Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become a contestant?

Miss San Antonio USA and Miss San Antonio Teen USA are open to all young women who meet the eligibility requirements.  You do not need to have previous experience to participate. We invite you to apply and await your invitation to become a contestant!

How do I sign up?

Click the “Apply” link on this website to submit your information for consideration.  An authorized representative will contact you.  A limited number of girls will be accepted into the program.

When is the last day to sign up?


Do I have to live in San Antonio order to compete?

You may live in San Antonio or any of the following counties: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, DeWitt, Frio, Gillespie, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Lavaca, Medina, Uvalde or Wilson.  You must be able to attend all required contestant commitments.

Is there an entry fee?

Yes, there is. The entry fee includes ALL of the following:

  • A competition sash with your name on it.
  • Swag bag filled with amazing gifts. 

Will the pageant be televised?

We cannot guarantee that the pageant will be televised.  

What organization is the San Antonio USA pageant a part of?

The San Antonio USA pageant is independently owned, produced and directed by Diverse Dreams, LLC.   The winners of the pageant are given the opportunity to compete at Miss Texas USA & Miss Texas Teen USA.

How is the competition judged?

Each contestant will be judged in three areas of competition: Interview (50%), Evening Gown (25%) and Fitness (25%).  Fitness is judged in swimsuit for the Miss contestants and activewear for the Teen contestants. Judging criteria includes character, poise, confidence and personality. 

Is there a talent portion of the competition?

While many of the contestants are talented in many different ways, there is no performing talent required and it is not a part of the competition.

Are you only looking for perfect 10’s?

We believe that beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, colors and contexts. We are looking for young women that harness their individual talent, aesthetic and personalities so they represent San Antonio, shining in their best light! 

Do I have to have experience in order to enter?

Not at all, in fact most of our contestants are newcomers. Team San Antonio is here to help you be prepared and ready for the pageant weekend.

I don’t really think I can afford this, but I really want to be a part of the pageant competition. Is there anything I can do?

Finding sponsorships is a way to offset your personal costs to participate, including the entry fee.  We suggest starting with a list of potential sponsors such as friends and family members and their employers, etc. Gaining sponsorship will be discussed at contestant orientation and strategies will be included in your contestant handbook, upon registration.

Do I have to spend a lot on outfits?

Not at all! You do not need to spend a fortune on swimwear, an interview outfit, and an evening gown. It is most important to find outfits that you will feel confident in and that best suit you and your personality. You may already have these items in your closet!  The personal choice of gowns has spanned from simple, elegant to hand beaded. But it is not the gown that the judges are scoring; it’s the young women wearing it.  Several contestants have been able to secure a gown sponsor to assist them.

What happens if I can’t get my registration materials in before the deadline?

Deadlines are very important to us in order to make timely program preparations. If you are not registered before the registration deadline, you will have to wait to compete at the next pageant the following year.

Do I need to pay for a hotel room during the event weekend?

Although it’s not mandatory we do recommend you stay at the Host Hotel. Due to early rehearsals your days will be long, and it may be more convenient for contestants to walk up to their hotel room versus driving home. 

Will I have time to visit with my family, friends and out-of-town guests, during the pageant weekend? 

From the time you check in to the pageant the contestants will have a packed schedule of activities, interviews, rehearsals and shows.  Time permitting, team San Antonio makes every effort to include designated family meet and greet opportunities.

If my family or friends want to attend, where do they stay? 

Friends and Family rates are available at the host hotel. Reservations should be made from the pageant website.

How do my family and friends get tickets to the pageant?

Ticket information and sales will be listed on our website once they have been set.

What should my family and friends wear to the pageant?

The San Antonio USA Pageant will be a must-see on the San Antonio calendar of events and so, we invite you to dress to impress!  We recommend anything from business casual to formal wear for both the pageant preliminaries and pageant finals.