One of the year's most anticipated events, the MISS IOWA USA® and MISS IOWA TEEN USA® competitions slated for October 13th, in Newton, were announced today by executive state co-director Denise Wallace of Future Productions, state pageant producers for The Miss Universe Organization.
This year, over $1.3 million dollars in scholarships will be available at the pageant, and thirty contestants at this year’s pageants will be receiving college scholarships! In addition, this year’s state titleholders will each receive thousands of dollars in prizes and awards. Most importantly, the new Miss Iowa USA and Miss Iowa Teen USA will have the opportunity to compete for the national titles of MISS USA® and MISS TEEN USA®. The new Miss Iowa USA will compete with other 50 state titleholders for the coveted title of MISS USA, live on NBC television next spring
"We are overwhelmed by the response and caliber of all the participants from Iowa," Wallace said. "There is no better opportunity for ambitious young women out there today. The Miss Iowa USA and Miss Iowa Teen USA competitions offer area women a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to advance their personal and professional goals."
The competition, which will be held at the Newton High School Auditorium at 4 p.m. in the afternoon, consists of three proportional segments: evening gown, fitness/swimwear and personality interview. Eligible young women must be between the ages of 13 and 26 and be unmarried residents of Iowa.
One of the contestant’s in this year’s competition is Nicole Sikkema of Pella. She is sponsored in this event by Randy & Tami Sikkema, Arnold Sikkema, Susan Sikkema, Don & Gerri Malcolm, John & Joyce Cook, Eyecare Partners, Kathy Sikkema, Jill & Sinjin Eberle, Chuck & Esther Van Zante, Rick & Machelle Bloodsworth, Mike & Judy Clark, Heritage Lace INC., Barb & Charlie Estabrook, Randy & Sue Visser, Mike & Sarah Buchheit, Edward Jones, Ver Dught Agency, INC., Marion County Bank, U.S. Bank, Mary & Junior Simpson
Area young women who are interested in participating in next year’s pageant should contact Future Productions at (651) 222-9650 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.missiowausa.com or www.missiowateenusa.com.
The Miss Universe Organization, producers of the MISS UNIVERSE®, MISS USA® and MISS TEEN USA® Pageants, is a Donald J. Trump and NBC Universal partnership. Utilizing its nationwide grass roots infrastructure, the Miss Universe Organization is committed to increasing awareness of breast and ovarian cancers. By forging relationships with organizations committed to research and education, such as the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund and Gilda's Club, Miss USA is armed to impact women today.