FAQ
Becoming a contestant

Miss Texas Earth is the official preliminary to MISS EARTH UNITED STATES and MISS EARTH, one of the Top 3 international pageants. The winner of the Miss and Teen division will advance to MISS EARTH UNITED STATES. Delegates may be selected through a city / regional pageant or through application and appointment. Age of 11-32 must be valid as of January 1, 2016. You do not need to have previous pageant experience to participate.

How do I apply to become a delegate?

Click the Contact link to submit your information and receive information. A representative will reply within 48 hours.

 

What titles are available that qualify for the state pageant?

In 2017, Bazaar Model Management. will be awarding city titles and a select number of regional titles. For a complete list of available titles, please Contact Us! Age valid as of January 1, 2017. All candidates must be unmarried U.S. citizens.

• Miss Division (Age 18-26 - May not turn 27 on or before August 3, 2017)

• Elite Division (Age 26-32)

• Teen Division (Age 14-18)

• Junior Division (Age 11-14)

• Delegates who are age 14, 18 or 26 as of January 1, 2017

may choose either division

 

When is the last day to apply?

We are currently taking applications, due date is TBA.

 

Is there an application fee?

NO! We do not charge an application fee.

 

Is there an Entry Fee?

Inquire within during your interview with us!

 

JUDGING & CRITERIA How is Miss Texas Earth judged?

Judging criteria includes character, poise, confidence, personality, speaking, knowledge of world issues and especially environmental concerns. See the Judging tab for in-depth criteria.

 

Is there a talent portion of the competition?

No, there is no performing talent required.

 

Is there a swimwear portion of the competition?

The Miss (age 18-26), and Teen (age 14-18) divisions include swimwear. The Miss Earth organization believes that the swimwear competition allows a young woman to strive for great health and positive energy, with scoring based on health, fitness and modeling skills, and supporting a variety of body types. Miss and Teen will be provided a sarong to use and wear during swimwear.

 

Are you only looking for perfect “10’s”?

Absolutely not! We’re looking for outgoing, intelligent, confident, attractive young women excited to represent their city/region and ultimately, the United States of America.

 

Do I have to be a “Pageant Girl” to enter?

Not at all, in fact many of our contestants are newcomers to pageants.

 

Are there any height or weight requirements to compete in the pageant?

Absolutely not! Each contestant in our pageant is an individual and the judges are looking for body proportion, personality, and modeling/walking ability, not a specific body measurement.

 

SPONSORSHIP

How does “Sponsorship” work?

Collecting sponsorship is very important. It takes a time commitment on your part. You should start with a list of potential sponsors such as friends and family members and their employers, etc. Plan your strategy, and make a plan to succeed! Schedule appointments to collect your sponsorships. When approaching potential sponsors, explain your goals, your desire to improve yourself by participating in Miss Texas Earth pageant, spreading awareness about key environmental

concerns, obtaining academic scholarship opportunities and meeting other young women striving to represent "Beauties with a Cause." Let them know what your experience will entail. This will be extremely beneficial in developing your communication skills which is an essential characteristic to have if you’re going to be the next Miss Earth United States.

Our goal is for contestants to collect all of their entry fees and other expenses through sponsorship if needed. This is a tax- deductible advertising and marketing expense for those businesses that assist you with monetary donations. If obtained by June 1, you may advertise your businesses on your full page ad. If you work hard on collecting sponsorship, it is possible that you will not incur any expenses out-of-pocket at all. In addition, hard working contestants can receive material item sponsorships, such as a dress, tanning, a free haircut, etc.

 

What if I raise more sponsorship money than the required entry fee?

If you raise more money than required for your entry fee, you may use the extra funds to cover any additional expenses associated with the pageant. All sponsorship monies should be paid by the sponsor(s) directly to the contestant.

 

What should I do if a sponsor gives me cash for my entry fee?

If you receive cash contributions for your entry fee, you may put that money into a money order or send a personal check. See

the Fee Schedule for details (you receive this with your acceptance letter). Please DO NOT send cash through the mail at any time. If your cash collected exceeds the entry fee for the state pageant, then you do not have to send the additional cash to Bazaar Model Management. If you wish, you may purchase an additional ad page in the program book for any sponsorship overages, pay for professional hair and make-up services by our back-stage team, pay for the photo package, or purchase a hotel room for your stay.

 

MARKETING & APPEARANCES

As a titleholder, can I support causes other than environmental awareness?

Yes! As a Miss Texas Earth titleholder, you are encouraged to support any and all the causes that are of meaning to you. The organization will plan a few state environmental awareness campaigns throughout the year such as Earth Day and will share ways for delegates to get involved in their communities.

 

Are there any rules regarding appearances?

Delegates are encouraged to make at least two appearances per month in their communities. Look at your community event board, contact your local environmental agencies, or partner with your sister queens to help find appearances together. We encourage each delegate to know their point of contact at each event and to attend appearances with a family member or friend. Delegates under the age of 21 should never make an appearance at a bar or any location where attendees must be of age. Delegates should plan appearance attire that is conservative and classy. When at appearances, it is sometimes not appropriate to wear the crown. Check with your appearance contact ahead of time if you are unsure. Always refrain from using your phone during appearances. Never give out your contact information during appearances. Be sure to post a photo from every appearance on social media and tag @misstexasearth. It is always appreciated to write your appearance contact a letter of thanks after the event, whether it be handwritten or an email.

 

Can I create a titleholder social media account?

Miss division delegates will be assigned their official

Facebook fan pages which should be used throughout the year to highlight their reigns. These pages remain the property of Bazaar Models and will be transferred to the new delegate each year. Miss delegates may create their own accounts via other platforms, such as Twitter and Instagram. Representatives in other divisions may create their own accounts via Facebook and other platforms. Account names should always accurately represent the title and include the year. Social media accounts should only contain language and images that are in good taste, that pertain to the delegate's duties within Miss Texas Earth, and are always representative of the mission of MISS EARTH.

 

GENERAL QUESTIONS

Will there be semi-finalists/ finalists named?

All divisions will announce a Top 16, including the 16th contestant selected through Charitable Giving. Top 16 will re-compete in summerwear / swimwear. Top 10 will be named to re-compete in

gown, and Top 5 will conduct the on-stage question. The new scores in summer/swimwear and gown will replace the original scores, yet all other categories will continue to factor into determining the Top 5 and the winner. The Top 5 for Miss Texas Earth will all receive a sash, crown and title.

 

If I am not named as a finalist, will I still be in the pageant finals?

Absolutely. All contestants will participate in the finale opening number, an additional on-stage production number, as well as a parade of gowns and awards wearing evening gown. Non-finalists will receive awards such as Top Interview for a Non-Finalist. You will be on stage at many times during the pageant finals, even if you are not named as a finalist.

 

What are the “Opening Number Dresses” for?

At the beginning of the evening gown competition and finale, each contestant will be introduced to the audience during an upbeat, choreographed introduction musical number (contestants will not sing, and the choreographed moves are very easy – you do not need to be a dancer, we are not out to make anyone look foolish). Contestants will be provided images of the dresses in the months prior to the competition.

 

If I win, will it interfere with school or work?

The winner of Miss Texas Earth should be prepared to commit approximately five days immediately following the crowning to attend media appearances, sponsor visits, photo shoots, and other meetings to kick off her reign. She will then return home, and the remaining schedule will be discussed as she prepares for Miss Earth United States. Other winners have adjusted class and work schedules to meet these demands, usually with the support of her friends, family and colleagues, who understand the importance of this once in a lifetime opportunity. Miss Texas Earth will dedicate approximately 1 week in the Summer to travel nationally to compete at Miss Earth United States (all expenses paid). If crowned Miss Earth United States she will embark upon another exciting year traveling nationally and representing United States at the Miss Earth pageant in the Fall.

 

Am I allowed to compete in other pageants during my reign?

Once you have accepted a state title, you may not compete for other pageants through the national competition as not to conflict with your preparation for Miss Earth United States. National winners may not compete during their year of service for Miss Earth United States. Thereafter, state titles are not binding; however, your contract will state that you must recruit for and attend the following year's regional or state pageant. Therefore, if you do receive another title during your reign, you will be expected to communicate to your new organization that you have outgoing duties. Some regional or state directors will offer a cash incentive for you to decline competitions so you may dedicate your entire year to Miss Earth United States and the growth of this organization.

 

Can you give me the color of the opening number dresses, stage, curtain, walking patterns, etc.?

When specific information is available, it will be communicated with all city/regional contestants. Bear in mind that this information may change for each division and may be released to each division at various times.

Can you tell me what songs will be played during opening number/swim/ evening gown, etc?

This information is decided in the final weeks as to remain current with the times, so contestants will learn this information during the national pageant.

 

What should I wear to rehearsals?

City/Regional sashes should be worn at all state activities. Rehearsal attire should be presentable, as photographs will be taken throughout the week; however, remember that you are not being judged during rehearsal and this is an opportunity to relax a bit. Some choose to wear a comfy leggings outfit, and some opt

for a sassy fashionable outfit. You should bring competition shoes to rehearsals.

 

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

Can you tell us who the judges will be?

No. All contestants will learn the judges names and be able to read their biographies in the Program Book. Judges are required to sign a notarized document that judging will be based solely on the contestants' performance at the pageant and for no other reason. Therefore, if any judge knows or is familiar with a contestant, this will neither aid nor discount them in the scoring process. Miss Texas Earth DOES provide contestant lists to the judges ahead of time, and major conflicts of interest may be considered in determining a judges' eligibility.

 

What happens if I can’t get my registration materials in before the deadlines?

Deadlines are very important in order to make timely program preparations. We realize that unexpected circumstances can arise, so please stay in communication with your Contestant Coordinator regarding your timeline. Please be advised that a late fee may be applied if materials or entry fees are turned in after the deadline.

How is the competition order determined?

The competition order will be alphabetically by City/Region. Age divisions in all states compete together for each individual competition.

 

Do I need to bring or pay for meals during pageant week?

Some meals are provided as well as coupons to nearby restaurants. A detailed schedule will be provided in the weeks prior to the pageant, so you can plan ahead.

 

Do I need to pay for my hotel room during pageant weekend?

The Miss and Teen division contestants are required to stay at the hotel and rooms are INCLUDED in entry fees. Miss and Teen division delegates will be matched with roommates. All other contestants, family and friends are encouraged to stay at the host hotel, where interviews, meetings and all preliminary events are being held.

 

Will I have time to visit with my family and friends during pageant weekend?

During all events there will not be any time left to meet with any family or friend members. After all pageant activities has been conducted and the pageant has been completed, all delegates are welcome to stay longer at the host hotel and enjoy the host city in their own expense.

 

If my family or friends want to attend the pageant, where do they stay?

Be advised that the Host Hotel rooms are on reserve first and foremost for the contestants. Double rooms are limited. Nearby hotel rates will be secured and advertised as overflow options. If the host hotel opens availability, we will notify all contestants.

 

How do my family and friends get tickets to attend the pageant?

Ticket information will become available in the months prior to the pageant. Check back here or Facebook for ticketing information. Tickets are usually sold through the Ticketmaster outlet.

 

How many contestants compete at the pageant?

We expect approximately 30+ contestants per division.

 

What should my family and friends wear to the pageant?

We recommend anything from business casual to formalwear for preliminaries. The finale and any banquets scheduled call for formalwear. We advise your friends and family to dress as they would like to be photographed with you on stage when you win a national title!

 

PAGEANT ELIGIBILITY

ALL CONTESTANTS

• Can have never posed nude in print or other media

• Must be a natural born female citizen of the United States

• Must be a Texas resident

• Must be of good moral and physical health

• Must be unmarried, have never annulled a previous

marriage, or be divorced.

• Must not have given birth or currently be pregnant

 

FURTHER REQUIREMENTS

• Must agree, that if selected to represent their city/region in

the MISS TEXAS EARTH Pageant, they will participate in that pageant, and will abide by all the rules and regulations governing that pageant, and will fund expenses required to participate.

• Must agree, that if selected as Miss Texas Earth to represent Texas at Miss Earth United States, she will participate in that pageant, and will abide by all the rules and regulations governing that pageant.

• Must be willing to release, unconditionally and forever, any

claim against U.S. EARTH PRODUCTIONS, INC, CAROUSEL PRODUCTIONS and BAZAAR MODELS, its parent and affiliated or related companies and their respective officers, directors, partners, employees, agents and assigns, which they may have by virtue of their participation in their state pageant, or by any use of their name, likeness, voice, and/or biography in connection with their state pageant, including use in promotional and advertising material.

• Must understand and agree that all issues as to eligibility shall be determined by BAZAAR MODELS and they must agree to abide by that determination both as to themselves and other applicants.

 

 

CONTESTANTS

 

Do you represent "Beauties with a Cause?" Are you ready to earn a title with one of the Top International pageants in the world?

 Miss Texas Earth is an official preliminary to Miss Earth United States.

To submit a referral of a woman whom you believe would be a great fit for Miss Earth United States, contact us by clicking the link up above titled “Contact Us”.

 

 

"Miss Texas Earth is independently produced by Bazaar Model Management."