While our program places an emphasis on excellence, achievement, and personal growth, we also strive to make the pageant experience FUN! The pageant is a two-day weekend event, and will be held November 26 & 27, 2016, in Wilmington, DE.
The weekend begins early Saturday morning when our Teen and Miss Contestants arrive and register. They will then have their Preliminary Interview. During interviews, each contestant has the opportunity to meet individually with the entire judging panel for approximately three minutes. Each contestant has the chance to convince the judges she is right for the job of MISS DELAWARE USA or MISS DELAWARE TEEN USA. Throughout the morning and afternoon rehearsals will be on-going preparing them for that evening’s stage shows – the Miss Delaware Teen USA presentation show and the Miss Delaware USA presentation show. During the Presentation Show, each contestant is `presented` to the judges in the preliminary swimsuit and evening gown competitions.
The next day begins again with rehearsals and concludes with the final competitions. At the end of the final show, we will have a new Miss Delaware USA & Miss Delaware Teen USA for 2017. The winner of MISS DELAWARE USA will advance to the nationally televised MISS USA pageant, and the winner of the MISS DELAWARE TEEN USA title will advance to the MISS TEEN USA pageant, seen by a worldwide webcast audience. Should MISS DELAWARE USA go on to win MISS USA, she would then advance to the ultimate contest… the internationally televised MISS UNIVERSE pageant.