Miss Oakland County USA applications open through May 14

Young women ages 10 to 26 who live, work or attend school in Southeastern Michigan have until May 14 to apply for the 2016 Miss Oakland County USA pageant.

The Miss Oakland County USA pageant divisions will include: Jr. Teen (10-13) Teen (14-18) and Miss (19-26).

Samantha Skowronek, Miss Oakland County USA 2015, went on to place as 2nd runner up to Miss Michigan USA, and Jennifer Holubowicz, Miss Oakland County Teen USA, placed in the top 15 semifinals. Sophia Fossano of Royal Oak represents the Junior Teen Division.

The pageant consists of the following competitions:

  • Fun Fashion Modeling~ gives each contestant a chance to express their personality, character and runway confidence.
  • Onstage Question/Private Interview encourages public speaking and presentation skills which will give them an opportunity to express their own interests in social matters, and talk about their accomplishments and future goals
  • Evening Gown–to keep in tradition with pageantry’s grace, poise and stage presentation

Special awards include Miss Photogenic, & Community Service, and top prizes include sponsorship to the Miss Michigan USA State Pageant, a Modeling and Talent scholarship to John Casablanca’s Modeling Agency and a $5000 scholarship to be used towards career training programs at The Everest Institute. The competition will be judged by community leaders, and industry professionals in the entertainment, fashion and business industries.

The pageant, which is affiliated with the Miss Michigan USA and Miss USA organizations, will take place on May 21 at Harrison High School in Farmington Hills. Tickets are $15. The winners will represent the Oakland County area in the Miss Michigan USA 2017 Pageant September 23-24, 2016 in Port Huron.

Interested candidates can obtain more information, and apply online at the pageant website at metrodetroitpageants.com. To volunteer during the pageant weekend or if you are interested in becoming a vendor or sponsor, contact at info@metrodetroitpageants.com or contact Khristian Alexander at 313-433-8930.