Miss Black Connecticut and Talented Teen USA | Criteria
Miss Black Connecticut USA "Beauty, Brains, and Benevolence" The premier pageant for women (ages 14-27) of color is now looking for contestants for the 2016 pageant. www.missblackconnecticutusa.org/apply
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Dream it and you can achieve it! You may apply to become a contestant in the Miss Black USA Pageant, by winning a state pageant in the state where you live, work or attend school.  If you meet the minimum eligibility requirements below, you may begin application process here. It’s as simple as 1, 2, and 3.



  • You must fall within the age categories for each pageant category;
    • [Miss Black Connecticut USA; 18 to 27 years old].
    • [Miss Black Connecticut USA Talented Teen; 14 to 17 years old].
    • [Miss Black Connecticut USA Junior Teen; 9 to 13 years old].
  • You must be a middle or in your senior year of high school or graduate.
  • You must be single; not married.
  • You must be a natural born female.
  • You must be a United States citizen and live in the United States.
  • You must live, work, or go to school in Connecticut.
  • You must be in excellent physical and mental health.
  • You may not have competed more than twice in the national Miss Black USA pageant and may not represent the same state more than once.

Employees, officers, directors and agents of Miss Black USA Pageant and/or of any of their respective licensees, assigns, parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies and the immediate family (spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, daughter, son, regardless of where they live) or members of their same households (whether related or not) of such employees, officers, directors and agents are not eligible to be contestants in the MISS BLACK USA PAGEANT or participate in this application process.

Thanks again for your interest!


Thanks again for your interest the preliminary competition for all contestants is broken down below for each pageant criteria. Please take note that pageant winner is solely ranked off of scores from pageant weekend.


Personal Interview: 15%


  • Articulation
  • Composure
  • Overall response


Personal Fitness: 15%


  • Stage Presentation
  • Overall Appearance
  • Body Condition
  • Sportswear Selection


Talent: 35%


  • Artistic Expression
  • Technical Skill
  • Stage Presence
  • Professionalism
  • Overall Performance


Evening Gown: 15%


  • Style
  • Poise
  • Grace
  • Professionalism
  • Overall Presentation


Interview: 20%


  • Ability to think fast on feet
  • Articulation
  • Composure
  • Overall Response
Announcement of the Top Finalists and Special Awards

The top 3 highest scores will make up the top three finalists (winner, 1st runner up, and 2nd runner up). Special awards will be given out to other contestants.

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