How many contestants compete at the National Pageant?
The number of contestants varies. Contestants are selected on a rolling basis. Only (1) Teen and (1) Miss representative are allowed from each state. The final number of participants will be determined when the registration deadline has passed.
Who is an at-large contestant?
At-large contestants are those contestants who do not have a state pageant in their state of representation. At-large contestants complete the official application. Once the application has been submitted, the applicant is contacted by a National Pageant Team Member to schedule a phone interview.
Are there costs associated with competing at the National Pageant?
Yes, each contestant is responsible for paying a registration and a sponsorship fee. The sponsorship fee covers the contestant's participation in the pageant, room and meals during pageant week, as well as the contestant's official state sash and crown, opening number dress, entry into the Call Me Miss Ambassador Conference, a ticket to the Ambassador of Change Luncheon, and all pageant-related activities.
Does the pageant cover my transportation to Nationals?
No, each contestant is responsible for their transportation to and from the National Pageant in Atlanta, Georgia.
Is there a talent portion of the competition?
No, there is no performing talent required. There are four scored categories of competition, including interview, evening gown, fitness, and on-stage question.
If I win, will it interfere with school?
The Miss Black Teen US Ambassador and Miss Black US Ambassador pageant is a scholarship pageant - your education is the number one priority! If you win, almost all of your appearances and volunteer work will take place during the weekend and will be scheduled in advance.