The Miss Houston Pageant is the most prestigious local pageant in the United States. It is open to young women ages 14 to 27 who are residents of the state of Texas. Contestants will be assessed only in the areas of evening gown, fitness and interview. There is no talent segment for the Miss Houston pageant. The winners of Miss Houston and Miss Houston Teen 2020 will be invited to represent the third largest city in the nation at the Miss Texas USA and Miss Texas Teen USA pageant, preliminaries of the national Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants, if eligibility requirements are met. The title holders will also receive a glamorous prize package and the opportunity of a lifetime!