The current team directing the Miss Teen, Miss, and Mrs. New York International Pageant has been doing so since 2008. They also directed the International Pageants in OH from 2010-2012, and NJ from 2009-2017. Stability is important when you look for a system in which to compete. You get that continuity and solid foundation with Pennsylvania International.
New York International prides itself on attracting contestants that are the proverbial "total package". Overwhelmingly an interview/platform based system, New York International titleholders still present a poised, confident physical appearance while comfortably filling the role of a pageant spokesperson as well as an ambassador of their platform or cause.
The following are the official rules and regulations of Miss Teen, Miss, & Mrs. International®. Contestants must read and adhere to the following rules and regulations in order to participate in the International® program.
To be eligible as a contestant:
•Teen contestants must be a minimum of 13 years of age and no older than 18 years of age by July 1, 2020.
•Miss contestants must be a minimum of 19 years of age and no older than 30 years of age by July 1, 2020.
• Mrs. contestants must be a least 21 years of age by July 1, 2020, and no older than 56 years of age.
•Mrs. contestants must be married a minimum of 6 months by July 1st of competition year, and she must be residing with spouse.
•She must be a born female married to a born male.
•Contestant must be of good health & moral character.
•Teen and Miss contestants must be single, never have been married, nor given birth to a child.
•Contestant must never have been convicted of a felony crime.
•Contestant may not hold a “National” title with any other Pageant System, as of June 1st of competition year or a State title in any other system by the date of the state pageant.
•Contestant must be a U.S. citizen and either attends school in the state of her entry, owns property or is employed in the state of her entry, or resides in the state she is representing. prior to July 1st of the competition year. International contestants may represent the Country they were born in or currently reside in. International contestant must have proof of birth or current citizenship of country she represents.
•A contestant may be selected to participate as a delegate "at-large" if there is no competition in her area, state / region or country.
•Contestant will be subject to a nonrefundable registration fee. State and country fees may vary.
•Contestant must never have nor will she during her reign pose for any photography, video or film associated with nudity or pornography. Nor has she ever or is presently involved with any type of employment involving partial or full nudity.
•Any contestant and/or family member or guest showing less than sportsman like behavior will lead to the disqualification of the contestant. No refund will be given under these circumstances.
•All decisions of judges at the Local, State / lnternational and National level are final and irrevocable.
•Contestant agrees to abide by all rules and regulations of the Regional, State and International competitions.
•Contestant will permit the International Pageant® and their licensees the right to use contestant's photograph for publicity purposes.
•Contestant will permit the International Pageant® and their licensees to televise live or by use of film or videotape any portion or all of the competition.
•Contestant understands that the International Pageants® reserves the right to change the dates & location of the national pageant.
Contestant understands that if selected a winner of her competition, that for one year her professional affairs, as said winner, will be under the sole management of the International Pageants® and /or their licensees and that she will not give any written or oral endorsements commercially, without the expressed permission of said same. Contestant further acknowledges that all rights for any appearances, endorsements, speaking engagements, acting roles, etc. resulting from winning or being a contestant in any regional, state or international competition affiliated with the International Pageants® shall belong exclusively to same. These rules and regulations are subject to modification, as needed, without prior notice. Pageant reserves the right to make said modifications at its sole discretion.
The International system gives contestants a public voice to promote their community service and platform work. Private interview with our judges is the first phase of your road to an International title. On Saturday morning of pageant weekend, you will interview indivdually with each of 5 judges for 5 minutes each. Judges will receive your pageant application and your platform information well in advance of your interview in order to be properly prepared and spend quality time further getting to know you. The other piece of our interview process is our Onstage Interview that occurs during the pageant itself on Saturday evening.
Our Fun Fashion competition gives our contestants a chance to "strut their stuff" on stage in an outfit of their choice. Described as dancing with the stars meets the red carpet, this competition really rocks our pageant stage. Upbeat music and the opportunity to really show your personality and stage presence, make this one of the favorite parts of the evening for both contestants and our audience.
The Evening Gown phase of the competition is the evening's most elegant. Dressed in a floor length gown of her choice, our contestants will walk a pattern for our judges that will demonstrate their poise and beauty. Mrs. contestants will be escorted by their husbands.
The International Pageant was the first of the major systems to remove swimsuits and high heels from their pageant. During the aerobic wear competition, contestants will show our judges panel their dedication to a healty lifestyle. Everyone competes in the same workout attire, giving our judges an even playing field from which to judge.
Interview Competition: 40% (of overall score) for Teen and Miss competitors and 50% (of overall score) for Mrs. competitors. Interviews will be conducted between 5 judges and contestant. Each contestant will have 5 minutes with each judge. No political or religious questions allowed. Private interview will be scored 1-15 and the On-stage portion of interview will be scored 1-5. The On-Stage portion will consist of a 30-second platform statement followed by a random (fishbowl) question with 30 seconds to complete the answer. Each contestant will need to have a platform/cause for which she will speak on during her year. Dress for interview is Business Attire.
Evening Gown: 20% (of overall score) for Teen and Miss Competitors and 25% for Mrs. competitors. Each contestant will wear her own personal choice of floor length evening gown. Each contestant will be judged on grace, poise and elegance in Evening Wear. Gown choice must be registered with a photo with the State Pageant Office in order to avoid duplication.
Fun Fashion Wear: 20% (of overall score) for Teen and Miss competitors. (No Mrs. competition). The Fun Fashion Wear portion of the competition is designed to provide each contestant an opportunity to express her own personal sense of style. Fun Fashion Wear attire should consist of something that you would wear on the red carpet or to a dressy celebration like a New Year's Eve party. Think of glitz, glam, and dressy; but not casual or sports wear. It's more fun and flirty than an evening gown and may be a dress or pants outfit. It should not be another evening gown. Each Contestant will wear her own personal choice of fashion wear, but, it must be registered with a photo with the State Pageant Office in order to avoid duplication.
Fitness Wear: 20% (of overall score) for Teen and Miss competitors and 25% (of overall score) for Mrs. competitors. You must wear the official aerobic wear provided with your entry fee paid to the State Pageant Office. You may order either a one-piece or two-piece garment. PLEASE NOTE garments are NOT returnable and we recommend ordering one size larger than normal. Shoes must be a WHITE athletic shoe and be worn with no-show socks and NO PANTYHOSE. Each contestant will be judged on being physically fit, energetic, and healthy.