To be eligible to compete in the Miss Competition you must:

  • Candidates must be at least nineteen (19) years of age by December 31, 2023, and no older than twenty-six (26) years of age on December 31, 2022.

  • Be a United States citizen.

  • Reside within the 40-mile radius of the city of McAlester.

  • Meet character criteria as set forth by the Miss America Organization.

  • Be in reasonably good health to meet the job requirements.

  • Be able to meet the time commitment and job responsibilities as set forth by the Miss McAlester Organization.


  • Private Interview with Judges – 35%

  • On-Stage Interview/Social Impact Pitch – 15%

  • Talent – 35%

  • Red Carpet (formerly known as Evening Wear) – 15%


All candidates are required to have the necessary competition wardrobe, however, we encourage you to utilize what you have in your closet or borrow from a friend.


It is not necessary to spend a small fortune on clothing for our local preliminary.

2021 Miss McAlester Organization