About Us
Our Mission
The U.S.A. Ambassador Pageant is a charity driven organization that promotes success through leadership, integrity, character, and confidence in today’s young women. 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 to encourage its queens, contestants, and families to serve as ambassadors in their communities. To date, the U.S.A. Ambassador Pageant has donated to over 100 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: Fels Photo
7 National Titles
(Age is as of July 1st of the National Competition )

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)
Pageant Guidelines
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Required Competitions
35 % Interview
Three-minute, one-on-one interview with each judge.
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.
25% Evening Wear
Floor length dresses for all divisions.
15% Onstage Conversation/Chat
Interview style chat on-stage with our Pageant Emcee. SLICC I Division will talk about hobbies or activities. SLICC II & SLICC III Divisions will receive a topic chosen by our Pageant judges. Topics will be given to contestants prior to the competition.
Optional Competitions
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. 
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 5×7 but 8×10 is preferred– can be color or black & white. May be retouched.
Photogenic Natural
Picture must be at least 5×7 but 8×10 is preferred– can be color or black & white. Cannot be retouched.
Runway Modeling
60-seconds to showcase a high fashion, runway outfit on-stage.
Spokes Model
Prepared 90-second speech to sell your hometown or state on-stage to the judges.
2-minute time limit to showcase your talent to the judges.