• Must be at least 18 and under 28 years of age as of January 2nd, 2020.
  • Must never have participated in a previous national MISS USA Pageant.
  • May only compete in one MISS USA State Pageant (including the District of Columbia) per pageant year.



  • Must not be married, never have been married, and never have had a marriage annulled. Must never have given birth to a child, can not be pregnant or be a parent.
  • Must be of good health and moral character.
  • Must be a female (recognized medically and legally as a female in the United States), a citizen of the United States, and at least one of the following must be true:
  • Must now reside in their state as their “permanent and primary residence” (as defined below) for a period of at least three (3) months immediately prior to the beginning of their state pageant (although they may have attended college or University elsewhere) and, if employed, must be employed in New Mexico (although may occasionally travel outside of New Mexico on behalf of employer); or
  • Must have resided in New Mexico as a full-time student at a college or university for one entire semester, trimester or summer session completed prior to January 2nd, 2020 and continue to reside in the State as a full time student at that same school, college or university through the 2020 Miss USA Pageant (although I may have spent or be spending the summer in another State).
  • “Permanent and primary residence” means your true, fixed and permanent domicile which you intend to make your permanent home. Prior to participating in the State Pageant, you must furnish Licensee with satisfactory document(s) (as required by Miss Universe Organization).
  • Must agree, that if selected to represent their state in the MISS USA or MISS TEEN USA Pageant, they will participate in that pageant, and will abide by all the rules and regulations governing that pageant. If they win the MISS USA Pageant, they must agree to participate in the MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT, and to abide by the rules and regulations governing that pageant.
  • No contestant or any member of their immediate family can be employed by Miss Universe L.P. LLLP, any State Director in the MISS USA and/or MISS TEEN USA Pageant system., or any of its subsidiaries. (If contestant or any member of their immediate family is employed by any of the foregoing or any firm or corporation controlled or affiliated with any of them, then they must notify the state director immediately, in writing, so that their eligibility may be determined.
  • Must agree that if they win or succeed to the state level title or the national title of MISS USA or MISS TEEN USA, they will not participate in any other pageants during the time they hold any of these titles, unless authorized in writing by Miss Universe L.P. LLLP.
  • Must be willing to release, unconditionally and forever, any claim against Miss Universe L.P. LLLP, Its parent and affiliated or related companies and their respective officers, directors, partners, employees, agents and assigns, which they may have by virtue of their participation in their state pageant, or by any use of their name, likeness, voice, and/or biography in connection with their state pageant, including use in promotional and advertising material.
  • Must understand and agree that all issues as to eligibility shall be determined by Miss Universe, L.P. LLLP, and they must agree to abide by that determination both as to themselves and other applicants
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