Justin Rudd Host Miss Long Beach and Miss Southern California Cities Pageants Sunday
2012-10-30 · By Editor
The public is invited to attend the Miss Long Beach and Miss Southern California Cities pageants this Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 6 p.m. in Long Beach at The Grand, 4101 E. Willow. More than 40 contestants are signed-up to compete, so far. Tickets are on sale now at www.MissLongBeach.com. If seats are available, they will be sold in the lobby of The Grand starting one hour before the pageant. Tickets start at $20. Upscale or formal attire is requested.
Each pageant, held concurrently, has four divisions, so there are a total of eight titles. Divisions include Little Miss, Teen, Miss and Mrs. Each of the eight winners will receive $3,000 appearance contracts to attend events hosted by Justin Rudd’s nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT). CAT also owns and operates the pageants.
Contestants can enter until noon on pageant day. Also, low-income partial entry scholarships are available, upon request to Justin@JustinRudd.com.
Little Miss entrants must be 6-10 years and are not allowed to wear makeup or utilize fake teeth, lashes, or hair. They are not allowed to have spray tans. Teen contestants should be ages 13-18, Miss are 19-30, and Mrs. contestants must be at least 21.
The Teen/Miss/Mrs. delegates compete in swimwear, evening wear and personal interview. Unlike most other pageants in the United States, evening wear in this pageant does not require a full-length gown. Contestants are encouraged to wear an evening wear outfit of their choosing. Sarongs may be utilized during swimwear competition. Little Miss contestants do not wear swimsuits or evening wear, but do compete in casual wear and party dress categories. There is no talent competition.
New this year for the Teen and Miss divisions: the pageant increased the Miss maximum age to 30; parents, those divorced and those with criminal backgrounds are allowed to compete with notice given to the pageant director. And, those with student IDs are now allowed to compete, even if they are not a US citizen. Green cards, work and student visas are also accepted. Mrs. contestants are allowed to be pregnant during competition and/or during her reign.
A not-well-known rule in this pageant states that, “No contestant may draw on muscles or the appearance of muscles with makeup, patina or spray tanning.”
- “Southern California Cities” contestants must live, work or attend school in Southern California.
- “Long Beach” contestants must live, work, volunteer regularly, or regularly attend church in Long Beach and/or go to school within the Long Beach Unified School District.
- “Long Beach” delegates can also win the “Southern California Cities” titles.
The pageant director is Justin Rudd. He has been a pageant coach, judge and director for more than 20 years.
CAT hosts more than 60 other projects and events, including the monthly 30-Minute Beach Cleanups, the Long Beach Turkey Trot and the Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade.