Pageant gets underway in Long Beach

LONG BEACH - More than 40 young women are expected to compete in the Miss Long Beach and Southern California pageants on Sunday.The pageant will crown Miss Southern California and Miss Long Beach in four divisions: Little Miss (first or second grade), Teen (ages 14-18), Miss (ages 19-29) and Mrs. (ages 21 and older, and currently married). The pageant will take place at the Grand Long Beach Event Center on Sunday and there is still time to enter. The contest will feature no opening number or choreography, no talent competition, no required platforms (social issues or causes), no political or religious questions from judges and no height requirement. Little Miss contestants may not wear makeup and may not enhance themselves with false teeth, lashes, hair extensions, spray tans, etc. Competitors will be judged by a personal interview (25%), evening gown (25%), swimwear or casual wear (25%) and scoring from pageant staff and former titleholders (25%). To qualify for the pageant, Miss Southern California contestants must live, work or attend school in Southern California. Miss Long Beach contestants must do the same in Long Beach. For more information on entering the competition, or purchasing admission tickets, go to

********** Published: November 4, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 29