When is Nationals? Who Can Compete?
June 18th-24th, 2023 in Orlando, Florida at The DoubleTree at Universal! Open to girls between the ages of 0+ years (age as of Jan. 1, 2023). All contestants MUST submit a contestant registration form/fee. Register now through the UM Website!
What are the Age Divisions?
Age cutoff, age as of January 1, 2023.
Universal Baby (0-2 yrs), Universal Mini (3-6 yrs), Universal Young Miss (7-9 yrs), Universal Preteen (10-12 yrs), Universal Teen (13-16 yrs), Universal Junior Miss (17-20 yrs), Universal Miss (21-29 yrs), Universal Elite Miss (30+)
What are the required competitions?
Ages 0-6 years: Formal Wear (dress), Open Fashion (fun fashion/outfit of choice), Interview, Meet & Greet
(meet and play with the judges).
Percentage of each competition to contestant's score- Formal Wear 30%, Open Fashion 30%, Interview 30%, Meet & Greet 10%.
Ages 7+ years: Formal Wear (dress), Open Fashion (fun fashion/outfit of choice), Interview, Personal Introduction.
Percentage of each competition to contestant's score- Formal Wear 30%, Open Fashion 30%, Interview 30%, Personal Introduction 10%.
What parties/banquets will be on the schedule?
Yes, the required competitions do take a huge chunk of the week, but there's always time for some great parties and events for ALL!
Black Tie Affair: This will be an opening event like no other. A full on black-tie formal affair. Dinner will be plated and served followed by an opening show with the announcement of the official judges, special performances, and introduction of the fabulous Universal Miss Staff.
Pool-ooza: Fun dance party, pool side!! Let's have some pool fun in Sunny Florida!!
UM Day: Be ready to get out of the hotel and let your hair down to enjoy the sights and sounds of the city. No competition events will be scheduled for this day. You, your friends, and family can enjoy the day off! This event will happen mid-week of competition.
Closing Banquet/Awards Breakfast: So bittersweet, it's our last event of the week. We will recap the highlights of the week, formally announce the newly crowned National Winners and crown Universal Photogenic and alternates, Contestants Choice, Prettiest/Best, and Overall High Point winner. It will be a great way to close a wonderful week of competition.
Which Hotel will be the Home of Nationals 2023?
The DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando!
How much does it cost to enter?
Entry Fee- $300 nonrefundable
Mandatory Fees- $1450
(Sister/Mother discount- one will receive $300 off her mandatory fees)
Mandatory Fees include- ALL required competitions, 1 chaperone badge(entry into ALL staged events), t-shirt for UM Meet & Greet/Personal Introduction, Party Packet - includes tickets to all parties/banquets for contestant and chaperone, and 1 program book.
*Optional competitions will be available for additional costs.
Easy pay plans are available - we work with all budgets!
Season 3 National Contestant Manual