Contestant Information

 

2017 Pageant

  • Charm
  • Dignity
  • Inner Beauty
  • Appearance
  • Attitude
  • Accomplishments
  • Enthusiasm
  • Talent
  • Grace
  • Energy

For information about becoming a contestant in our pageant, please contact MARLEEN SCHUSS, State Administrator, marleenschuss@aol.com , or call 516-678-3242. 

Please return the application, with a 4×6 recent color headshot photo, proof of age and a non-refundable application fee in the amount of $150.  Make checks payable to:
Ms.  New York Senior America.

The judges at the annual Ms. New York Senior America Pageant select the gracious lady who best exemplifies the qualities of the modern dynamic senior woman and is willing to dedicate her time and energy to the organization.

The contestants, women 60 years of age or older, are judged in 4 categories:

PERSONAL INTERVIEW

Before the pageant begins, the judges meet privately with each contestant for 5 minutes to gain insight to her personality, poise and ability to communicate. The purpose of the interview is to determine how well the contestant would represent Ms. New York Senior America with the public and the media.

EVENING GOWN PRESENTATION

The judges evaluate the poise, grace and appearance of each contestant. This is not a beauty or bathing suit contest; elegance is the key factor in this event.

PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE

Each contestant presents a brief statement of the philosophy that she uses in her approach to life. The Philosophy of Life Statement is limited to a maximum of 35 seconds.

TALENT

Each contestant is provided the opportunity to display her talent for the judges and the audience. The talent may be in music, the arts or any other activity appropriate for an elegant, senior woman. The Talent presentation is limited to a maximum of two minutes and 45 seconds.

ENHANCE YOUR LIFE

Contestants who participate in the pageant find that it is a very special experience that enriches their lives. Our pageant is unique in that it opens the door to a “family” of warm, wonderful women who welcome the contestants into the Cameo Club where they form new, lasting friendships.

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ABOUT US

We salute and honor Senior Women! Women who have reached the age of 60, with their knowledge and life experience, are the foundation of our society.

CONTACT US

Marleen Schuss,
State Administrator at 516 678 3242

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