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Miss New York USA & Miss New York Teen USA

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About Miss New York USA & Miss New York Teen USA

About Miss New York USA & Miss New York Teen USA

Miss New York USA and Miss New York Teen USA is an international beauty competition where they select a new state representative on a national stage. This fabulous pageant attracts hundreds of young women who aspire to prestigious titles every year.

This organization is devoted to empowering young women while promoting positive change in the world. Keep in mind that the pageants are not just about beauty but also about talent, community involvement, and intelligence.

What happens if you win Miss New York USA?

The winner of Miss New York USA and Miss New York Teen would receive several outstanding prizes and opportunities, such as:

A cash prize - the winner will receive a hefty cash prize
A crown and a ribbon - the winner of Miss New York will receive a crown and ribbon when claiming their title
An opportunity to compete in Miss USA - the winner will advance and compete in Miss USA as a New York representative

How to win Miss New York USA?

Winning the Miss New York competition requires lots of hard work, dedication, and preparation. Remember to stay focused, positive, and true to yourself, and you’ll be on your way to success. Here are some tips that can help you prepare for the pageant:

Research the competition - you can start by researching the Miss New York competition. Find out about the jury, the criteria for winning, and the types of questions you might be asked. Knowing this information can help you get ready more effectively.

Prepare your body - the pageant places a lot of focus on physical appearance, so make sure to prepare your body before the season starts.

Focus on fashion trends - you’ll need to prepare your wardrobe with various outfits, including a nightgown, a swimsuit, and an evening gown.

Practice interviews - the interview phase is critical since you must have excellent communication skills and thoughtful responses to the questions asked.

Build self-confidence - this competition requires confidence and praise, so make sure to stand tall, make eye contact, and project your voice.

What is Miss New York’s eligibility?


To compete in Miss New York USA, a few rules must be followed:

You must be a United States citizen
You must be a medically recognized female
You must be a resident, a full-time college student, or employed in the state of New York

Additional Miss New York Teen USA rules:

You must not be married
You must not be pregnant
You must not be a parent or a guardian of any adult or minor person

Age groups

The Miss USA has age divisions for both the Miss and the Teen sections.

Miss division - the Miss division contestant must be at least 18 years of age and not older than 27 before January 1st of the competition
Teen division - to become Miss Teen, you must be at least 14 years old and not older than 18
Contestants born in 2004 are eligible to enter either division

Judging Criteria for Miss New York USA

The Miss New York USA pageant reviews participants in three different and equally important phases:

Activewear - in this phase, the attention is mostly focused on the physique, facial beauty, confidence, and overall stage presence
Evening gown - the next phase focuses on the beauty each contestant brings with the self-chosen gown
Interview - in the interview phase, participants are rated on their communication skills, talents, and overall personalities

Miss New York USA is the official preliminary to the Miss USA pageant. The winner of Miss New York USA represents New York at Miss USA for a chance to win the title of Miss USA and advance to Miss Universe.

Miss New York USA has four phases of competition that includes: private interview, on-stage question, swimsuit and evening gown. In order to compete for Miss New York USA, you must live in New York and be between the ages of 18 - 28. Additionally, to qualify must be a female who has never married and who does not have any children.

Forever Miss New York USA's:

Miss New York USA 2020 - Andreia Gibau

Forever Miss New York Teen USA's:

Miss New York Teen USA 2020 - Maya Dominguez

Rules of Miss New York USA & Miss New York Teen USA

  • Are you allowed to be married?


  • Are you allowed to have kids?


  • Who is allowed to compete?


  • What are the phases of competition?

    Evening Gown, Swimsuit/Fitness, Interview, Onstage Question