FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Miss Teen & Asia Sacramento Pageants
EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
I’ve never entered a pageant before.
A majority of the contestants have never entered a pageant before this one. This is a great first/starter pageant and wonderful opportunity for personal development. The staff is professionally trained to help you be the best you can be and to have a positive experience.
I’ve entered a pageant before and won a title, can I still participate?
You are still eligible to be a contestant. However, you must provide approval and consent from your current organization to participate. Should you win the competition, you must also be able to uphold your commitments to MAS, or forfeit your title to the next eligible candidate. If you are a MAS titleholder, you are precluded from entering any pageant during your reign, unless you have consent from the Executive Director.
What are you looking for in a contestant and titleholder?
An ideal MAS Queen would have strong character, a good work ethic, intelligence, is aware of and appreciates her Asian heritage; communicates well with people of all ages and backgrounds, enjoys being involved in the community, and is committed to the MAS program, amongst many other qualities.
What is the mission of this pageant?
Please see the Mission Statement at the http://www.MissAsiaSacramento.com. Our goal is to empower and involve these young women of Asian heritage (and the families, friends, and community) through this process and to inspire Asian beauty, culture and elegance in the greater Sacramento area.
What kind of time commitment will I need to make while in the pageant and thereafter?
Rehearsals are generally every Sunday for a few hours. But much personal preparation must be done as well, i.e. selecting makeup stylists and your wardrobe, practicing your phases, platform, etc. It can be demanding. If you stay focused and organized, however, this should be an exciting and positive experience. Should you be part of the court, you are expected to make best efforts for appearances. Please see the Contestant and Court Agreement at www.MissAsiaSacramento.com.
How can I prepare for this event?
First, you should acquaint yourself with the mission of MAS and any information provided. Then, the staff of MAS will provide direction on how to personally and physically prepare for the appearances and competition. Some people find it helpful to engage outside help via stylists, coaches, etc. While this is unnecessary, you may do so at your own expense and discretion.
What kind of costs are associated with this pageant and related events?
The registration fee for MAS is $300 which covers administrative and event related expenses. You will receive $100 in scholarship funds after you participate in the program. While certain sponsors donate prizes and contribute towards advertising, much of the costs are subsidized through ticket and ad sales by the contestants. Additional costs may include hiring a personal stylist (although MAS may help provide one for you, if necessary), wardrobe (interview/appearance dress, swimsuit, and accessories, ethnic attire, evening gown, etc.) If you support the MAS Program book, and compete for Miss Popularity, you can subsidize costs by attaining sponsors from the community.
How will I benefit from participating in this pageant?
It is expected that you will learn more about personal development, cultivate more confidence and self esteem, and proudly express your Asian heritage. There are many ways one can benefit from such experiences and the competition itself. It is more than just a beauty pageant.
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What kind of organization is MAS?
The MAS Scholarship Foundation is a Limited Liability Company (LLC). All Rights Reserved. It is devoted to creating personal development and scholarship opportunities for MAS contestants, and to empowering young Asian women to be the best they can be. It is also a community based event that involves local businesses, civic organizations, and a lot of talented volunteers.
Who is the staff of MAS?
The staff is comprised of volunteer professionals, interns, and people of all ethnicities and backgrounds who share the common goal of supporting the MAS Pageant and Scholarship Foundation.
What is the competition for the MAS pageant?
The competition begins with the interview phase (25%)/platform (10%); ethnic presentation phase (10%); swimsuit/fitness phase (10%); and evening gown (10%) and final question (15%), and community/personal participation (20%). The Talent competition is optional. There are special awards that are decided by the MAS Pageant Committee, and by the pageant judges. In case of a tie, the judges will re-score.
Who is part of the court?
Aside from the Teen and Miss Queens, there are four princesses for both the Teen and Miss Pageant, i.e. 4th Princess, Third Princess, Second Princess, and First Princess. In case the Teen or Miss Queen can not fulfill their duties, then the First Princess has the opportunity to complete the duties, and so forth. There is also Miss Community Service, Miss Congeniality, and other awards, for example.
What kind time commitment is involved after the pageant should I be part of the court?
Once you win a title and become part of the court, you are expected to fulfill your promises. There are many events that involve fun and glamour (fashion shows, photo shoots, parades), or charity work, for example. You must make best efforts to attend all those events that you can. The MAS Foundation is sensitive to and aware of everyone’s busy schedules, however, and will also work to make any accommodations or help you make the events. Each event is an opportunity for growth and networking. So it is to each person’s benefit to attend.
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