There is a pageant for everyone, including married women! This year, many incredible women showed that they are not only queens of their homes but queens of their communities as well.
There are hundreds of pageants across the globe for married women. In addition, more and more pageants are adding a category for Mrs. contestants. With so many pageants, it was a tough choice to narrow down the top ones for this category. However, these pageants offer so many unique and special opportunities for their titleholders we had to include them on the list!
Top 10 Mrs. Pageants of 2017
10. American Woman of Service
American Women of Service is built on “women making a difference through civic and community service.” Contestants are scored in four categories. Interview counts for 40 percent of the score, out of town fashion is worth 20 percent and evening gown is worth 30 percent. For the remaining 10 percent of the score, contestants are asked to enter at least one optional category. These include photogenic, role model, personal platform presentation, bully awareness writing, non-performance talent and American theme wear.
The pageant’s national platform is UNITE Against Bullying supporting the Crown CARES (Creating a Respectful Environment in Society). The platform is dedicated to bringing awareness to bullying across the country. (Read: How to Stop Bullying as a Pageant Girl)
9. Woman of Achievement
With a huge focus on community service, Woman of Achievement is “where your platform is our passion.” The pageant aims to recognize outstanding women and organizations for their work in their communities. The pageant gives all women the opportunity to earn grants for community service, recognition for academic excellence and self-improvement through the arts and public speaking. Contestants are also given opportunities to attend networking events and an annual leadership luncheon. (Read: What to Look For in a Beauty Pageant)
Contestants are also asked to a take a pledge as a titleholder. By taking the pledge, titleholders promise to be dependable, support their sister queens and remain timely in communications with the organization.
8. Mrs. United States
Founded 30 years ago by Isabella Ilaqua, Mrs. United States is meant to “honor and pay tribute to these special women, who often play many roles as wife, mother, homemaker, and professional, with resilience and flair uncommonly found elsewhere.” (Read: Mrs United States 2017 Evening Gown: HIT or MISS?)
The pageant has been recognized for its extensive prize package. The winner of Mrs. United States receives multiple modeling opportunities, appearances and tons of gifts from sponsors. (Read: How to Prepare for the Mrs United States Pageant)
7. Mrs. India Homemakers
Mrs. India Homemakers is “India’s first ever contest to appreciate, recognize and reward the contemporary Indian women for their homemaking skills.” Married women from the areas of Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Faridabad and Ghaziabad who are at least 21 years old are eligible to compete. (Read: How to Win a Mrs Pageant Interview)
There are a whopping 2,000 candidates on the first day of the pageant. On day three of the competition, the women compete in the preliminary interview round. The interview lasts eight to 10 minutes with only the top 200 advancing to compete in seven more rounds of competition: family interaction, Antakshari, contestants and participants interaction, Talent Round, Cooking, Husband’s Interaction and kid’s interaction. More candidates are cut after each round until only the Top 25 remain to compete on the final.
6. Mrs. Globe
Mrs. Globe launched in 1996 is currently the largest international pageant for Mrs. contestants. In 2017, the pageant had over 70 authentic international delegates competing. Mrs. Globe describes itself as “a celebration of beauty, culture and charity for women.” Using a preferential ballot system, contestants compete in personality profile, swimsuit and evening gown. (Read: How to Use Your Age as an Advantage in Pageantry)
5. Mrs. Earth
This pageant combines brains and beauty of women while focusing on conversation. Mrs. Earth challenges contestant to use their role as a Mrs. titleholder to raise awareness about the importance of preserving the Earth for future generations. Contestants compete in a number of events and competitions before the winner is crowned on coronation night. (Read: 10 Secrets to Winning Your Pageant)
4. Mrs. US Universal
This is another pageant with a huge focus on community service and communication. At Mrs. US Universal, titleholders participate in the President’s Volunteer Service Award Program. This gives titleholders a chance to be recognized by the President of the United States for their hard work throughout their communities. (Read: How to Promote Your Platform Through Community Service)
The pageant prides itself on “integrity, values, consistency, and one that goes above and beyond any other pageant that you’ve been a part of before.”
Interview is the most important part of the competition as it counts for 50 percent of the final store. Fitness and formal wear count for 20 percent while the remaining 10 percent is left to the on-stage question.
3. Mrs. America
The Mrs. America pageant was founded in 1977 with the purpose of showcasing the modern, married American woman. This is another pageant with a heavy emphasis on interview as it counts for 50 percent of the final score. The remaining categories include swimsuit and evening gown, which each count for 25 percent of the final score. (Read: Best Tips for a Young Contestant Competing in the Mrs. America Pageant)
The winner of Mrs. America moves on to compete for the international title of Mrs. World. (Read: Mrs. America Selects Additional Contestants to Compete at Mrs. World)
2. Mrs. International
Founded 30 years ago, Mrs. International is an “organization with integrity, high ethical standards, and consistent application of its rules and regulations.” The pageant is open to women ages 21 to 56 who have been married at least six months. Each contestant competes in the interview competition, which is valued for 50 percent of the overall score, evening gown, valued for 25 percent, and fitness wear for 25 percent. (Read: What You Need to Know Before Competing at the Mrs International Pageant)
Community service and platform work play a huge part in this system. The pageant has a partnership with the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” campaign and states its mission is to “make a difference.”
Husbands also play a huge roll in this pageant. They not only do they escort their wives on stage during evening gown but the winner’s husband gets to assist with her crowning. (Read: How to be the Perfect Pageant Boyfriend/Husband)
1. Mrs. World
For the second year in a row, Mrs. World tops the list as the number one pageant for married women. The pageant states it is a leading example of “epitomized excellence, professionalism and the celebration of family values.” (Read: Top 10 Mrs Pageants of 2016)
The pageant was started in 1983 as a result of the Mrs. America pageant. Since then, thousands of women from eighty countries have competed for a shot at the title. The pageant went through some name changes in the 1980s. The competition was called Mrs. Woman of the World in 18984, 1986 and 1987. There was no pageant held in 1995 and 1990-1994. (Read: Top 10 Evening Gowns at Mrs World 2017)
There is a pageant out there for every married woman! While every Mrs. pageant supports the goals and ambitions for married women, these 10 topped the list this year. Looking for a Mrs. system of your own to enter in the new year? Visit Pageant Planet’s Directory to find the one for you.