Our Mission

The U.S.A. Ambassador Pageant is a charity driven organization that promotes success through leadership, integrity, character, and confidence to its pageant contestants. Founded in the Fall of 2010 by the mother daughter team of Barbara & Kristin Thurston, the pageant was established to promote each contestant's individual strength and encouraging its queens, contestants, and families to be involved in their communities and serve as ambassadors. To date, the U.S.A. Ambassador Pageant has donated to over 20 different charity organizations across the country and continues to support the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization which serves as their National Charity Beneficiary.

Photo credits: Crocker Photo, Bill Krautler Photography, and Take 2 Photo

8 National Titles
(Age requirements have been extended due to rescheduling our 2020 pageant for Covid-19. Registering contestants must be age listed below by January 1, 2021 to compete in that division)

Little Miss (4-6)
Jr. Preteen (7-9)
Preteen (10-12)
Jr. Teen (13-15)
Teen (16-18)
Miss (19-25)
Ms. (26 & up)
Mrs. (19 & Up and Married)


Criteria (Click links for images)

Judging Breakdown

  • 25% USA Fashion Wear (or highest optional competition score)
    An outfit chosen by the contestant from her very own closet, that reflects what is fashionable for girls her age in her part of the country. The outfit should be a representation of her every day style.
  • 15% Onstage Conversation/Chat
    Interview style chat onstage with Pageant Emcee SLICC I Division will talk about hobbies or activities. SLICC II & SLICC III Divisions will receive a topic chosen by pageant judges. Topics will be given to contestants prior to the competition.
  • 25% Evening Wear
    Floor Length Dresses for All Divisions.
  • 35 % Interview
    Three minute, one on one interview with each judge.

Optional Competitions

  • Acting: 60 second commercial to promote a product of choice. Costumes are permitted.
  • Best in Class/Resume*: Academic Achievement Off-stage optional outlining GPA, test scores, and contestant's classes. (*Only those in the Ms. and Mrs. Division are eligible to submit a resume.)
  • Community Service & Activities: Off-stage optional showcasing community service, school, and church activities.
  • Fit ‘n’ Fabulous: Fitness wear and routine to showcase contestants' fitness.
  • Photogenic Glamour: Picture must be at least 5x7 but 8x10 is preferred– can be color or black & white. May be retouched.
  • Photogenic Natural: Picture must be at least 5x7 but 8x10 is preferred– can be color or black & white. Cannot be retouched.
  • Runway Modeling: 60 seconds to showcase a high fashion, runway outfit onstage.
  • Spokes Model: Prepared 90 second speech to sell your hometown or state onstage to the judges.
  • Talent: 2 minute time limit to showcase your talent to the judges.