Q & A
What is the Miss Asian North America Pageant?
The Miss Asian North America Pageant is a beauty pageant dedicated to helping our contestants gain more exposure, build self-confidence, and earn scholarship awards!
If I win, will it interfere with my professional job or school?
If you win, we will make your professional life & school a priority. Most of your appearances and charity work will be during the weekend and we will schedule them in advance.
What are the qualifications?
If you are at least 1/4 Asian descent, ages 17-35 by March 2017, have a beautiful face, and inspired to be a role model, you can qualify. You also must live in either the U.S. or Canada at least 4 months prior to the pageant to qualify. Priority is given to those who have competed in a previous local pageant or who have modeled recently. There are no height or weight requirements although we recommended a healthy figure.
How many divisions are there in 2018?
Every contestants will be under the Miss division in 2018 however we will award an honorary Ms. Asian North America Queen.
When is the pageant?
The pageant is currently TBD early 2018.
How many contestants will be in the pageant?
The number of contestants changes daily as new contestants apply. Some contestants may drop out due to unforeseen circumstances. We will not know the final number of participants until the registration process is completed on the first day of pageant weekend.
What happens after I submit my photo, application, application fee, & registration form?
First we will review your application with members of our staff will contact you for a phone or email interview within 24-48 hours. For those that are submitting from outside of Las Vegas, we will schedule a phone interview with you to complete the selection process. After your interview, a review committee will contact you to see if you have made it into our pageant. If you have a previous title from another pageant, please indicate so on your application.
What are the costs associated with the pageant?
Each contestant is responsible for paying a registration and application fee to join the pageant.
There is a $100 Non Refundable Application fee to process your application on the website. If you are accepted as a 2018 contestant, you or your sponsor will need to pay a registration fee, which covers your participation in the pageant. Registration fee goes towards a number of items including production charges, printing, t-shirt, food, administrative fees, and labor costs. (5 nights of hotel accommodations are provided for out of town contestants therefore a discount is given for in town contestants)
** In 2017, we installed a new “transferable” application fee. What that means is that if you are applying now and don’t know the date of the pageant, once the date has been released and you find that the date conflicts with your schedule, you have the ability to “ROLL” your application to the following year. (Valid only until the release of the pageant date)
In 2018, we expect each contestant to fundraise a one page sponsorship ad however the minimum to go on stage to perform is a business card ad.
*Most meals are also provided during pageant week for ALL contestants.
To help subsidize for the cost of travel, hotel accommodations will be provided for out of town contestants (50 miles outside of LAS VEGAS) and your roommate will be chosen randomly.
What else is covered during pageant week?
Most all of your meals throughout pageant week are provided for you. We do recommend bringing your own snacks if there are any additional items that you may want. In addition, we will cover all activities fee, fun experiences, and transportation for out of town contestants.
What is the physical time commitment required to participate in the pageant?
In town Contestants:
4 days starting Thursday and ending Sunday evening after the pageant show.
Out of town contestants:
Fly in on Wednesday evening to check in to your hotel. Orientation is early Thursday morning and check out is Monday the morning following the pageant. If you cannot make these times, please contact our director immediately.
If you are bringing family, you must have them stay separately. Our “host hotel” will be able to accommodate them with our friends & family rate. If you are awarded the title of queen, you may be required to do a photo shoot the following morning after the pageant. More information will be provided in our welcome kit once you have been accepted as a contestant!
What are the other requirements as a delegate?
Be prepared to have your own evening gown, shoes, fitness wear, and ethnic gown for the pageant. Each contestant is responsible for bringing her own wardrobe to pageant week. This allows you the versatility and freedom to pick a wardrobe that best flatters your body as well as to choose a wardrobe that fits and highlights your individual personality. You will however receive an official pageant shirt to wear during your stay for the pageant.
Where can I get sponsors?
Sponsors can include, but are not limited to your family, co-workers, friends, local businesses, fraternal organizations and clubs, schools, gofundme.com, fundraisers, your own business, etc. You may secure sponsors from anywhere in or out of the state. If accepted, you will receive a call from our Pageant coach who will help train you. Only Sponsors will be able to get VIP tickets.
Will the pageant provide my wardrobe?
No. Each contestant is responsible for bringing her own wardrobe to pageant weekend. This allows you the versatility and freedom to pick a wardrobe that best flatters your body as well as to choose a wardrobe that fits and highlights your individual personality. In some years, a sponsor may sponsor your swimwear but it is not guaranteed each year. You will however receive an official MALV shirt to wear during your stay for the pageant.
Are tattoos or body piercings allowed?
Tattoos and piercing are a statement of your individuality, and it is up to you whether you choose to show them. If either are visible while in your competition wardrobe, you may remove your body jewelry or cover tattoos with body make-up if you desire. Judges are not told to look upon someone negatively because of tattoos or piercing, but judging is a subjective process done by each individual differently.