For More Information- Contact Executive Director:

 Sandi Licata at sandi.licata@gmail.com

Please click on the Blue Button to submit Your Candidate Interest Form. See qualifications for candidates below.

​A Miss America Local Organization



Miss Fountain Valley 2023 is scheduled for SATURDAY, Feb. 11, 2023 at

Golden West College Mainstage Theater.


How to Become a Candidate:​

               

Miss Fountain Valley 2023 will be held Spring 2023. Candidates must live, work (32 hours or more), or go to school in:

Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach or Costa Mesa.
OR

                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 2023


♢ Must be a United States citizen
♢ At least 19 years old by Dec. 31, 2023
♢ No more than 26 years old by Dec. 31, 2023
♢ High school graduate or will become a high school graduate or equivalent by July 31, 2023 at Miss CA 2023

♢ Female, never married and never have had children
♢ Legal resident of Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach or Costa Mesa 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.

 



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


Candidates will compete in four areas of competition:

Private Interview, Talent, On-Stage Interview with Social Impact Pitch & Red Carpet      


See below for full details.

 
1. Private Interview (35% 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 (35% 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 Interview/ Social Impact Pitch (15% of total score)

Questions will be of a general nature and will be neither platform-related nor something taken directly from the private interview. 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. Red Carpet/Evening Wear (15% 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

                                                                                               
What is a Social Impact Statement (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 question - Social Impact Pitch : business/cocktail attire of candidate's choice

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 will turn in the following forms before the Competition. There will be a calendar provided at the Orientation with the rehearsal dates and due dates for the forms. These forms below are available on the Miss California website under contestant forms.   We will help contestants with these forms:

Form 101-L Contestant Data Form- will be handed out at the Orientation Meeting
Candidate Contract will be emailed by Executive Director
Miss America Organization $35 application fee 

$75 Local registration fee
Candidate Resume- free form or form provided

Social Impact Statement (Platform)
            
 



First rehearsal is Dec. 10. Please register on the Candidate Interest Form above and we will contact you!