Miss San Clemente
Miss Teen San Clemente
FAQ / Pageant Info
What is the benefit of entering a pageant?
The benefit of entering a pageant is, but not limited to, a great way to meet new incredible people, support your community, an asset to your resume, and a great way to share your gifts and talents while enjoying networking opportunities for your chosen career path. The purpose of any pageant is to promote self-confidence and to give women an opportunity to promote their chosen platforms. Also, a prominent output of a pageant is a goodwill/brand Ambassador whose stature can be used for a definite period of time by the organizations/corporations associated with the event.
What is a platform?
A platform is an issue, charity, or cause that you care deeply about and promote throughout your reign as a local/state/national/international delegate. Once chosen, the titleholder uses their stature to address community service organizations, business and civic leaders, the media and others, about their platform issues.
How do I choose a platform?
Each delegate chooses a platform according to her convictions. Some delegates may have been touched with tragedy, disease, or abuse, and want to promote those charitable organizations. Choose the platform that you are the most comfortable with and feel that you can make the biggest difference in the lives of others.
How are the Ambassador Pageants™ judged?
Each contestant will be judged in four areas of competition; Personal Interview, On-Stage Interview, Essence and Evening Gown. Judging criteria includes character, poise, confidence, knowledge, and personality.
Is there a talent portion of the competition?
No, there is no ‘performing’ talent required. However, if you would like to showcase a talent, additional information will be sent with your application, upon request.
How long does a reign last?
A delegate's reign lasts from the time she is crowned until the time your successor is crowned. Usually one year.
What is considered a public appearance?
A public appearance is any location that you appear in your crown and/or banner to support/promote your platform, sponsors, and the Miss San Clemente Ambassador Pageants™. ie. . . charitable functions, parades, visit local officials, etc…
How many public appearances do I have to make during my reign?
Once you have been crowned, you are required to make two appearances per quarter during your reign, and submit photos for website publicity.
Are you looking for someone perfect?
No. Perfection equals pressure but excellence equals confidence. Therefore, strive for excellence. It is what the Judges will be instructed to look for. Of note: In the Essence(in lieu of swimsuit) portion of the competition, the Judges will be looking for physical fitness = a healthy & fit body.
Do I need a fancy and expensive wardrobe to be competitive?
No. It is more important to find stage/interview outfits and an evening gown, you feel confident in that best suits you and your character. Keep the focus on the woman in the wardrobe knowing she is what the Judges are considering. Contestants are encouraged to secure sponsors to assist them.
How does “Sponsorship” work?
Collecting sponsorship is encouraged and a very important part of learning to be a Spokeswoman. While approaching potential sponsors, explain your desire and goals to improve yourself and promote the charities you believe in, while endorsing their goods/services. This is the reason it is important to choose sponsors you believe in. (Also, an added bonus for your business sponsors: It is a tax-deductible advertising expense for businesses assisting you with sponsorship.) Let them know what your experience will entail knowing it will be extremely beneficial in developing your communication skills. This is an essential characteristic the Judges will be instructed to look for in the next Miss San Clemente. Start with a list of potential sponsors such as local businesses, friends, family members, employers, etc. Plan your strategy, focus on your plan to succeed, then start scheduling appointments to collect your sponsorships. Material items may also be sponsored and include: wardrobe, tanning, hair and nail care, etc. . .
Scoring (all contestants)
One-On-One Personal Interviews
25% of total semi-final score
The score from the preliminary Personal Interviews will be carried over to account for 25% of the semi-final round score. The delegates only have one Personal Interview with the judges.
35% of total semi-final score
Each semifinalist will be asked several questions alone on stage. Judges will score, accounting for 35% of the semi-final round, based on confidence, stage presence, knowledge, and personality.
Essence of a Woman Photoshoot/Vintage Cocktail
15% of total semi-final score
Contestants model on stage in their choice of 1940's Cocktail Dress while on
Vintage Evening Gown
25% of total semi-final score
Contestants model on stage in their choice of evening gowns. Emphasis in this round is on elegance and grace, so each contestant will want to choose a gown in which she feels comfortable and radiant.