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									American Beauty™

Delegate Information Package

American Beauty
3125 Fallbrook View
Bulverde Texas, 78163

www.missamericanbeauty.com

Revised: October 2006
American Beauty National Pageant
Company Profile.
Planet Blessing Inc, an event production company has been
organizing beauty pageants since 2001. The President/CEO,
Debbie Harris, holds several pageant awards such as director of
the year, largest local preliminary pageant largest State
preliminary pageant, the most preliminary director base and
largest program book, mother of local, State and International
titleholder Kristin Howsley. Grandmother of Tiny Miss Austin, Little   Elite American Beauty
Miss Austin and Little Miss Hawaiian Tropic just for a start. With     Mrs. American Beauty
passion, full time drive and dedication, Debbie Harris has raised      Ms American Beauty
over $250,000.00 in scholarships opportunities. Wife to Pastor and     Miss American Beauty
Real estate Investor R D Harris and proud mother of Danny,             Miss Teen American
Stephanie, and Kristin.                                                Beauty

Concept.                                                               The American Beauty
In 1999, Debbie Harris envisioned a National pageant celebrating       National Pageant™ is a
Royalty, beauty, culture, and style. The vision soon became a          National beauty pageant
reality with the establishment of the Elite American Beauty - Mrs.    for women from all over
American Beauty - Ms American Beauty - Miss American                 America who are ages 13-
Beauty - Miss Teen American Beauty                                   older in the year of
Planet Blessing Inc. embarked on an aggressive business plan           competition.
including market research, trademark/image development, and
promotion. With an incredibly successful beginning, the American       Elite American Beauty®
Beauty National Pageant® is on track to rival the oldest and most      Age 50 –up married,
prestigious National pageants in existence today.                      widowed, divorced, never
                                                                       married, children or no
Mission.                                                               children
Emphasizing Royalty, beauty, style, and cultural appreciation, the
American Beauty National Pageant® is a personal development            Mrs. American Beauty ®
opportunity for women from all over America. The delegates who         Must be married to a
become part of the American Beauty National Pageant® gain              genetic born male
confidence and poise in an increasingly competitive world. The
pageant affords each delegate the opportunity to grow and              Ms American Beauty ®
advance her personal and career goals while acting as a role model     Married, unmarried,
in her community.                                                      widowed, with or without
                                                                       children
Vision.
The American Beauty National Pageant® will be recognized as the        Miss American Beauty ®
premiere Pageant of the future for Royalty in beauty pageant           Never married no children
competition for women of America. As such, the American Beauty         Age 19-29 in pageant year
National Pageant® will be a vehicle for personal development and
promotion of cultural appreciation.                                    Miss Teen American
                                                                       Beauty®
                            Trademarks.                                Never married no children,
  The following trademarks are the property of Planet Blessing Inc.    age 13-19 in pageant year
and are protected under applicable laws: Elite American Beauty
    - Mrs. American Beauty Ms American Beauty - Miss                 Areas of competition:
       American Beauty - Miss Teen American Beauty                   Photogenic - 20%
(# pending). The American Beauty National Pageant® is                  Interview - 20%
independently owned and operated by Planet Blessing Inc. and is        Fashion – 20%
not affiliated with any other beauty pageant, competition, contest,    Swimsuit - 20%
or event.                                                              Evening Gown - 20%
Requirements


Section I.     Requirements

Section II.    Areas of Competition

Section III.   How to Make the Most of Your Year

Section IV.    Judges & Judging

Section V.     Pageant Week

Section VI.    Forms & Paperwork (All due on or before
               June 29,2007)
          American Beauty Pageants, Inc.
                3125 Fallbrook View Bulverde Texas, 78163


Email: American Beauty
info@MissAmericanBeauty.com         (830) 438-6607           http://www.MisaAmericanBeauty.com




Dear American Beauty Girl:

Hello and welcome to the American Beauty National Pageant. Enclosed please find necessary
information regarding this spectacular event. I am sure you will find this to be a wonderful
experience.
Come and be part of the fastest growing pageant for women in the U.S.! As a contestant, you will
have the opportunity to meet and compete with other women from all over the world. You will have
the opportunity to win the coveted custom designed and original American Beauty Grand
Crown…fit only for a Queen…as well as other beautiful awards, and not to mention the honor of
becoming the NEXT Elite American Beauty®, Mrs. American Beauty®, Ms. American
Beauty®, Miss American Beauty®, and Miss Teen American Beauty® Other awards to be given
are Miss/Teen/Ms. Mrs. and Elite Photogenic, Congeniality, and more! We will also have a Best
Fashionwear, Supermodel With Style, Visibility Awards and more!
This will be an exciting event!!! Our staff is working very hard to make this an unforgettable
experience for all of you.
Please be sure to read all the enclosed materials, as there are DEADLINES and information you will
need to prepare for this event. If I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to email
info@missamericanbeauty.com. We want to make this the best experience possible for you, and we
are here to answer all your questions or concerns. Also, be sure to look us up on the web at
www.MissAmericanBeauty.com for updates on the pageant.
Please know that I am here for you to help you with whatever you need. Please keep in mind that
things might change from here to nationals. However, I will keep you updated to the very latest every
single moment…nothing will be surprise for anyone.


Sincerely,
Debbie Harris President/CEO
Section I 
Requirements


                                       ELIGIBILITY & ACCEPTANCE:

Divisions:
                                                        of the pageant event. Must not have ever had a child.
Elite American Beauty®                                  This applies to participation in any preliminary
        If married it must be to a naturally born       pageant (e.g., local, state, provincial, national) leading
        genetic male, Divorced, Widowed, never          to the Miss Teen American Beauty® National Pageant
        married, children, or no children she must be   event as well as the National pageant itself. Must
        50 years old in the year of the national        remain unmarried during her reign as a state title
        pageant.                                        holder and as the National titleholder

                                                        Miss Teen American Beauty®
Mrs. American Beauty®                                          Must be single and never married as of the
       Must be legally married to a naturally born             start date, should she win. If a Teen is
       genetic male as of the start date of the                engaged to be married during her reign as
       pageant event.                                          Miss Teen American Beauty® she will be
       There are no lower or upper age restrictions            disqualified. NO exceptions.
       for participation in the Mrs. American Beauty®          Must be at least 13 and no older than 19 in
       division.                                               the year of the Miss Teen American Beauty®
                                                               National pageant event. Delegates
Ms. American Beauty®                                           participating in preliminary pageants leading
        Ages 20 & Up. Must be unmarried as of the              to the Miss Teen American Beauty® National
        start date of the pageant event (may be                Pageant may be 12 years of age provided that
        divorced, widowed, single mother). This                they reach their 13th birthday with in the
        applies to participation in any preliminary            calendar year of the Miss American Beauty®
        pageant (e.g., local, state,                           National Pageant event.
Miss American Beauty®                                   Gender:
      Never married as of the start date of the         Entrant must be a naturally born genetic female.
      pageant event. This applies to participation in
      any preliminary pageant (e.g., local, state,      Official Language.
      provincial, national) leading to the Miss         English is the official language of the American
      American Beauty® National Pageant event as        Beauty National Pageant™. It is not a requirement for
      well as the National pageant itself. Must be at   delegates to speak English. Delegates who do not
      least 19 years of age in the year of              speak English must provide their own interpreter
      competition Miss American Beauty® National        during all pageant events. American Beauty
      Pageant event. Delegates participating in         Pageants, Inc. is not responsible for providing an
      preliminary pageants leading to the Miss          interpreter for delegates who do not speak or
      American Beauty® National Pageant may be          understand the English language.
      18 years of age if they reach their 19th
      birthday during the competition year of the
      Miss American Beauty® National Pageant
      event.
Section II 
Areas of Competition & Past Winners
Photogenic (20%)
American Beauty National® titleholders will appear in print advertising throughout their year's reign. As
representatives of our pageant system, winners must possess photographic appeal and ability to project an
image in print that is consistent with beauty and elegance. Our titleholders define our system. Photography is
the medium through which the general public most often is introduced to any pageant system (e.g., in the
newspaper, magazine ads / articles, television news clips. Therefore, it makes sense to include a photogenic
portion in the pageant scoring. Photogenic is the area of competition that delegates have the most control over.
Follow the guidelines closely in the Policy and Procedures section. If you have any questions about whether or
not your photo meets the requirements, please do not hesitate to ask. Photos may be with or without your
crown. A headshot in crown & sash. It MUST look like you, should not be overly airbrushed.
**Competition photo are on the website under delegates they are in the program book and they are the
eight wallets you will turn in for the Judges attached to your eight bios.
***Photo of delegate in crown & sash is still required for website and program book.

      Interview (20%) American Beauty                    **Remember, you are applying for a
      National® titleholders must be articulate with     “glamorous” position. Look the part.
      excellent social and conversational skills.        Rhinestones are allowed, strappy shoes
      Titleholders must be able to express               allowed.
      themselves clearly, diplomatically, and must
      project a pleasant personality at all times.
      Interviews will be conducted “panel style”.
      “Panel style” is similar to a press conference.
      Delegate will introduce herself and field
      questions posed by the panel while standing.
      The interview focuses primarily on delegates'
      personal information (e.g., hobbies, ambition,
      etc.) but may include opinion questions that
      require general knowledge of social and
      current events. Delegates should wear a,
      cocktail suit, for the interview competition and
      your American Beauty State Pageant
      Banner.
                                                         In the Mrs. And the Elite division, you will not be
      Swimsuit (20%)                                     required to drop your wrap.
      American Beauty National® titleholders must
      be physically fit, with good muscle tone and
      body proportion. Delegates may select a 1-
      piece or 2-piece swimsuit. The Swimsuit may
      have cutouts, mesh, and/or embellishments.
      Delegates must also bring a matching fabric
      scarf or sarong to model with swimsuit. The
      scarf may be made of any fabric but chiffon or
      organzas are recommended. The scarf may be
      a solid color or a print and should complement
      your swimsuit. The scarf should be
      approximately 3' wide and 5'-6' in length. Very
      short or small sarongs are not recommended.
      Swimsuit must be in good taste - No thongs
      allowed. A solid color swimsuit is
      recommended, but not required. High heels
      (e.g., acrylic, taupe, skin-tone) are
      recommended but not required. Sheer hose
      may be worn.
Section II 
Areas of Competition & Past Winners continued…
Fashion (20%)
American Beauty National® titleholders must be able to
project their own personal sense of style. This segment will
be very much like a runway fashion show. Fashion outfits can
be anything the delegate feels represents a currently popular
or stylish ensemble. Attire is dressy-casual and may be a
dress or pants outfit. Delegates are encouraged to
accessorize with earrings, jackets, hats, gloves, etc.
Accessories may be used as “props” for modeling. Bare
midriffs are acceptable but outfits must be tasteful and
complement size and figure. Very casual attire (e.g., shorts,
jeans, Dockers) is not recommended. Fashion is fun be
creative.


Evening Gown (20%)
American Beauty National® titleholders must carry
themselves with dignity, grace, poise and elegance. Judges
will not be evaluating the cost or designer label of the gown,
but rather how well it suits the delegate (e.g., fit, color, style)
as well as delegate's on-stage presentation. The Evening
Gown must be floor length. Since American Beauty is a
glamorous pageant, teens are permitted to wear
sophisticated, beaded gowns.
Section III 
How to Make the Most of Your Year

So, now that you are an official American Beauty, how do you go about the business of being a titleholder?
Titleholders are not required, but are encouraged to be active during their tenure with the American Beauty
National Pageant™. This section will provide you with guidelines and tips for making the most of your American
Beauty National™ title.


Develop a Platform.
Social activism has been a very positive trend in pageantry in recent years. Make your title stand for something,
focusing on how you can use the crown to make a difference. Taking a stand serves to identify you with a
positive purpose and distinguishes you from the unfortunate public image of titleholders as merely pretty
ornaments.
The choice of a platform issue should be of personal significant. For instance, if a family member suffers from
cancer, you may want to align yourself with the American Cancer Society and participate in their fundraisers,
educational programs, and special events. One young titleholder once selected “Making a Difference for
Kidney Patients” because her grandfather required a kidney transplant. She visited patients on the kidney unit
of several different hospitals, bringing a smile to those who were sick.
Taking a stand does not in any way preclude you from having fun or participating in activities such as parades,
festivals, and ribbon cuttings. Those are always favorite events among titleholders. However, using the crown
to make a difference in your community will give you tremendous satisfaction!
                                    Here are some examples of platform issues:
         ♦ Environmentalism
         ♦ Motivating Youth
         ♦ Mental health issues
         ♦ Overcoming drug abuse
         ♦ Health issues
         ♦ The Elderly
         ♦ The handicapped
         ♦ Adult literacy
         ♦ Animal Rights
         ♦ Cultural issues
         ♦ Homelessness
         ♦ Women’s issues
         ♦ Promoting Education
         ♦ Domestic Violence
         ♦ Overcoming Alcoholism
         ♦ Ending Hunger
         ♦ Teen Pregnancy
         ♦ Volunteerism
Coronation Ceremony
Why hold a Coronation Ceremony?
Your American Beauty title represents your commitment to excellence, hard work, determination, and
dedication to continual self-improvement! A lifetime of achievement deserves special recognition and you
deserve a moment in the spotlight! At-large delegates are not required, but are encouraged, to hold a
Coronation Ceremony to officially accept your new title.
What is a Coronation Ceremony?
A Coronation Ceremony is an event that marks your distinction as an American Beauty National™ titleholder.
The event should reflect your unique personality and style. It may be a simple, informal family gathering, or a
grand gala affair. Your ceremony should be as unique as you are. You have earned a great honor so celebrate
your accomplishment!
Section III 
How to Make the Most of Your Year
Planning Your Ceremony

Ask yourself some questions about what your ideal Coronation Ceremony might look like:
   • Who will place the crown on your head? Who is most important to you? Your mother? Father?
   Husband? Sister? Children? You might select a community representative, politician, teacher,
   clergyman, etc. Or perhaps you have a special charity or cause in mind that you want to work with.
   Allow one of the beneficiaries of your hard work to do the honors! The honor of crowning you
   should be given to someone special in your life.
   • When would you like to hold your event? Do you need to work around schedules?
   • Where will your Ceremony be held? Indoors, outdoors, at home, work, as part of a community
   festival or event, at Church/Temple, at school, etc?
   • How simple or elaborate would you like your Ceremony to be? A family picnic? A catered
   reception? Your Coronation can be as simple as a small, private family gathering at home or as
   formal as a black tie event!
   • How many people would you like to attend? Are there any local dignitaries, such as your Mayor or
   Congressperson, whom you could invite?
   • Even if your ceremony is very informal, plan for friends and family to say a few words about you.
   For formal Coronations, invite public officials to speak. After the crowning, you should plan to say a
   few words yourself.
   • How will you publicize your event? Take lots of pictures, invite the press and definitely send out
   press releases before and after the Coronation Ceremony.

Details, Details, Details.
Once you have determined what kind of Coronation Ceremony you would like to have, as well as your
budget and the exact date and time - then organize the details! A good idea would be to have your first
choice Coronation Ceremony laid out step-by-step, with a backup plan for “just in case.” It is very
helpful to make checklists of things to do, with a goal date for the completion of each step.
The American Beauty National™ office would love to have lots of photos, news clippings, and
descriptions of your coronation ceremonies. We‟ll try to include as many as we can on our web site, in
promotional materials, and in next year‟s Program Book.
Ask for Help!
Perhaps you are a member of an organization that could host your Coronation at little or no cost to
you. You might consider making your Ceremony a part of a local festival or community event. There are
many ways for you to receive assistance with your special event.
Sponsorships are one way to attain goods or services for your Ceremony. Ask local florists to provide
your bouquet, or perhaps a nice centerpiece. A nearby bakery could make a sheet cake for the party.
Be creative! When approaching a business regarding sponsorship, be sure to let them know what you
can do for them in return for their assistance.
For example, you could arrange to have autograph cards printed to distribute at events and
appearances. On the back of these cards, list all of the donors for your Coronation! (For example, one
section might read: “Flowers by Jane, Official Florist of Miss XYZ American Beauty. 123 Any Street,
Hometown, PA. 555-1234.”) Your donors will be advertised throughout the year, whenever and
wherever you go out in public!

Remember to say “Thanks!”
It is important to thank everyone involved in planning, organizing and conducting your Coronation. And
it‟s vital that you thank the businesses that provided you with free goods or services! Hand-written
thank-you notes, which specifically mention what they donated and how you appreciate their gift, are
best. Notes of appreciation should be sent out within two weeks after your Coronation Ceremony.
Section III 
How to Make the Most of Your Year continued…
Appearances, Promotion, and the Media.

What is an “appearance”? Am I required to make appearances?
Simply stated -- anytime you wear your crown and sash at a public event. Appearances need not always be big
events. Local festivals, reading to a class are other great ways to use your title. Delegates are not required to
make appearances. But keep in mind that you are a titleholder for the fastest growing National pageant in the
industry. Your crown and sash can sit on the shelf collecting dust or you can make your year exciting and
memorable. It’s up to you!

How do I get started making appearances?
Keep your eye on the newspaper for upcoming events. Another resource for learning about events is your local
Tourism Office or Visitors and Convention Bureau. These agencies have booklets and brochures that list
dozens, sometimes hundreds, of events in your area throughout the year.

How do I promote my American Beauty title?
Develop a Promotional Kit for event organizers and the media. Event organizers need to know that you are
available and willing to volunteer.

        ♦ Develop a Cover Letter: This is a brief letter to introduce yourself and offer your availability to assist
        with events. Include a paragraph focusing on your platform issue so that the event organizer will know
        that you are a person of substance. A sample cover letter is provided at right.

        ♦ Appearance Request Letter: Sometimes organizers are more amenable if the appearance request
        comes from someone other than yourself. Perhaps they are “impressed” by the idea of an agent or
        manager. American Beauty Pageants, Inc. has made it a little easier by providing you with an
        “Appearance Request Letter”. The Appearance Request Letter suggests some creative ways that
        titleholders can assist at events. Organizers tend to be more welcoming if they are able to see the
        value you bring to their event. You should not expect to be paid for your appearance. In today’s
        economy, it is a rarity for pageant titleholders to make paid appearances. Even the most well known
        titleholders often make appearances for free or to promote sponsor’s. However, it is acceptable to
        expect to have your expenses paid if you are traveling a long distance or working at the event for a
        long period of time.


        ♦ Personal Fact Sheet: Develop a 1-page Personal Fact Sheet. Include honors, awards, titles,
        hobbies, etc. Include only the most important and interesting information.

♦ Photography Have photos taken in your American Beauty crown and banner. You will need photos for the
competition but it is also helpful to get a good quality headshot. Include a photo as part of your Promotional Kit.
Many titleholders enjoy having photo autograph cards made and taking them along with them to appearance.
Consult the phone book or surf the net to find companies that produce comp cards. You will find many which do
good work at a good price.
Section IV
Judges & Judging
American Beauty Pageants, Inc. has a very open policy regarding information. I believe that delegates are
entitled to all available information about how judges are selected and how scoring is conducted. What follows
is the same information that I have provided to American Beauty Preliminary Directors about how to select and
instruct the judges. American Beauty Pageants, Inc. follows the same guidelines at the National level.

Selecting Judges.
    Just about anyone with an excellent reputation can serve as a judge as long as they receive proper training
    and instruction from the Director.
    Directors should do their best to select a judging panel that is diverse in terms of cultural background and
    profession. The judges should be individuals who are in a position to evaluate the delegates on the scoring
    criteria. Look for judges with experience in the pageant industry (e.g., former titleholders, experienced
    judges, directors from other systems). Representatives from the entertainment and modeling industry also
    make excellent judges as these individuals are accustomed to either being in the public eye themselves or
    knowledgeable in selecting talent. It is advisable to include a diverse range of professionals (e.g., doctors,
    lawyers, educators) on the judging panel.
    The pageant community is a small industry. It is likely that some experienced judges may have come into
    contact with delegates at prior events. Directors must instruct the judges not to allow any prior memory of
    past performance impact on their scoring decisions.
    Directors should select judges who are “disinterested” parties, meaning that they have no stake in the
    outcome of the pageant. Should you learn of a conflict of interest (e.g., a judge who has coached a
    delegate for your event, a judge who has a delegate under contract for modeling or promotion, etc.), you
    must remove the judge from the panel immediately and invalidate his/her scores.

Desirable Titleholder Characteristics.
     Both delegates and judges often ask the question “What are you looking for in a winner?” To answer that
     question, a good place to start is a review of the concept and goals of this pageant. In 1999, Debbie Harris,
     American Beauty National Pageant® founder envisioned a regal National pageant celebrating beauty,
     culture, style, and intelligence.
     American Beauty is on the fast track to rival the oldest and most prestigious National pageants in existence
     today.
     With the pageant’s brief history as a context, American Beauty needs winners who are capable of
     performing in the role of National titleholder. While local, state and sometimes even national titleholders are
     selected based on their potential to grow and develop for the next level of competition, an National
     titleholder must already be there.
Our winners must be poised, confident, well spoken, attractive and personable. They must be the ideal women
of the world. Everyone has a different definition of success. Some measures of success are academic degrees,
     Professional accomplishments, societal contributions, family commitment and so on. Our winners should
     be women that others aspire to be like.
     The American Beauty Pageant is a beauty pageant. We are forthright about that fact. Our winners must
     look the part. In order to attract future sponsors and delegates, we need National titleholders who are
     marketable as winners of a prestigious glamorous event.
The American Beauty Pageant is an National competition. One of our goals is to promote cultural appreciation.
Therefore, we need winners who are open-minded and who exude a sense of purpose. We are not looking for
stereotypes. There is no “American Beauty Look”. American Beauty National® Titleholders may be blonde,
brunette, auburn or a black haired beauty. Our winners may be youthful or mature, petite or tall. We are not
looking for any particular cultural “type”. Elite American Beauty®, Mrs. American Beauty®, Ms. American
Beauty®, Miss American Beauty®, and Miss Teen American Beauty® may be members of any ethnic, racial or
religious group.
Section IV
Judges & Judging continued…

Age Divisions: No Stereotypes please!
    Often people may have preconceptions about what constitutes a “Elite” “Mrs.”, “Ms.”, “Miss” or “Teen”
    pageant winner. Instruct your judges not to allow age or situation to be a factor in scoring. Mrs. American
    Beauty® may be a 20-year-old newlywed with no children or a 38-year-old mother of three. This may be
    her first marriage or her third marriage. She and her husband may live in an apartment, at home with their
    parents, or in a fabulous mansion. Mrs. American Beauty® should not be determined in relation to Miss
    American Beauty®.
    Miss American Beauty® may be younger or older than Mrs. American Beauty®. Miss American Beauty®
    may be a twenty-something “Generation X’er” or a baby boomer. Miss Teen American Beauty® may be a
    13-year-old middle school student or a 18-year-old college Freshman.
    Judges must throw out preconceived ideas about societal stereotypes and evaluate the delegates as
    individuals. By accepting the premise that all delegates meet basic eligibility criteria and by following the
    scoring guidelines, the winners will simply emerge.

Judging Ethics.
     Pageant Judging is a responsibility and should be treated as such. Each delegate in the competition
     deserves fair and equal consideration. Each has worked hard and each has aspirations to be the next
     National titleholder.
     Judges have the power to make someone’s dreams come true. With power comes responsibility. Directors
     must select judges who are worthy individuals and capable of making their own decisions. Instruct your
     judges to allow no one, including pageant staff, other judges, or the audience to influence their scoring
     decisions.
     Judges must not allow any biases such as religion, culture, ethnicity, race, or disability to influence their
     scoring decisions, either positively or negatively. Each delegate must be judged based upon their merits
     according to the criteria specified on the score sheets.
     Returning delegates are to be afforded no special consideration. Delegates who have chosen to purchase
     ads in the program book are to be afforded no special consideration. Delegates who have many supporters
     in the audience are to be afforded no special consideration. Our winners may be first time delegates who
     have never been in a pageant before or pageant veterans. Each delegate must be considered an equal
     contender in this competition.
     Directors must instruct their judges not to engage in unethical scoring practices. Explain that it may be
     tempting to try to influence the outcome of the pageant by giving a favorite delegate a score higher than is
     merited by the criteria. This practice is unethical and must not be engaged in. Similarly, giving a delegate a
     score lower than deserved in an attempt to boost a favorite delegate in the overall ranking is prohibited.
     In the small pageant world, it is inevitable that some experienced judges may have had prior contact with a
     delegate, either in a prior pageant or contest or simply casual interaction. Instruct your judges not to allow
     any memory of prior performance in any past event to influence scoring decisions in this event.
Similarly, instruct your judges not to allow any prior knowledge of a delegate to influence their performance as
an ethic judge in this competition. Such prior knowledge may include: social interaction, whether in person, via
telephone or email, observations at appearances or visibility of the delegate in industry publications and on the
internet.
     During the pageant, judges may not engage in lengthy conversation with any delegate or her family before
     or during the pageant. Judges who find themselves in a social situation where it is impossible to leave
     (such as in an elevator) must limit their conversation to mundane issues such as the weather, the local
     area, quality of the meals served, etc. Judges may, of course, engage in conversation with any delegate or
     family member after the competition has ended.
     Following the competition, delegates may approach the judges for feedback regarding their performance.
     Judges should be encouraged but not obligated to provide helpful advice.
If for any reason and at any point in the competition you believe that a judge is unable to score any delegate
fairly, without bias, according to the criteria, and with a clear conscience, you must remove them from the
judging panel and invalidate all of their scores.
Section IV
Judges & Judging continued…
Judges‟ Code of Conduct
    Judges must be instructed to operate as individuals. Each judge’s opinion is as important as any other
    judge. Judges must be instructed not to allow their opinion to be influenced by anyone, including other
    judges. Judges are not permitted to discuss their scoring decisions or preliminary impressions with anyone,
    including other judges, pageant staff, guests at the pageant, and certainly not delegates or their friends and
    family.
    Limited contact with delegates. Judges are not permitted to engage in lengthy conversation with any
    delegate or her family before or during the pageant. Judges who find themselves in a social situation where
    it is impossible to leave (e.g., in the elevator) must limit their conversation to mundane issues (e.g., the
    weather, the local area, quality of the meals served). They must depart the situation as quickly as possible
    and notify the Pageant Director. Judges may engage in conversation with any delegate or family member
    after the competition has ended.
    Judges‟ etiquette. Throughout the selection process, from orientation to the time the winner is announced,
    the Judges’ Panel should function as a unit. All judges should keep their eyes directed toward the stage
    during all competitive events. Judges should not make any comments to one another during or between
    competitive events. Judges should never applaud for delegates during competition. However, judges may
    applaud when all contestants are on stage during a non-judged portion (e.g., opening number). Keep in
    mind that all eyes are upon the judges. The judges are being watched closely for any signs that they may
    not be acting in good faith. Judges should not give anyone any reason to question their integrity.
    Confidentiality. Judges will gain a great deal of information about the qualities, characteristics and overall
    placement of the delegates who participate in the American Beauty National Pageant™. American Beauty
    Pageants, Inc. has a strict policy that at no time before, during or after the pageant should any judge
    divulge to anyone their individual scores, point totals, or personal preferences for winners and alternates.
    Feedback. Following the competition, delegates may approach the judges for feedback regarding their
    performance. Judges should be encouraged, but not obligated, to provide helpful advice. If your release
    scores to the delegates, the scores should be mailed out several weeks after the pageant has ended.
    Scoring reports must not include individual judges’ names.
Unity and support. Within the Judges’ Panel, there are likely to be differences of opinion as to preferences for
winners and alternates. Keep in mind that the total scores, which reflect a consensus of the individual judges’
opinions, determine the placements. All judges must respect the results even if their favorites do not emerge as
winners. EVERY JUDGE should be completely supportive of the results. There should be no indication to
anyone that one judge favored one delegate and another judge favored another. The entire Judges’ Panel must
support the winners in complete unity and conduct themselves in a professional manner before, during and
long after the pageant has ended.
Preliminary Pageant Areas of Competition, Scoring, and Percentages
    At the National Pageant, the areas of competition are: Photogenic (20%), Interview (20%), Swimsuit (20%),
    Fashion (20%), Evening Gown (20%), and On-Stage Question (Finalists / Bonus Points). Preliminary
    Pageant Directors are permitted to deviate from the National Pageant areas of competition and weighting
    of those areas.
    Directors who wish to modify the standard American Beauty Pageant format must complete the
    Modification Agreement and attach it to the Affiliation Agreement as an addendum.
    The sections that follow describe in detail the focus and scoring criteria for each of the areas of competition
    offered at the National Pageant. While Preliminary Directors may chose not to offer one or more categories
    or to weight the scores differently, the basic focus and guidelines must be followed for each area of
    competition that is offered at the Preliminary Pageant.
Section IV 
Judges & Judging continued…
Judging the Photogenic Competition.
    The Photogenic competition is worth 20% of the overall scoring. Our Elite American Beauty®, Mrs.
    American Beauty®, Ms American Beauty®, Miss American Beauty®, and Miss Teen American Beauty®
    National Titleholders will appear in print advertising throughout their year's reign. As representatives of our
    pageant system, our winners must possess photographic appeal and the ability to project an image in print
    that is consistent with beauty and elegance. Our winners’ photographic images will be used to market the
    pageant to future delegates and sponsors.
    An image of beauty. In many photogenic competitions, judges evaluate either a headshot or fashion
    photos, similar to what might be found in a model’s portfolio. This competition is different. Because we are
    interested in marketing our delegates and titleholders as representatives of the American Beauty National
    Pageant System, it is important to evaluate their image in official regalia – that is, the American Beauty
    crown and sash. We are, first and foremost, a pageant, and as such, our winners must fully look the part of
    a queen.
The photogenic competition is the area of judging where our delegates have the most control over their
presentation. Explicit guidelines have been provided to the delegates regarding the requirements of this
competition. Failure to follow directions must result in point deductions.

    Photo Guidelines
           ♦ The photo submitted must be in color.
           ♦ The size of the photo must be at least 5X7
           ♦ The same photo is required in eight wallets for the Judges bios
           ♦ The image may be a headshot
           ♦ The image should be emailed to info@Missamericanbeauty.com clearly labeled with your name
           and title send it in a 300 dpi a tiff or jpeg
           ♦ The delegate should wear formal attire (e.g., cocktail dress, evening gown, dressy pants outfit.)
           ♦ May be in either a seated or standing position.
           ♦ The photos do not have to be taken by a professional photographer but must be of good quality
           and clarity. Please remember that you are judging the delegate’s photogenic qualities, not the skills
           of the photographer.
           ♦ Photo MUST look like delegate. If the judge cannot recognize you from your photo, points will be
           taken away.
           ♦ Photo must not be overly airbrushed. We want a glamorous photo, not an unrealistic one.

Scoring Criteria. With the photo requirements in mind, each judge will score each delegate’s photogenic photo
from 1-10 based on the scoring criteria: Photogenic appeal, Quality & clarity of the photo, Beauty of face and
figure, Personality, Grooming and fashion sense.
Judging the Interview Competition.
    The Interview Competition is worth 20% of the overall scoring. American Beauty National™ titleholders
    must be articulate with excellent social and conversational skills. Titleholders will be making appearances
    on behalf of the American Beauty National Pageant™ and therefore, must be able to express themselves
    clearly, diplomatically, and must project a pleasant personality at all times. Our winners must be confident
    and comfortable communicating with people from all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
    Like a Job Interview. Judges should approach the Interview competition much as an employer
    interviewing a job applicant. The delegates are applying for the job of National Ambassador representing
    our organization, pageant sponsors, and most importantly, modern women of the world.
    Get to know the delegates. The Interview Competition is not meant to be a current events exam, political
    platform, or intelligence test. Judges may ask opinion-oriented questions that are relevant to the
    information listed on the delegate’s fact sheet. However, judges must be able to separate their own
    viewpoints on controversial issues from those of the delegates. In other words, you are not judging the
    delegate’s position on sensitive topics but rather how well she is able to articulate her opinions. Judges
    should do everything possible to make the interviewee feel comfortable. The purpose of the Interview
    Competition is to provide an opportunity for each delegate to express her individuality and true personality.
    All Interviews will be video taped.
Section IV 
Judges & Judging continued…
Look for a “Go-Getter”. As the American Beauty National Pageant is still a relatively new system, we rely
heavily upon our National title list to get the word out. As a result, we are seeking ambitious, enthusiastic
winners who are dedicated and committed to making appearances throughout the upcoming year. Judges
should not hesitate to inquire of the delegates to what extent they are prepared to devote their time to
promotional activities.

    Interview Guidelines
            ♦ Interviews will be conducted “panel style” which is similar to a press conference. Each delegate
            will introduce herself upon entry into the interview room and field questions posed by the panel of
            judges.
            ♦ As previously stated, the interview will focus primarily on the delegates' personal information but
            may include opinion questions that require general
            knowledge of social and current events.
            ♦ Delegates have been instructed to wear a cocktail suit, or suit for the interview competition as
            well as their AMERICAN BEAUTY PAGEANT SASH. As this is a pageant Interview Competition,
            delegates’ attire may be more formal than would be appropriate for a job interview. For example,
            delegates may wear beaded evening suits, strappy shoes & rhinestone jewelry.

    Scoring Criteria. Judges will score the interview portion from 1-10 based on the criteria of: conversational
    skill, personality, demeanor, beauty, grooming, and fashion sense.

Judging the Fashion Competition.
    The Fashion competition is worth 20%. American Beauty National® titleholders must be able to project
    their own personal sense of style. This segment will be conducted very much like a runway fashion show.
    Fashion attire can be anything the delegate feels represents a currently popular or stylish ensemble.
    Judges will be looking for high energy, spirit, and the delegate's sense of contemporary style for today's
    woman. Judges are not looking for a specific style or designer label but rather how well the attire suits the
    delegate (e.g., fit, color, style) as well as delegate’s on-stage presentation.
    Fashion Guidelines
            ♦ Attire is dressy-casual and may be a dress or pants outfit.
            ♦ Very casual attire (e.g., shorts, jeans, Dockers) is not recommended
            ♦ Attire may be embellished with rhinestones, sequins or other decorative materials.
            ♦ Delegates are encouraged to accessorize with earrings, jackets, hats, gloves, etc.
            ♦ Accessories may be used as “props” for modeling.
            ♦ Bare midriffs are acceptable but outfits must be tasteful and complement size and figure.
            ♦ Attire should reflect the delegate’s personality and personal sense of style.

    Scoring Criteria. Judges will score the fashion portion from 1-10 based on the criteria of: modeling,
    personality, beauty, grooming and fashion sense.
Section IV 
Judges & Judging continued…
Judging the Swimsuit Competition.
  The Swimsuit Competition accounts for 20% of the overall scoring. American Beauty National® titleholders
  must be physically fit, with good muscle tone and body proportion. The Swimsuit Competition is about
  discipline, confidence, and goal setting. In today’s fast-paced society, it is not easy to maintain physical
  fitness along with the day-to-day challenges we all face. American Beauty National™ titleholders must
  carry themselves with confidence and grace. Judges should not underestimate the difficulty of presenting
  oneself on stage in a swimsuit and heels.
  Swimsuit Guidelines
           ♦ Delegates will model a 1-piece or 2-piece swimsuit of her own choice.
           ♦ The Swimsuit may have cutouts, mesh, and/or embellishments such as rhinestones and
           sequins.
           ♦ Delegates must also bring a matching fabric scarf to model with swimsuit.
           ♦ The Swimsuit must be in good taste. - No thongs are allowed.
           ♦ A solid color swimsuit is recommended, but not required.
           ♦ High heels (e.g., acrylic, taupe, skin-tone) are recommended but are not required.
           ♦ Delegates may wear sheer hose if desired.
           ♦ Elite and Mrs. do not have to take off their wrap on stage

  Scoring Criteria. Judges will score the swimsuit portion from 1-10 based on the criteria of: fitness,
  modeling, personality, beauty, grooming and fashion sense.

Judging the Evening Gown Competition.
  The Evening Gown Competition accounts for 20% of the overall scoring. American Beauty National™
  titleholders must carry themselves with dignity, grace, poise and elegance. The Evening Gown competition
  is each delegates’ opportunity to look and feel like Cinderella during her moment in the spotlight.
  Delegates will be modeling gowns of their own choosing. Judges will not be evaluating the cost or designer
  label of the gown, but rather how well it suits the delegate as well as the delegate's on-stage presentation.
  Judges should consider the fit, color, and style of the gown for each delegate.
  Evening Gown Guidelines
           ♦ The Evening gown must be floor length.
           ♦ Please note that teens are permitted to wear sophisticated, beaded gowns consistent with a
           glamorous look.
           ♦ Please note evening gown is the most elegant graceful beautiful way for a woman to shine take
           advantage of that time and be creative,


  Scoring Criteria. Judges will score the evening gown portion from 1-10 according to the criteria of: beauty,
  modeling, personality, grooming and fashion sense.

  Preliminary Judging Competition:
  This will be a very general competition. No opening number will be performed. All delegates will compete at
  Prelims in all areas of competition.
  Prelim day will start with interviews in the morning. One panel will interview Teen & Miss divisions, while the
  other will interview Ms. & Mrs. And Elite.
  Later that day, on stage competition will begin. Teen & Miss will be judged first in Swimsuit, Fashion &
  Evening gown.
  We will then have a ½ hour intermission and continue with the Elite, Mrs. & Mrs. divisions in Swimsuit,
  Fashion & Evening gown.
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  Finals will be held on Saturday, July 29 venue TBA
Section IV 
Judges & Judging continued…


            American Beauty Pageants, Inc.
                   3125 Fallbrook View Bulverde Texas, 78163

Email: American Beauty                                    http://www.MisaAmericanBeauty.com
info@MissAmericanBeauty.com




              National Titleholder Available to Volunteer at Your Event


Dear Event Organizer,
This letter is to introduce you to the Elite American Beauty®, Mrs. American Beauty®, Miss American
Beauty®, Ms. American Beauty® and Miss Teen American Beauty® National Pageant and to offer the
services of our titleholder at your event. American Beauty National™ titleholders are intelligent, energetic,
talented, personable and eager to assist with fundraisers, educational programs, promotions, and other special
events. Titleholders serve many helpful functions at events such as:
          • greeting the public               • entertaining                           • public speaking
          • drawing sweepstakes                    • signing autographs                • serving as tour guides
winners                                            • distributing literature           • answering phones on
         • hostess /seating guests                 • modeling in fashions      telethons
         • registering event              shows                                        • riding in parades
participants                                       • presenting awards &               • collecting tickets for your
         • making announcements           prizes                               event
         • ribbon-cuttings                • product demonstrations                     • serving as celebrity judges

Our titleholders’ assistance at your event is complementary - absolutely FREE OF CHARGE! (Queens who are
traveling long distances may request reimbursement for their expenses.) You will benefit with the assistance of
additional staff without negatively affecting the event budget. In addition, titleholders add interest, color, and
goodwill to any event. Our winners possess many fine qualities and can certainly serve as positive role models
for children, who are always fascinated to meet a real “princess”.
Our titleholder’s benefit by gaining pride, self-confidence, social poise, and public speaking skills. All we ask is
that you treat our achievers as true celebrity VIP's at your event. We encourage you to include their names and
titles in your press releases and promotional materials.
Please respond directly to the titleholder sending this letter. The National Office does not book appearances,
but we will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our pageant. Thank you for your
consideration!
Sincerely,
Debbie Harris
President & CEO American Beauty Pageants, Inc.
Now what do I do?
Now you are ready to send your Promo Kit to event organizers. Make sure your packet is addressed to the
attention of the “Marketing Director” or “Event Manager”.
Follow-up with a phone call
You should always follow-up with a phone call. Event organizers are very busy. It is easy for your packet to be
misplaced or for the event organizer to simply forget to contact you. When calling event organizers, make
certain that you talk with the right person. In other words, you need to get past the receptionist (who may not
have the authority or motivation to help you!) Before you introduce yourself, ask questions, such as “Who is in
charge of the ________event?” or “Who do I speak to about special events or promotions?” Chances
are the person you need to speak with is the “Promotions Manager”, “Special Events Director/Coordinator”, or
“Marketing Director”. Only the organizer has the authority to book you at the event. When you get the right
person on the phone, volunteer to help out in any way that they need you. Provide them with suggestions of
what you would like to do. If they ask you to send a letter (if they’ve misplaced the one you already sent) say
something like ”I would be happy to send another promotional kit. In the meantime, can we set something up
now so that I can mark my appearance calendar?”
Getting the Media‟s Attention with a Press Release
One of the most misunderstood and useful documents is the Press Release. Some people think there are
undercover roving reporters scouting the neighborhood. Others think that sending an outline of facts will result
in a story. In rare instances, the media for an interview may contact you and the reporter will write the story.
However, in most cases, newspapers will print EXACTLY what you include in your Press Release. A sample
Media Cover Letter and Press Release is included in this section. Send these items and a photo to your local
newspapers and chances are, you will see yourself in print.
     1. Television: Television stations can use your help to answer the phones on telethons, draw names for
     gifts, or be a guest on a talk show. If they can’t use you as a guest, you may still want to go & be a part of
     the studio audience. While wearing your crown & sash, the cameraman won’t be able to resist focusing on
     YOU when he pans the audience. You might even be asked to come back and be on the show as a guest
     at a future date.
     2. Radio: Radio stations have talk shows too. Or offer to read the sports, weather, or news as a guest.
     Radio stations also sponsor many events. Ask to help out.
     3. Newspaper / Magazines: you are a role model. Present yourself as such to the newspapers & you will
     see yourself in print. As mentioned above, send a complete Press Release and/or write your own article.
     Don’t forget to send photos from appearances to Pageantry Magazine and other pageant industry
     publications. They tend to print just about everything they receive.

Beating the Beauty Queen Blues.
There are instances in which you may receive a negative response from an event organizer or from the media.
I have included a copy of an article I wrote called “Beating the Beauty Queen Blues” in this section. This article
will help you to understand and cope with negativity.
Appearance Tips.
Code of Conduct
Titleholders should always present themselves with dignity & honor. When you wear your crown and sash, you
represent your country, culture, state, hometown, the pageant, and yourself.
         1. Attire: Look your best! Titleholders should always display a well-groomed appearance. You are
         expected to dress up, even for casual events like festivals and parades. Jeans, cut-off shorts, or worn-
         out clothing are not acceptable unless you are doing physical labor as part of the event (e.g., building a
         house for “Habitat for Humanity”). Attire should be modest, conservative, and age appropriate.
         2. Behavior: Be your best! Always behave in a friendly, pleasant manner. Greet the public. Wave &
         smile through the entire parade route! Nothing looks worse than a sour or bored expression on the
         face of a titleholder! Some obvious "don’ts" are: no swearing, smoking, and overt public display of
         affection. Refrain from drinking alcohol while wearing your crown and sash (even if you are of legal
         age).
         3. Etiquette: Be better than your best! Always arrive on time or early for appearances. Send the
         event organizer a thank-you note after the event. This small courtesy is often overlooked.
Appearance Tips continued…
Parade Tips
Check your local newspaper for upcoming parades. Contact the parade chairman or fire department. Firemen
participate in parades across the state. They may be able to give you a listing of upcoming parades.
           1. Obtaining a car Ask the parade organizer to arrange for a convertible for you to ride in. Often
           titleholders will ride 2 to a car. A local car dealer may lend you a car, with or without a driver. Tell the
           car dealer to make a sign stating “Car courtesy of ______ dealership” for publicity. If the dealer
           won’t lend you a car, he or she (or the parade chairman or fire dept.) may know someone who has a
           convertible and is willing to drive you. Titleholders have ridden on fire trucks, with politicians, in classic
           cars, on the tops of cars with T-roofs, on a float, or in the backs of trucks.
           2. Signs for your car Always make signs with your name & title. Take masking tape or string along to
           hang your signs on the car or truck. If you expect to be in a lot of parades, you may want to purchase
           magnetic signs. Or you can make your own magnetic signs by gluing strips of magnets to the back of
           poster board.
           3. Be a “sweet” heart! Take a basket of candy to throw to the children. Adults will love your queenly
           wave, but the kids would rather have the candy! Smile & wave along the entire parade route (even if
           the crowd is sparse). Dress either in formal attire or according to the event (e.g. in costume for
           Halloween.)
Fun & Games
Sports figures make appearances regularly for charity. Find out where the sports personalities are appearing
and go with camera in hand. Send your promo materials & call the team offices. Offer to help out & appear with
the sports figure. Ask if you can throw out the first ball at a baseball game. Be a guest caddy or keep score at a
golf tournament. Don’t forget bowling, tennis, swimming, chess, & other tournaments. You could present
awards. Special events and craft show are held at the races. Be photographed in the “Winner’s Circle”! Don’t
forget where the fun really happens – amusement parks and tourist attractions! There are certainly lots of
appearance opportunities if you use a little creativity.
Fairs, Festivals, Special Events
Titleholders can serve many useful functions at fairs, festivals, holiday and other special events (e.g., draw the
winners of sweepstakes, judge, emcee, or present awards for contests, sign autographs, hostess, work at
concession stands, take tickets, distribute brochures / product samples, or just walk around greeting the public.
 The Holidays
 Many special events take place during the holiday. Judge or hand out awards for “Best Costume” at a
 Halloween parade. Have your picture taken with Santa, donate a toy and deliver gifts to needy children, ring
 the bell for the Salvation Army (perhaps dressed as an elf!) You don’t have to wait for an event --YOU can
 sponsor one! Organize an Easter Egg hunt for children. Offer to help wrap gifts at the mall or a local
 department store. Be creative!
 For a Good Cause
 Check the newspaper for charitable events. Titleholders are always welcome to donate their time. Use your
 title to help out the less fortunate. Participate in walk-a-thons, car washes, bake sales, & fundraisers.
Healthy Choices
Hospitals and health-related organizations always need volunteers. Participate in blood drives, health fairs,
fundraisers, tag days, health education programs, & other events at your local hospital. Call the Volunteer
Services Department for info. Often hospitals need greeters & escorts for patients & families. Many times, you
can bring joy & hope to patients just by visiting! Physically, mentally, and emotionally challenged people could
use your support! Present awards and be a “hugger” at the Special Olympics. (A “hugger” gives out hugs to the
handicapped children who participate.) Help prevent drug abuse & alcoholism by speaking out on these topics
as platform issues.
Age is a State of Mind
Do you love children? As a titleholder, children will love YOU too! Offer to help out a pre-schools & day care
centers. There are many youth-oriented groups, which sponsor events & need your help. Get involved in
campaigns to find missing children or speak out against child abuse as platform issues. Volunteer, speak or
perform at nursing & retirement homes. Adopt a grandparent or visit elders who don’t have family left on
holidays. There are lots of organizations for seniors, such as AARP, the Golden Agers, etc. These groups
sponsor activities & they are very appreciative of your interest & help. They always give a warm welcome to
titleholders at their meetings & events.
Appearance Tips continued…
Politically Correct
Have your photo taken with local politicians. Their offices routinely arrange photo sessions. Call for an
appointment. Ask to be included in events the politicians attend. Help out with campaigns. Distribute literature
for your favorite at the polls on election day. You may be invited to the victory party! It is very common for public
officials to present you with a citation, certificate of honor, or even a flag upon request. Ask the public official to
arrange for a newspaper photographer to be present. Help to register people to vote!
Mind over Matter
Libraries sponsor special events. Get involved in adult literacy programs. Offer to read stories curing “Children’s
Hour”. Libraries also sponsor seminars & classes. Offer to teach one on your platform issue. Help out with book
drives. The 3rd week in January is “National Book Week”. Many bookstores also sponsor events. Get involved
in activities at your local school. Be on the field for Homecoming & crown the Homecoming queen. Be a guest
cheerleader for the High School or Junior High. Be introduced at the Pep Rallies. Offer to speak about your
platform issue at local elementary, junior high, & high schools. Motivate our youth with your accomplishments.
Colleges & universities sponsor many events such as Homecoming parades & festivities, fund-raisers, cultural
& sporting events. Don’t forget events happening at museums and science centers.
Join the club
Business clubs (e.g., Jaycees), social clubs (e.g., Elks, Lions, Moose), Women’s Clubs, and special interest
clubs love for titleholders to speak or perform at their meetings. Often they’ll even invite you to dinner. Also,
clubs & club members sponsor events such as fund-raisers and socials. Call around and send your promo
materials to clubs in your area.
Animal lover
Do you love animals? Use your title to help find homes for unwanted pets! Get involved with activities with the
Humane Society. Speak out against cruelty to animals as a platform issue. Attend cat or dog show & present
awards to the winners. Don’t forget...the 1st week of May is “Be Kind to Animals Week”!
The Arts
Perhaps you have a performing talent or maybe you just love to watch dance and theater. Use you title to help
with fundraising.
Shop „til you Drop
Special events are always happening at malls. Have your photo taken with Santa at Christmas. Offer to pull
names of sweepstakes winners. Cut the ribbon at “Grand Openings”, hostess at “open houses”, hand out
literature/coupons/samples. Call the Mall Marketing Director to inquire about events.
Model Perfect
Use your title as a stepping-stone to a modeling career or do some modeling for fun. Volunteer for fashion
shows, wedding shows, print work, promotional work, & commercials. Contact bridal shops to volunteer for
wedding & prom fashion shows. Be an extra in a movie. Maybe you’ll even get a speaking part. Amateur
photographers are thrilled to use you to practice their work. Sometimes they’ll even give you free copies of the
pictures.
Spiritual awakening
Get involved in special events & programs through your Church or Temple. Offer to make a few comments or
deliver a special sermon. Some religious organizations are quite active in the community. Get involved.
You‟re hired!
Use your title as a stepping-stone to a career. Visit businesses or industries in which you are interested in
pursuing a vocation. Ask about events happening in the airports. Volunteer to work the ticket counter for a few
hours or escort people onto the plane. Prospective attorneys can visit law firms, observe court proceedings, or
volunteer to work in the law library for a few hours. !
Be a survivor!
Interested in victim’s rights or in helping victims to become survivors? Abuse crisis centers & shelters could use
your help & victims could use your support! What a great platform issue!
On display
Display your crown and sash in the display case at your school, workplace, or dance studio. Special events
happen at hotels. Crown the winners, emcee, hostess, or judge at other pageants. Distribute awards at dance
& gymnastics competitions. Be creative & have fun!
Scrap booking: Mind your memories!
Keeping a well-documented scrapbook of your year as a American Beauty titleholder will provide you with
wonderful memories to share and relive over & over again! Take your scrapbook along to appearances with
you. This provides a great conversation starter. People will love seeing all the fun things you are doing with
your title. Here are some tips for a Super Scrapbook:

Don't put off „til tomorrow what you can do today!
It really is helpful to work on your scrapbook “in real time”. Waiting until the end of the year to organize your
photos & memoirs turns an enjoyable task into a tedious chore. Think of your scrapbook as an on-going project
that you and your family create together as a labor of love. You'll be able to more accurately capture your
memories if you add to your book after each event. The result will be a priceless collection of valuable
memories that you’ll review time and time again!
Smile for the camera!
You should always take a camera & lots of extra film to appearances. Try to get photos with media
personalities, celebrities, or sports figures. Often there are costumed characters at events. Posing with them
makes for colorful photos to remember the day. Take photos to signify what the event is or where it is being
held. If you are distributing product samples, hold up the product & snap a photo. If you are judging or helping
out with a talent contest or pageant, get photos with the contestants & winners. Always order double prints to
share with American Beauty Pageants, Inc. We also assemble a scrapbook of our titleholder’s experiences. We
also love to promote you on our website.
Be a packrat - collect "scraps" for the scrapbook
Collect advertisements & newspaper clipping relevant to the event you are attending (especially if your name or
title is mentioned). Add these to your book. Brochures, tickets, stickers, handbills, business cards (e.g., media
personalities, celebrities, sports figures). These items all add tremendously to make your scrapbook more
interesting.
"A picture is worth a thousand words …. but…….
Type or write a synopsis of the event (i.e., the name of the event, date & location, what you did, people you
met, any special memories) and include this in your book. Label your photos with captions.
Packaging
You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but……... Be creative with the cover of your scrapbook! Have it
covered with fabric, lace, rhinestones, pearls, sequins, etc. Or glue a photo to the cover & secure it with a clear
plastic laminating sheet.
            American Beauty Pageants, Inc.
                    3125 Fallbrook View Bulverde Texas, 78163


Email: American Beauty                                        http://www.MisaAmericanBeauty.com
info@MissAmericanBeauty.com




             AMERICAN BEAUTY NATIONAL PAGEANT™
    Elite American Beauty® Mrs. American Beauty® Ms American Beauty® -
            Miss American Beauty® - Miss Teen American Beauty®
     “………We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to
     be?……Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people
     won’t feel insecure around you…....And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission
     to do the same……..…” - Nelson Mandela, 1994

RE: (Your Name & Title)
Dear Editor,

This letter is to introduce you to the Elite American Beauty® Mrs. American Beauty® Ms American
Beauty® - Miss American Beauty® - Miss Teen American Beauty®
National Pageant and specifically to the above named titleholder.
The American Beauty National Pageant™ selects titleholders who are intelligent, ambitious, and personable.
These are progressive women who make a difference in their communities through volunteerism and service.
Our delegates excel each have their own unique skills and abilities that define today’s modern woman.
Enclosed please find a Press Release that includes further information about the pageant and the above
named delegate. I am certain that you will find her background to be impressive and worthy of inclusion in your
publication.
I greatly appreciate any and all courtesies that may be extended to our representative. Please do not hesitate
to contact me if you have any questions or desire further information. Thank you for your time and
consideration.

Sincerely,
Debbie Harris


                           President & CEO American Beauty Pageants, Inc
                             3125 Fallbrook View Bulverde Texas, 78163




.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IS TITLEHOLDER FOR NATIONAL PAGEANT

(Your Name)

Of                                                          has been named

(Your Name)
                                                            (Your state)
                                                            American Beauty™
                                                            The American Beauty National Pageant™ selects
(Your Title)
Titleholders to represent their country of residence, cultural heritage, state, or city at the National competition.



The pageant finals will be held _______________ in ________________________.
Delegates from across the United States and the world will compete in Interview, Swimsuit,
Evening Gown, Photogenic, and Fashion Modeling events. Women 50+ Married or single
are eligible for the title of Elite American Beauty, Married women are eligible for the title of
Mrs. American Beauty®. Their unmarried counterparts (i.e., never married, divorced,
widowed; will compete in the Ms American Beauty®. From 19 up to 29 women never
married and no children will compete in the Miss American Beauty®. Teenage girls, ages
13-19, will vie for the Miss Teen American Beauty® title. Winners will receive thousands of
dollars in cash and prizes and will be featured in National promotions.
In addition to the competition, delegates will enjoy a days of sightseeing, a press conference,
photo shoot, parties, banquets, and the annual Sponsor dinner, Coronation Ball and the ever
popular Pizza, and PJ Party.
(Print or type information about yourself here:)
For further information about the American Beauty National Pageant™, write to: American
Beauty Pageants, Inc., c/o Debbie Harris or log on to the official pageant website at
http://www.missamericanbeauty.com
Section V 
Pageant Week
More Pageant Week information will be sent to you separately as details are finalized. However, here is some
important information to note:



Deadlines                                                      make a wonderful keepsake. We do encourage
Preliminary pageants should be completed by June 29,           ad sales to help support the pageant. Any
2007. June 29, 2007 is also the deadline for at-large          revenue generated will be used to make your
delegates to enter the American Beauty National Pageant.       American Beauty experience even better than
American Beauty Pageants, Inc. requires a high quality         expected!
photo in crown and sash of each preliminary winner for the     The program book is the first impression that
National Pageant Program Book by June 29, 2007 (for at-        the Judges have to get to know how you have
large delegates as well). Therefore, Preliminary Directors     spent your year as a State Titleholder.
who elect to hold their pageants close to that date must
have the ability to send high-resolution digital photos that
                                                               Swaps
are suitable for the program book via email immediately        Some pageants require delegates to bring a small
following the conclusion of the pageant.                       gift for all other delegates. This is often referred to
                                                               as “swaps.” American Beauty does NOT require
Entry Fees                                                     swaps. However, over the years some delegates
All entry fees must by paid in full by June 29, 2007. No       have chosen to bring little trinkets for their sister
exceptions under any circumstances. You will be charged        queens. This is permissible but should be kept in
a $100,00 for any late payments in addition if you signup      a reasonable price range. Also, if you do decide
late you will pay a $100.00 late entry fee and there is no     to bring a little gift for each delegate, consult our
grantee that you will be in the program book,                  website a week or two before the pageant to
Pageant Dates                                                  ascertain the total number of delegates.
The American Beauty National Pageant competition finals        Door Decorating Contest
will be held July 29, 2007.                                    Bring postcards and photos that represent your
A detailed agenda will be sent before the pageant.             title so that you can participate in the door-
                                                           h
***Note: Delegates should arrive on the Thursday 26            decorating contest! Please – no thumb tacks or
as Registration & Orientation is at 5:00pm.                    anything that will damage hotel property.
Ad Sales                                                       Meals
Information about optional Program Book Ad Sales is            Some meals will be provided, however, delegates
included later in this section. Our program books are          will be on their own for most meals.
printed in full color, as well as black & white and will
    AMERICAN BEAUTY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 2007


THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2007
TIME          EVENT                    LOCATION ATTIRE                     WHO
3:00 p.m.     Check in to Hotel        Marriott River Comfortable          Delegates
              -Bring credit card       Center
              for incidentals          101 Bowie
              -Bring photo ID for      SA, TX 78205
              check in
5:00 p.m. –   Arrival / Orientation    Meeting Room Texas Attire           Delegates & Staff
7:00 p.m.                              #1&2
                                       3rd Floor
7:30 – 9:00   Red and Royal            Directors Suite Red and Royal /     Delegates & Staff
p.m.          Pajama Pizza Party       (Debbie Harris) Sash
               - Make up tips by
              Faces




FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2007
TIME          EVENT                    LOCATION          ATTIRE             WHO
8:00 a.m. -   General Rehearsal:       Meet in hotel     Comfortable / Sash Delegates & Staff
4:30 p.m.     -- Breakfast at          lobby at 7:50     Bring competition
              Central market           a.m. Bus leaves   shoes & swimsuit
              (8:30–9:30 am)           at 8:00 a.m.      scarf
              -- Lunch at Central      SHARP
              Market
               (1:00 – 2:00 pm)
4:30 - 6:00   Free time to
p.m.          relax!
6:00-10:00    Barge ride down the      6:00 pm meet in Formal Cocktail /    Delegates, Staff,
p.m.          river / Mix and Mingle   lobby.          Sash                 Sponsors, Directors,
              Reception                The Fairmount                        Parents & Media
                                       Hotel
                                       401 S. Alamo
                                       St.
    AMERICAN BEAUTY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 2007

SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2007
TIME           EVENT                 LOCATION ATTIRE                     WHO
8:00 a.m.–     General Rehearsal: Meet in lobby.     Comfortable / Sash Delegates & Staff
4:00 p.m.      -- Breakfast at                       Bring competition Only.
               Central market                        shoes & swimsuit
               (8:30–9:30 am)                        scarf
               -- Lunch at Central
               Market
                (1:00 – 2:00 pm)
4:00 p.m.      RELAX! Prepare for
               pageant
7:00 p.m.      Director’s Meeting Meet in lobby      Dressy Casual       Directors only
               & Dinner            to depart for
                                   dinner

SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2007
TIME           EVENT                 LOCATION ATTIRE                     WHO
7:45 a.m.      Judges’ Orientation Marriott 3rd    Business Casual       Judges & Staff Only
                                   floor Meeting
                                   area
8:30-11:00     Interviews (Teen,   Marriott 3rd    Interview outfit /    Delegates, Staff &
a.m.           Miss Ms Mrs. and    floor meeting Sash                    Judges
               Elite)              room            All Interviews will
               -Miss Congeniality  (# Teens) (# be on Video
               votes               Miss) (# Ms) (#
                                   Mrs.) (# Elite)
11:00 a.m. -   Prepare for Pageant
12:00 p.m.     & Check out
12:15 p.m.     Depart for Pageant Buss Leaves at Casual / Sash           Delegates & Staff
               -- Lunch included   12:15 SHARP
               (Catered)
4:30 p.m. –    National American University of Competition               Delegates, Staff, &
8:00 p.m.      Beauty FINALS 2007 the Incarnate wardrobe / Sash          Ticket Holders
                                   Word
                                   - Fine Arts
                                   Auditorium
8:00 p.m.-     Coronation Ball     Circa 1900      Formal / Sash         Queens, Delegates,
10:00 p.m.                         1906 San        Texas & Galaxy        Staff & Ticket Holders
                                   Pedro           2006 queens in
                                   210-731-9933 Crown and Sash
                        Delegate's Checklist
Hotel & Travel                                          Packing List
Make your hotel reservations Make your travel plans     General.
                                                        American Beauty crown and sash.
Required Paperwork
                                                        Pre-Pageant.
Online Entry Form Due by June 29, 2007 Entry fee
paid in full                                               Semi-formal (after 5) outfit for Orientation
                                                           Rehearsal clothes (casual)
Due by June 29, 2007 Biographical Information Form
Sponsor List Program Book Ads Photogenic Photo          For the Pageant.
Photogenic Submission Form Medical Information          RED Opening number outfit, Interview outfit, shoes,
Form Visibility Award Application                       accessories Fashion Outfit, shoes, accessories
                                                        Swimsuit, shoes, accessories Evening Gown, shoes,
Delegate Services                                       accessories
Order photographs from pageant photographer Order       Post-Pageant.
pageant videotape Reserve services with Official Hair   Outfit for Awards Coronation Ball Sunday Night July
& Make-Up Artists                                       29,2007
For your guests
Reserve Guest Hotel Room(s) (Don’t forget to
mention the American Beauty Pageant for the
discounted Group Rate!) Order Guest Pageant
Tickets Order Guest Meal Package Tickets Order
Guest Sightseeing Trip Tickets




      American Beauty Pageants, Inc. will send updates to this
                      checklist as needed.
American Beauty Program Book Advertising Information


Program Book. Use the program book to highlight and celebrate your year as the
State Titleholder. This is the first impression of you that the Judges will see. All
delegates will receive a black & white, full-page ad in the program book and one
complementary copy.

   Optional Ad Sales. Ad sales are not required but are encouraged. Ad sales help
   tremendously to finance both the cost of printing a high quality souvenir program book
   and to offset production expenses. American Beauty Pageants, Inc. strives to provide our
   delegates with the highest quality event. Any ads you sell will aid in this process. We've
   set the ad prices at the lowest possible cost to print the book.
   Ad prices for Official Delegates only are as follows:


       ♦ Full Page - $200 (b&W)
       ♦ Full Page - $350 (color)

Benefits to Delegates. Ads are a great way to thank your sponsors for their assistance!
Delegates may re-price the ads at any level desired and may apply the overage to the entry
fee, hotel room, travel, etc. Have the check or money order made out to your name and your
title. Example - Jen Jones Miss Ohio American Beauty.
That way it is a tax deduction for the business sponsoring you with the advertising. You can
apply the difference toward your other pageant expenses (e.g., wardrobe, travel, etc.)


If you need additional pages, your price will be those indicated above – however, you can
sell the spaces for any price you wish. Example – if you sell a full page for $400, your cost is
$200 = $200 profit.


Paperwork. Advertising is a tax-deductible business expense. American Beauty Pageants,
Inc. supplies all delegates with paperwork indicating the ad sizes and receipts that you can
give directly to those to whom you sell ads.
             DEADLINE TO RECEIVE ADS:
                   June 29, 2007
Technical specifications.
There are several ways to set up ad pages.
1.) Delegates must provide artwork for ad in 300dpi tif or jpeg.
2.) Email ad pages to info@missamericanbeauty.com or send them on a CD to the address
    below.
3.) You are responsible for your advertising we will not edit your ads.


Deadline.
June 29, 2007 is the deadline to receive ads & payment. We will need some time to set up
all the pages and get the book to the printer in plenty of time for the pageant. Anything
excepted after this date will result in a $100.00 late fee and we cannot guarantee that we
can get your advertising into the program book after it is in the hands of the printer.


Payment.
Ad payments may be made via check, money order or online through Pay Pal. Checks and
money orders should be made out to:


                   American Beauty Pageants, Inc. c/o Debbie Harris
                                    3125 Fallbrook View
                                  Bulverde Texas, 78163
         Online payments made through http://www.paypal.com should be sent to
                            debbie@missamericanbeauty.com
           American Beauty Pageants, Inc.
                   3125 Fallbrook View Bulverde Texas, 78163


Email: American Beauty                                   http://www.MisaAmericanBeauty.com
info@MissAmericanBeauty.com




AMERICAN BEAUTY PAGEANT PROGRAM BOOK AD INSERTION FORM:
Delegates: Please complete all information below for ads you are submitting for insertion into the American
Beauty Pageant Program Book.

Delegate Name:


Ad Purchaser Name / Title / Company:


Address:


Phone:


Email:



Ad Size Purchased:                                       Ad is being submitted:
Full Page – color                                        Emailed
Full Page – black & white                                On Disk (enclosed) with hard copy.


_____Check
_____Pay-Pal
_____Money Order
_____Credit Card
                                         Ad Sales
      AMERICAN BEAUTY PAGEANT PROGRAM BOOK RECEIPT FOR
                         ADVERTISING
  Thank you for purchasing business advertising in the American Beauty Pageant Program
                                         Book!



Delegate Name: ________________________________________________________________________

Ad Purchaser Name / Title / Company: _____________________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________________________________________

Ad Size Purchased: ___ Full Page (color or b&w) ___ ½ – color or b&w ___ ¼ Page (color or b&w)

Amount Paid: $ __________________

Received by: __________________________________________________________________ Signed by
Delegate receiving ad




      AMERICAN BEAUTY PAGEANT PROGRAM BOOK RECEIPT FOR
                         ADVERTISING
  Thank you for purchasing business advertising in the American Beauty Pageant Program
                                         Book!


Delegate Name: ________________________________________________________________________

Ad Purchaser Name / Title / Company: _____________________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________________________________________

Ad Size Purchased: ___ Full Page (color or b&w) ___ ½ – color or b&w ___ ¼ Page (color or b&w)

Amount Paid: $ __________________


Received by: __________________________________________________________________ Signed by
Delegate receiving ad
         American Beauty Pageants, Inc.
               3125 Fallbrook View Bulverde Texas, 78163
Email: American Beauty                     www.missamericanbeauty.com
info@MissAmericanBeauty.com




The people’s Choice votes are $10 each votes will appear on the National
American Beauty official website. The delegate that wins is the people’s choice
and thus will become “The Peoples Queen” she will be featured on the
National website. This is a great way to “sponsor” a delegate if you do not wish
to place an ad. “Good Luck!” votes must be submitted and paid for no later than
July 28, 2007 at midnight.

 NAME                 Please vote for me to be                Amt. PAID
                          “THE American
                             Beauty
                         PEOPLES QUEEN”




Delegate Name:        _________________________ State/Country:          ____________
Section VI 
Forms & Required Paperwork
   All Forms are due by or before June 29, 2007
Biographical Information Form
Please print or type. You must use this form. No additional pages allowed.
YOUR DIVISION:

Miss Teen American Beauty, Miss American Beauty, Ms American Beauty,
Mrs. American Beauty and Elite American Beauty

DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION:

AGE:                    DATE OF BIRTH:                       MARRIAGE DATE (IF MRS.)
TITLE:
NAME:
ADDRESS:
CITY:                               STATE:                         POSTAL CODE:

COUNTRY:
HEIGHT:                  WEIGHT:                           HAIR:                  EYES:
IF MRS., HUSBAND‟S NAME & OCCUPATION:
CHILDREN (names & ages:)
IF EMPLOYED, YOUR OCCUPATION:
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:



Schools Attended:              Program / Major:          Years Attended       Degree / Certificate:
You may go back as far as you like when listing accomplishments but please indicate the year next to each
item. You may only use the space provided so please prioritize and list only the most important information.
ACADEMIC AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS:

OTHER AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS:

SKILLS / TALENTS / ABILITIES:

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

HOBBIES / INTERESTS:




      TELL US BRIEFLY WHAT WINNING THE TITLE MISS TEEN AMERICAN BEAUTY®, MISS
      AMERICAN BEAUTY®, MS AMERICAN BEAUTY®, MRS. AMERICAN BEAUTY®, or ELITE
      AMERICAN BEAUTY® MEANS TO YOU:



      IF CHOSEN MISS TEEN AMERICAN BEAUTY®, MISS AMERICAN BEAUTY®, MS
      AMERICAN BEAUTY®, MRS. AMERICAN BEAUTY®, or ELITE AMERICAN BEAUTY® HOW
      WOULD YOU PROMOTE YOUR TITLE:



      WHAT DO YOU FEEL IS THE PRIMARY ROLE OF CONTEMPORARY WOMEN IN TODAY‟S
      SOCIETY?



      TELL US WHAT IS MOST UNIQUE ABOUT YOU:



      THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOU:



      ANY SPECIAL FACTS ABOUT YOUR FAMILY:



      TELL US BRIEFLY AN INTERSTING EXPERIENCE THAT HAS BEEN EDUCATIONAL TO
      YOU & WHY:



      IF MRS., HOW DID YOU MEET YOUR HUSBAND?
         STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING, AGREEMENT & INFORMED CONSENT:
         Place a checkmark next to each item. Forms received without checkmarks shall be considered
         incomplete and will be returned to you:


RECEIPT OF POLICIES / STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING, AGREEMENT & INFORMED CONSENT.
I have received a copy of the American Beauty National Pageant Policies, Rules, Regulations, & Requirements. I have read, understood,
and agree to all terms specified in the National Pageant Policies, Rules, Regulations, & Requirements.


HONESTY POLICY.
I attest that all information, which I have and will submit, is true and accurate. I understand that falsification of information will result in
immediate disqualification and forfeiture of all prizes won.


CODE OF CONDUCT I agree to display good sportsmanship at all times. I understand that engaging in slanderous or libelous behavior,
including but not limited to posting negative or inflammatory messages to the internet, harassing judges, contestants or American Beauty
staff in person, via telephone, via mail, or via email constitutes poor sportsmanship & may result in disqualification at the discretion of
American Beauty Pageants, Inc.


PUBLICITY & PROMOTION I give American Beauty Pageants, Inc. permission to use my name, photo, likeness, voice & biographical
information for purposes of publicity, advertising, and promotion in print, radio, video, on the American Beauty Pageants, Inc. website, and
in any other media. I give consent for American Beauty Pageants, Inc. to use my name, photo, likeness, voice & biographical information
for purposes of producing promotional merchandise, including but not limited to clothing (e.g., t-shirts), posters, mugs, mouse pads and
other products. I understand that I am not entitled to any compensation from the sale of such products.


SELECTION OF JUDGES. I understand and accept that American Beauty Pageants, Inc. will appoint judges for awards, semi-finalists,
finalists, and overall titles. I understand that the decision of the judges is final and non-contestable.


NON-REFUNDABLE FEE POLICY I understand that the American Beauty National Pageant is a self-supporting event and that all fees
paid are not refundable and not transferable in full or in part under any circumstance. This includes entry fees, ticket sales, ad sales, and
any other fees paid.


LIMITATION OF LIABILITY I understand and agree that: a.) American Beauty Pageants, Inc., its officers, employees, and pageant
personnel are not responsible for accidents, injury or theft incurred at the time of the pageant or travel to and from. b.) American Beauty
Pageants, Inc. is not responsible for negligence or fraud on the part of pageant sponsors, judges, or contract vendors (e.g., photographer,
videographer, etc.) who may be providing products or services to delegates at the American Beauty National Pageant™. c.) American
Beauty Pageants, Inc. is not responsible for negligence or fraud on the part of the host hotel.


DISQUALIFICATION By submitting the entry form and entry fee, I agree to abide by all rules and policies set forth by American Beauty
Pageants, Inc. I attest that all information submitted is true and accurate. Failure to comply with American Beauty Pageants, Inc. policies
may result in immediate disqualification and/or forfeiture of prizes won without benefit of refund in full or in part at the discretion of
Coronation, Inc


WINNERS / OTHER CONTESTS / RE-ENTERING I understand that I may re-enter from year to year. Overall Mrs. American Beauty®,
Miss American Beauty®, Ms. American Beauty®, Miss Teen American Beauty® titleholders may not compete in any other pageants until
they relinquish their American Beauty title.




                    _________________________________ __________________________________
                    ENTRANT'S SIGNATURE DATE


                    _________________________________ __________________________________
                    LEGAL GUARDIAN (if under 18) DATE
      Delegate‟s Code of Conduct


I, _________________________________, affirm that I am and will
continue to be a person of good moral character; that I have not
committed and will not commit any act inconsistent with the highest
standards of public morals and conventions or that will reflect unfavorably
on the pageant, its representatives, sponsors and/or licensees; that I have
not appeared in nude or provocative photographs for any film or
publication prior to, during the preliminary or pageant finals, or during my
reign as a Preliminary Winner, At-Large Delegate or American Beauty
National Pageant® Titleholder.
I will conduct myself in a courteous, professional manner at all times
during the American Beauty National Pageant™ and while representing
an American Beauty National Pageant® title.
I will not slander or libel other contestants, judges, American Beauty
Pageants, Inc. staff or anyone else involved with or connected to the
American Beauty National Pageant®. I understand that defamatory verbal
and/or written remarks against American Beauty Pageants, Inc. and the
American Beauty National Pageant® may result in immediate
disqualification at the discretion of American Beauty Pageants, Inc.,
forfeiture of any and all prizes and awards won, and legal charges.
I agree to display good sportsmanship at all times. I understand that
disruptive behavior before, during, or after the pageant may result in
disqualification, removal from the premises, and legal charges at the
discretion of American Beauty Pageants, Inc.

Delegate Signature: ______________________________ Date: ___________


Legal Guardian (if under age 18): ____________________ Date: ___________
              Photogenic Submission Form
     Please print or type.
     DIVISION: Teen Miss Ms Mrs. and Elite


TITLE:
NAME:
ADDRESS:
CITY:                                STATE:      POSTAL CODE:
COUNTRY:
PHOTOGRAPHER (for photo credit):

DO WE HAVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER‟S PERMISSION FOR THIS PHOTO TO BE REPRODUCED AS
LONG AS PHOTO CREDIT IS GIVEN?
Yes / No




            ________________________________________________________
            ENTRANT'S SIGNATURE DATE


            ________________________________________________________
            LEGAL GUARDIAN (if under 18) DATE
               Delegate Sponsor List

Please print or type.
DIVISION: Elite, Mrs., Ms., Miss, & Teen
 TITLE:
 NAME:
 ADDRESS:
 CITY:               STATE:                POSTAL CODE:
 COUNTRY:
 PLEASE LIST YOUR SPONSORS (If applicable) FOR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT IN
 THE AMERICAN BEAUTY NATIONAL PAGEANT PROGRAM BOOK:




      _____________________________________________________
      ENTRANT'S SIGNATURE DATE



      _____________________________________________________
      LEGAL GUARDIAN (if under 18) DATE
               2007 American Beauty National Pageant Visibility Awards
In order to reward delegates who help to increase the visibility of the American Beauty National Pageant, American
Beauty Pageants, Inc. has established the Visibility Awards. To be eligible for one of these recognition awards, a
delegate must meet any one of the following criteria:
          • Minimum of 25 hours of live appearances wearing your American Beauty sash (crown encouraged but not required)
          • Minimum of 15 hours of live appearances and a minimum of 10 media appearances (e.g., photo or article appeared in
          the newspaper or on an Internet news website (message boards do not count). Your name, title and photo must have
          been published on 10 different news websites or in 10 different newspapers or any combination adding up to 10)
                                      • 25 live appearances & media appearances combined
Visibility Award Winners receive: Personalized engraved plaque
      NOTE: There is no overall award. Everyone who meets the criteria as specified will receive a Visibility Award Plaque.

  DIVISION:                                                        Elite, Mrs., Ms., Miss, & Teen
  TITLE:
  NAME:
  ADDRESS:
  CITY:                                                            STATE:                      POSTAL CODE:
  COUNTRY:

  Please list the appearances / number of hours at each that qualify you for this award. Indicate the dates of the appearance
  and/or the newspaper or news website. This award is being offered on the honor system.
  1.                                                             9.
  2.                                                             10.
  3.                                                             11.
  4.                                                             12.
  5.                                                             13.
  6.                                                             14.
  7.                                                             15.
  8.                                                             16.

                  __________________________________
                  DELEGATE SIGNATURE DATE

                  __________________________________
                  LEGAL GUARDIAN (if under 18) DATE

                                 -   PLEASE SUBMIT THIS FORM BY June 29, 2007 –
Special awards given out in each division:

Interview: This is your personal, one on one interview score with the judges before the pageant.

Fashion: This is for the best fashion design and your creative ability to wear it with style grace and elegance

Swimwear: Best swimsuit and swim suit body

Photogenic: This award will be chosen by your headshot in the program book / web site same photo

Evening Gown: Best evening gown is also how you wear the gown, your grace, elegance and the choice of
gown how it fit’s you and shows your personality

Ad Sales Award: Most sales in your division. The program book will be posted on line for all to see.

Celebrity Award: Most photos taken with different celebrities must be the first photo posted on the
American Beauty web site to count. Only one award given

Visibility Award: This crown and or banner appearances posted on the American Beauty web site. Only one
award given

Internet Award: This award is for the best personal website in each division that’s linked to the American
Beauty web site) only one award will be given

Media Award: Printed advertisement, articles, stories, magazine covers, or anything wearing the, American
Beauty crown and banner. Must be provided and featured on the American Beauty Website; deadline date
TBD. Only one award presented.

Pageant Soup Award: This award only goes to one delegate. It will be chosen by the general public using
an line poll of votes) In Short Pageant Soup is short Stories that have been posted on the American Beauty
web site about something that touched the life of another person with a positive pageant related impact or
effect on your life. Simply Positive Pageantry will define our Pageant Soup Award.

Congeniality Award: the delegates in each division choose this award

Scholarship Award or “The Queen of Hope”: This award is distributed to the one delegate that raises the
most money for the next years American Beauty scholarships). The goal is to build funds for education; the
winner of this award is featured on the American Beauty Website as the Queen of Hope.

Community Service Award or “The Queen of Hearts”: The most posted appearances pictures of one
delegate in crown and banner serving and being a part of your community linked to the American Beauty web
site, delegate will be featured on the National website


Peoples Choice Award or “The Peoples Queen”: This award is given to a delegate in each division that
has the most on line votes, voting is $10.00 per vote. The funds will create a scholarship for future delegates
who need financial assistants this delegate will be featured on the National website
              American Beauty National Pageant



                              Elite, Mrs., Ms, Miss, and Teen




3125 Fallbrook View Bulverde, Texas, U.S.A. 78163 Tel: (830) 438-6607 Fax: (830) 438-4543
Email: info@missamericanbeauty.com Website: http://www.missamericanbeauty.com
American Beauty National Pageant
Planet Blessings, INC. 3125 Fallbrook View Bulverde, Texas 78163
Tel: (830) 438-6607 Fax (830) 438-4543
Email:     info@americanbeauty.com.com
Website: http://www.missamericanbeautycom




                 Please print clearly and turn in at or before the Royal Pajama Pizza Party




Name: ______________________________ Title: _________________________________


                                                    Gala of Gowns


Gown Color: ________________________________________________________________


Gown Style: ________________________________________________________________




Fashion Show


Fashion Color: _______________________________________________________________


Describe Fashion outfit: _________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

								
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