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Miss America’s Outstanding Teen

Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, Inc. was organized to encourage positive achievement by helping to nurture and build the scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living, and community involvement of our nation’s youth. Among its initiatives, the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization hosts a national competition intended to encourage and reward the talent, communication skills, community service, […]

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Areas of Competition


Based on school transcripts and is scored by a separate panel of qualified judges. Only part of the state and national pageant.


The Lifestyle and Fitness in Sportswear competition is designed to determine the level of fitness of the contestant and to obtain a glimpse into her daily routine and lifestyle. The contestant’s drive, energy, and presence are to be likewise considered.

Evening Gown and On-stage Question

The Evening Wear phase of competition is designed for the judge to assess the contestant’s beauty, poise, grace, and commanding stage presence. These must be projected “across the footlights.” The contestant’s total look is considered. Her evening wear (not the value of the evening wear) should complement the contestant’s individuality


The Talent phase of competition provides an insight into the contestant’s preparatory and performance skills. Consideration is given to whether the contestant’s talent selection fits these skills and her personality. The Talent competition acknowledges the quality of the talent being presented, the technical skill level, and the stage presence of the contestant.

Personal Interview

Overall “first impression”; exceptional communication skills with a commanding presence; personality; personal appearance and beauty; validated opinions and responses; ability to fulfill the duties and responsibilities; sense of accomplishment; and knowledge and understanding of her platform issue.


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