Queens Finals for Miss National Teenage Pageant Coming to Colony Theatre
|Sorry peddys. No swimsuit competition.|
So you can imagine our glee when we heard tell that the America's National Teen Pageant - Queen Finals was coming to Miami Beach this weekend. And were especially tickled when we discovered that none other than the historic Colony Theatre on Lincoln Road would host the event. For a second there we weren't sure what kind of queens they were hoping to attract. It is South Beach, after all!
Both the Miss Preteen National Teenage Pageant an the National Teenage Pageant will come to conclusion on Saturday night so there's sure to be plenty of make make-up, hair spray, fake tans (even the preteens get them), even faker smiles, and flippers, which in case you didn't know are dentures for kids who have yet to have their adult teeth grown (believe it).
But back to the pageant. The winner's of each category will go on to a national competition of some kind. Here's a breakdown of what factors judges will using to score the future Miss Americas, or even Miss Universes:
- 15% School (academics and school awards/excellence)
- 15% Activities (leadership, extra-curricular activities and community service)
- 30% Interview
- 15% Evening Gown
- 15% Personal Expression (this category has contestants decorate a pair of jeans and the strut around in them.
- 10% Onstage Question (we'll call this the Miss South Carolina category)
Even though beauty pageants are backwards and demeaning, they're not all bad. If only they could be like this one:
The Queens Finals for Miss Preteen National Teenage Pageant an the National Teenage Pageant take place at the Colony Theater (1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach) starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost $50. For more information www. nationalteen.com.
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