Q & A
What is the Miss Asian North America Pageant?
The Miss Asian North America Pageant is a 501c3 scholarship pageant dedicated to helping our contestants gain more exposure, build self-confidence, and earn scholarship awards!
What are the qualifications?
If you are at least 1/5 Asian descent, ages 19-30 by December 2017, never been married, 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.
For Miss Asian Teen Las Vegas qualifications, please go to our sister website at www.missasianlasvegas.com to find out more.
When is the pageant?
The pageant is targeted for the Fall/ Winter of 2017. More information will be announced as we confirm a venue.
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 and 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 during your interview or 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 2017 contestant, you will need to pay a $600 registration fee, which covers your participation in the pageant. Registration fee goes towards a number of items including production charges, printing, t-shirt, administrative fees, and labor costs.
** 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.
In 2017, we expect each contestant to fundraise a one page advertisement in our magazine which is tax deductible to your sponsor!
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 is the physical time commitment required to participate in the pageant?
The physical time commitment required to be able to participate in the pageant would be for 4-6 days. 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.
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.