encouraged to wear gowns that reflect a more youthful style and look than the Miss contestants.
Fashion Show Opening Introductions: NEW! Beginning this year, we will no longer have an opening number dance routine. Each contestant will select an outfit of their choice to wear in a runway style FASHION SHOW INTRODUCTION. Select an outfit that reflects your own personality, style and sense of fashion. You can select a dress, pants, shorts, jumpsuit/romper of any color or print with coordinating footwear and any accessories (NO FULL LENGTH GOWNS or FLOOR LENGTH TRAINS). Please make sure your outfit is in good taste! Have fun and show your personality! You may select a fashion show opening outfit that can also be worn during your private interview (refer to the private interview information above).
How to Enter:
After reviewing all of the information on our Web site, if you have an interest in becoming a contestant, click on "Apply Today" above and follow the easy steps. There is NO fee required to apply. Once we receive your application, it will be reviewed by a selection committee. If your application is approved, you’ll be contacted by the pageant office.
Check out the winners of the Miss Missouri USA pageants in the past:
Miss Missouri USA 2020 - Megan Kelly
Miss Missouri USA 2019 – Miriah Ludtke
Miss Missouri USA 2018 – Tori Kruse
Miss Missouri USA 2017 – Bayleigh Dayton
Miss Missouri USA 2016 – Sydnee Stottlemyre
Miss Missouri USA 2015 – Rebecca Dunn
Miss Missouri USA 2014 – Erica Sturdefant
Miss Missouri USA 2013 – Ellie Holtman
Miss Missouri USA 2012 – Katie Kearney
Miss Missouri USA 2011 – Hope Driskill
Miss Missouri USA 2010 – Ashley Strohmier
Miss Missouri USA 2009 – Stacey Smith
Miss Missouri USA 2008 – Candice Crawford
Miss Missouri USA 2007 – Amber Seyer
Miss Missouri USA 2006 – Kristi Marie Capel
Miss Missouri USA 2005 – Andrea Cilberti
Miss Missouri USA 2004 – Ashley Renee Litton (assumed the Miss Missouri USA 2004 after Shandi Finnessey won Miss USA 2004)
Miss Missouri USA 2003 – Tara Bollinger
Miss Missouri USA 2002 – Melana Scantlin
Miss Missouri USA 2001 – Larissa Meek
Miss Missouri USA 2000 – Denette Roderick
Miss Missouri USA 1999 – Teri Bollinger
Miss Missouri USA 1998 – Melanie Breedlove
Miss Missouri USA 1997 – Amanda Jahn
Miss Missouri USA 1996 – Aimee Rinehart
Miss Missouri USA 1995 – Britt Powell
Miss Missouri USA 1994 – Shelly Lehman
Miss Missouri USA 1993 – Stephanie Nunn
Miss Missouri USA 1992 – Tonya Snodgrass
Miss Missouri USA 1991 – Tiffany Hazel
Miss Missouri USA 1990 – Lori Suschnick
Miss Missouri USA 1989 – Rhonda Hoglan
Miss Missouri USA 1988 – Alecia Workman
Miss Missouri USA 1987 – Dawn Fonseca
Miss Missouri USA 1986 – Barbara Webster
Miss Missouri USA 1985 – Amy Ruth Coverdale
Miss Missouri USA 1984 – Sandy Percival
Miss Missouri USA 1983 – Robin Riley
Miss Missouri USA 1982 – Susan Heiman
Miss Missouri USA 1981 – Karyn Smagacz
Miss Missouri USA 1980 – Kelly Laxson
Miss Missouri USA 1979 – Virginia Dean
Miss Missouri USA 1978 – Paula Taylor
Miss Missouri USA 1977 – Connie Ast
Miss Missouri USA 1976 – Donna Hibbitts
Miss Missouri USA 1975 – Nancy LaRose
Miss Missouri USA 1974 – Dorothy McElven
Miss Missouri USA 1973 – Camilla Crist
Miss Missouri USA 1972 – Janet Potter
Miss Missouri USA 1971 – Nancy Rich
Miss Missouri USA 1970 – Suzette Grenham
Miss Missouri USA 1969 – Sherry Hoffman
Miss Missouri USA 1968 – Jan Barton
Miss Missouri USA 1967 – Karen Hendrix
Miss Missouri USA 1966 – Martha Taylor
Miss Missouri USA 1965 – Barbara Brooks
Miss Missouri USA 1964 – Sandy Bawol
Miss Missouri USA 1963 – Sandra Lee Marlin
Miss Missouri USA 1962 – Mikee Campbell
Miss Missouri USA 1961 – Joan Roberts
Miss Missouri USA 1960 – Marilyn Stalcup
Miss Missouri USA 1959 – Barbara Stell
Miss Missouri USA 1958 – Beverly Sue Wright
Miss Missouri USA 1957 - Judith Ann Murback
Miss Missouri USA 1956 – Carol Rae Thrower
Miss Missouri USA 1955 – Bennie Joan Pritchard
Miss Missouri USA 1954 – Alice Jean Porritt
Miss Missouri USA 1953 – Donna Gardner
Miss Missouri USA 1952 – Carolyn Carlew
The winner of Miss Missouri Teen USA competes at the Miss Teen USA pageant, representing Missouri, for a chance to win the title of Miss Teen USA.
Miss Missouri Teen USA has four phases of competition that include: private interview, on-stage question, evening gown and athletic wear. In order to compete for Miss Missouri Teen USA you must be at least 14 years old and under 19 years of age before January 1st in the year they hope to compete in the Miss Teen USA pageant and you need to have won a preliminary title.
Check out the winners of the Miss Missouri Teen USA pageants in the past:
Miss Missouri Teen USA 2020 - Holly McDowell
Miss Missouri Teen USA 2019 – Abilene Lortz
Miss Missouri Teen USA 2018 – Chloe Bartlett
Miss Missouri Teen USA 2017 – Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff
Miss Missouri Teen USA 2016 – Dallas Ezard
Miss Missouri Teen USA 2015 – Christina Stratton
Miss Missouri Teen USA 2014 – Samantha Bowers
Miss Missouri Teen USA 2013 - Brenda Smith-Lezama
Miss Missouri Teen USA 2012 – Jayde Ogle
Miss Missouri Teen USA 2011 – Sydnee Stottlemyre
Miss Missouri Teen USA 2010 – Erica Sturdefant
Miss Missouri Teen USA 2009 – Sierra Drimak
Miss Missouri Teen USA 2008 – Jeni Dixon
Miss Missouri Teen USA 2007 – Lauren Peterson
Miss Missouri Teen USA 2006 – Breanna Huellinghorst
Miss Missouri Teen USA 2005 – Rachel Woolard
Miss Missouri Teen USA 2004 – Alissa Reitmeier
Miss Missouri Teen USA 2003 – Amber Seyer
Miss Missouri Teen USA 2002 – Courtney Chilcutt
Miss Missouri Teen USA 2001 – Marissa Whitley
Miss Missouri Teen USA 2000 – Caitlin McIntosh
Miss Missouri Teen USA 1999 – Andrea Elliott
Miss Missouri Teen USA 1998 – Brittany McDonald
Miss Missouri Teen USA 1997 – Larissa Meek
Miss Missouri Teen USA 1996 – Leah Sexton
Miss Missouri Teen USA 1995 – Melana Scantlin
Miss Missouri Teen USA 1994 – Tiffany Meyer
Miss Missouri Teen USA 1993 – Melanie Breedlove
Miss Missouri Teen USA 1992 – Robin Swain
Miss Missouri Teen USA 1991 – Audra Shurman
Miss Missouri Teen USA 1990 – Tavia Shackles
Miss Missouri Teen USA 1989 – April Smith
Miss Missouri Teen USA 1988 – Beverly Boatright
Miss Missouri Teen USA 1987 – Sherri Garner
Miss Missouri Teen USA 1986 – Jennifer Sandgora
Miss Missouri Teen USA 1985 – Rhonda Hoglan
Miss Missouri Teen USA 1984 – Leanna Sydenstricker
Miss Missouri Teen USA 1983 – Lisa Logan