Hello, and welcome to our website! We trust that our site will provide you additional information that will answer many of your questions. Each year we work to provide a fair environment in which young women have the opportunity to compete not against others, but against themselves. We trust the pageant encourages the contestants to build self-confidence, individual pride, and a greater self-awareness.

The focus for this program is to provide an opportunity for young women to better themselves; the pageant encourages the contestants to gain self-awareness, self-confidence, individual pride, and greater social awareness. Each contestant should be able to improve their ability to communicate effectively, to speak in front of people comfortably, and to stand up for what they believe in. We encourage our contestants to find causes or issues they feel strongly about, and to become involved in those organizations that speak closest to their hearts.  Each young lady who enters has different ideals and goals and strives hard in their personal quest for excellence.  

We are pleased that a majority of contestants each year have never participated in a pageant and they find it to be a rewarding and worthwhile experience.  Many contestants have won their first time out, and many others return because of the positive experience they had in our program.  We like to think that each young woman walks away from our program a little more ready to deal with the world around her, and more importantly, the world ahead of her.   Our philosophy for the Miss Rhode Island USA & Miss Rhode Island Teen USA program is not about encouraging young women to "win" a pageant, but to encourage young women to develop life skills that will ultimately help them win in life by being their personal best in everything they do.

After reviewing all of the information on our website, if you have an interest in becoming a contestant, please click on the Apply Now button at the top of the screen and follow the instructions. There is NO fee required to apply. Once we receive your application, it will be forwarded along with all other pertinent information to the pageant committee. If your application is approved, you will need to participate in either a personal interview, or a phone interview before being accepted as an official contestant. This truly could be the chance of a lifetime, so don't delay, apply today!

Hopefully, our website will provide you with a sense about our program and the many opportunities it offers. We hope it answers most of your questions about the pageant competition as well. Nevertheless, we realize there is no way we can adequately convey answers to all of your questions, or our genuine passion for this program without speaking to you in person. Please, don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. We are here for YOU!   We sincerely hope you will decide to become a part of our "pageant family!"   


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