​A Miss America Local Organization


How to Become a Candidate:​


Miss Fountain Valley 2024 will be held Feb. 4, 2024 at Golden West College Mainstage Theater.

Candidates must live, work (32 hours or more), or go to school in:

Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Westminster or Costa Mesa.

                Attend as a full-time student at one of the following Colleges/Universities: UC Irvine, CSULB, Golden West College, Orange Coast College, Coastline Community College, Concordia University or Vanguard University.

The candidate must also be able to meet these requirements for Miss Fountain Valley 2024

♢ Must be a United States citizen
♢ At least 18 years old by Dec. 31, 2024
♢ No more than 28 years old by Dec. 31, 2024
♢ Female, not married and never have had children

♢ Legal resident of Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa or Westminster at least 30 days prior to local competition and live there throughout her reign or attend schools in those cities or attend UC Irvine, Cal State Long Beach, Concordia University or Vanguard University as a full time student or work 32 hours or more a week in Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa or Westminster.

Contact Sandi Licata with eligibility questions at slicata@prodigy.net

Candidates will compete in five areas of competition:

Phases of Competition:

Ten Minute Private Interview with the Selection Panel

On Stage Conversation


Health & Fitness

Evening Gown

Each candidate must have a Community Service initiative that she will advocate during her reign of service.

See below for full details.

1. Private Interview (30% of total score)

Each contestant participates in an individual 10-minute press conference-style interview with our panel of judges.   There are typically 5 to 7 judges on a panel.  Contestants are questioned on their background as presented on their fact sheet, their educational and career goals, their opinions on current  events and social issues, and their interests,  hobbies and extracurricular activities as well as their own platform.

Scoring is based on:
Qualities  and  attributes of a Miss America, overall first impression, validated aspirations, opinions and responses in context.  Also, she should  have poise,  personal appearance, personality, intelligence, style and emotional control.  As well, she should have confidence;  plus knowledge, understanding and ability to articulate her platform issue.  The contestants should demonstrate a sense of accomplishment, and the ability to fulfill the job responsibilities of a Miss Fountain Valley and Miss California.

2. Talent /HERStory
TM (20% of total score)

Contestants perform a 90-second routine of their own choosing.  Some possible talents include singing, dance, gymnastics, instrumental music, dramatic or comedy monologues, baton twirling and ventriloquism.  Phone or e-mail us if you have a question about your talent presentation.

Scoring is based on:
Talent selection and performance, as it distinguishes the contestant's skills and personality, creative interpretation, technical skill level (execution, technique, synchronization, control). She should have strong stage  presence and on-stage  personality.
The totality of all elements (including costume, props, voice, use of body, choreography).

3. On-Stage Conversation (10% of total score)

 The objective is to evaluate the contestant's ability to think on her feet and answer a question of general interest to people her age, including, but not limited to, local, state and national current events.

Scoring is based on:
Overall first impression
Extemporaneous response to on-stage question
Did the contestant answer the question in the context in which it was asked?
Can she handle the pressure of speaking on stage in front of an audience?
Will young people see her as a role model who is reflective of today's generation?

4. Evening Gown (20% of total score)

Each contestant appears on stage in an outfit of her own choosing, representative of what she would wear to a formal "after five" social event.

Scoring is based on:
Qualities and attributes of a Miss America
Overall first impression
Sense of confidence, personality and stage presence
Walk, posture, carriage and grace
Appropriateness of attire and sense of style

5. Health and Fitness (20%)

All contestants are REQUIRED to purchase red athletic wear by Rebel Athletic. This is mandatory fitness outfit. Contestants must use only the STYLES from Miss America and the outfit must be in the color RED on the Miss  America tab on the website. https://www.rebelathletic.com/mao.html.  This is a special collaboration between Miss America and Rebel Athletic. Please use Code MAOCA2023 when you purchase.

Scoring is based on: Dynamic Presence, Radiates Health, High Energy, Engaging Vitality and a sense of Confidence. The color red also demonstrates heart health with the American Heart Association.  CURATED STYLES FOR MISS AMERICA ORGANIZATION. Use CodeMAOCA2023 when you purchase.


What is a Community Service Initiative (Platform)?

A contestant chooses an issue of importance to her and to society. Through the written platform statement and private interview, the contestant is evaluated on her commitment to her chosen issue. Examples of platform issues have included child advocacy, volunteer work with city, school, businesses, non-profit organizations, hospitals, domestic violence, literacy, diabetes, cancer, eating disorders, homeless, and any other needs that can help society.

What do I wear? 

Evening Gown - evening wear of contestant's choice for a Red Carpet Look.

Talent - any appropriate outfit or costume suitable to the talent being performed.  The time is no more than 90 seconds.
Private Group Interview- Dress appropriately for job interviews, a pant suit is allowed.
Opening Number outfit-to be determined
On stage conversation -  opening number outfit
All outfits and the talent performance will need to be approved by the Executive Director or Candidate Coordinator prior to the Competition.
Talent is no more than 90 seconds in duration.  Candidates cannot exceed 90 seconds.

What forms do I need? 

All candidates must apply at Miss America and pay a $39.99 registration fee for the year. Apply at https://www.missamerica.org.

Contestants must sign a contract which will be discussed at the Orientation meeting.       

or use this link: https://tinyurl.com/missfountainvalley2024

For More Information- Contact Executive Director:

 Sandi Licata at missfounainvalleyfoundation@gmail.com

Upcoming Events:

 *Sept. 30: Hyundai Hope on Wheels 5K and Color Fun Run at the Fountain Valley Sports Park. 8-11am. 16400 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley  www.runsignup.com ​and search for Hyundai Hope on Wheels for Sept. 30 in Fountain Valley.

 *Oct. 28: General Information Meeting for Contestants on Oct. 28 9:30-10:30 am at Coastal Community Fellowship Church, Multipurpose Room, 10460 Slater Ave., Fountain Valley. Near Slater and Ward St. Come and learn about our program and we will answer all your questions!

 *Nov. 11: Contestant Orientation Meeting for all interested participants, please plan to attend on Nov. 11 at 9:30-10:30 am. Multipurpose Room, 10460 Slater Ave., Fountain Valley

 *Nov. 18: Miss Fountain Valley Pancake Breakfast, Raffle and Silent Auction, Nov. 18th at 9-11 am at Ozzie's Bar & Grill in the Fountain Bowl, 17110 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley. Bid on some great baskets and raffle prizes! Buy your $10 ticket at the door!

 * Dec. 9: Miss Fountain Valley Little Miss/Little Sisters Program, Parent/Daughter Orientation on Dec. 9 from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm at Coastal Community Fellowship Church, Multipurpose Room, 10460 Slater Ave., Fountain Valley. More info: see Little Miss/Little Sisters Tab on the website.

 *Feb. 5, 2024: Miss Fountain Valley Scholarship Competition at 5 pm at Golden West College Mainstage Theater, 17571 Gothard St., Huntington Beach. Free Parking. Enter off Gothard and Center Street, Huntington Beach.