Every pageant girl dreams of being a national titleholder. Few titleholders get that opportunity.
When it comes to picking a system to compete in, often it’s the national pageant that gives it its reputation.
While there are many national systems out there, our readers nominated their favorites and helped us narrow it down to a Top 10. If you want to look through our directory of pageants to see which ones you qualify for then you can click here to sort through 100s of pageants to discover, which ones are in your local area that you qualify for.
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Now, onto the top national pageants of 2016!
Top 10 National Pageants of 2016
10. Miss Earth United States
The Miss Earth United States pageant got a revamp in 2016 with a new national director, Laura Clark. The pageant features Jr. Teen, Teen, Miss and Elite Miss divisions serving ages 11-34.
The winner of Miss Earth United States goes on to represent the USA at Miss Earth. Teen Miss Earth United States goes on to represent the United States at Miss Teen Earth International.
Teen Miss Earth United States 2016, Sarah Levandowski, went on to win Miss Teen Earth International 2016.
State pageants are being scheduled now and at-large titles are currently being awarded. Visit Miss Earth United States for more information.
9. Miss Teen of America Scholarship and Recognition Program
Perhaps the most non-traditional pageant on the list is Miss Teen of America. This unique pageant focuses on a teen being a teen while helping to increase inclusion through their partnership with Special Olympics. (Read: Miss Teen of America 2017 Seeking At-Large Delegates)
To compete in this system, contact Miss Teen of America for information on representing your state at the national pageant.
8. MAC Pageants
Also known as Miss American Coed, this pageant began in 1983. It seeks the “All-American” girl ages 3-22. The pageant includes an additional age division at the national level for ladies ages 23-30. Nationals are held in November in Orlando, FL.
To become a MAC girl or for more information, contact MAC Pageants.