The Ms Senior America LLC Pageant is an exciting combination of talent and inner beauty along with individual fulfillment and elegance. More than a "beauty pageant" Senior America LLC is a re-affirmation of life and self worth, of laughter and tears, of inner beauty and outward charm.
By giving women 60 years of age and older an opportunity to display their "inner beauty", talents, and elegance, the Pageant honors the achievements of senior women and motivates and encourages them to utilize their full potential to share a positive outlook on life with others. Participants represent a cross section of America.
The Ms Senior America LLC Pageant is a national, not-for-profit organization that depends on sponsors and volunteers to continue to present the positive aspects of aging and to act as an educator. Sponsors include individuals, government agencies, private business, social and service organizations. The pageant allows sponsors to celebrate the vitality of today's senior woman and to applaud her accomplishments in the community, state and nation.
The Ms Senior America LLC Pageant is judged in two phases: the Preliminary Round and the Finals. In the Preliminary Round, each contestant receives a score, from one to ten, in each of the four categories - Interview - Inner Beauty (Philosophy of Life) - Evening Gown and Talent. Contest interviews are held in advance and the judges' scores for the Interview Category are submitted to the Chairperson and Tabulator. Preliminary Evening Gown, Philosophy of Life and Talent scores are reported by the judges as they view the contestants on stage. The scores are weighted and then added together, and the ladies who receive the top ten scores are announced as Finalists. Finalists enter the stage of the Final Round with their scores from their Interviews and are judged a second time on their Evening Gown, Philosophy of Life and Talent Presentations.
INTERVIEW -- Each contestant meets individually with a panel of judges. This is her opportunity to demonstrate her personality and conversational skill, and begins the judges' task of selecting the lady who best meets the ideals of Senior America.
INNER BEAUTY -- The Pageant recognizes physical fitness, but seeks to emphasize that true beauty is a matter of insight as well as eyesight. Each contestant shares her personal "Philosophy of Life" with the audiences so that the judges may develop an insight into each lady's own inner beauty. The thirty five second Philosophy statement isn't a biography, but rather the wisdom that the contestant wishes to share with the younger generation.
EVENING GOWN -- Ms Senior America LLC believes that the woman makes the clothes -- with her taste, style, and knowledge of what's right for her. During this event the judges seek the contestant whose poise and grace best illustrate the "Age of Elegance" not the price tag of the evening gown.
TALENT -- Ms Senior America LLC demonstrates that talent does not diminish with age, and should continue to be shared. Each contestant presents her talent within a specifically allotted time. Whether music, dance, comedy, drama, poetry, art, sewing, or other special skill, talent presentations demonstrate the extraordinary, and ongoing, gifts of today's senior women. Respect for the time limit shows that maturity can bring both creativity and good judgment.