Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT KIND OF WOMAN ENTERS THE MRS. OHIO AMERICA PAGEANT?
As its following continues to grow every year, Mrs. America attracts increasing numbers of women of various ages, vocations, and backgrounds. The variety of women the pageant attracts is hardly surprising. There are auto mechanics and airline pilots, doctors and dentists, aspiring models and actresses, wives and mothers, as well as traditional homemakers. The one thing they all have in common is that they are married and have an eagerness to compete.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PRIZE PACKAGE?
The winner of the crown receives a prize package valued at over $15,000.00. Prizes include the official Mrs. Ohio America crown and banner, an all expenses trip to the national pageant, $1,000 competition evening gown credit from Henri's Cloud Nine, a rhinestone crown pin, official flowers, a year of facial skincare by Dr. Bapna at Ohio Facial Plastics, training sessions with Rhonda Shappert, teeth whitening from Dental Reflections Dublin, several photoshoots with our official photographer, a year of airbrush tanning, hair extensions from our hair extension sponsor, a year of personal training, hair and makeup at Mrs. America, skincare, products, and more.
IS THERE AN ENTRY FEE?
Yes. We encourage our city and county titleholders to raise the entry fee in their communities. After all they have been exclusively selected to represent all of the married women in their areas. The entry fee covers the cost of doing business such as renting a theatrical facility, designing sets and music, as well as printing, advertising and phone expenses. Space is provided in the official program book to recognize your supporters.
DO I HAVE TO HAVE CHILDREN?
No. Having children is not one of the basic requirements for entry. Several winners at the local and national levels haven't had children.
AM I TOO OLD OR TOO YOUNG TO WIN?
The judges are looking for a beautiful, well rounded, articulate woman. They are not asked to focus on age or length of marriage.
DO I HAVE TO PErFORM A TALENT?
No. We here at the Mrs. Ohio America pageant believe that being married is talent enough.
WILL I BE JUDGED ON COMMUNITY SERVICE?
No. Realistically most married women are extremely busy with their careers and children. They are contributing to the community by virtue of serving their own families. While community service is stressed during the Mrs. Ohio America reign there is no emphasis on community service in the actual pageant competition.
DO I HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN IF I’VE NEVER COMPETED IN A PAGEANT BEFORE?
Yes. Many women have won the title on their first try. Some have tried a second time while others have competed many times. It truly depends on the individual. Every one is given a fair opportunity to win.
DO I HAVE TO HAVE PAGEANT EXPERIENCE?
No. The majority of the ladies that participate have never competed in a pageant previously. Several winner at the local and national levels have won without any pageant experience.