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

  • Be between the ages of 17 and 25.

  • 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.

  • Raise $100.00 for the Miss America Foundation


  • 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.

Click on the PDF below for the

Miss America Foundation Fundraising Instructions