Miss Arizona USA 2011 and Miss Arizona Teen USA 2011 will be held November 21st, 2010 at the Mesa Arts Center, Ikeda Theater in beautiful Mesa, Arizona. The winner of Miss Arizona USA 2011 will represent the State in Miss USA 2011. The winner of Miss Arizona Teen USA 2011 will represent the State in Miss Teen USA 2011.
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Brittany Dawn Brannon, one of Miss Arizona USA 2011 Contestants. Photo: Brittany Dawn Brannon facebook.
Each Contestant will compete in three equal phases of preliminary competition: swimsuit, evening gown, and interview. The scores from the preliminary phases of competition are added up, and the contestants with the highest composite scores become semifinalists. The number of semifinalists will be between 10 and 15, and will be determined by the total number of contestants in the competition. Scoring is based on the following:
* Swimsuit: each contestant is evaluated on her physical fitness, stage-presence, and overall impression.
* Evening Gown: each contestant is evaluated on grace, poise, style, stage presence, the confidence with which she carries herself, and overall-impression.
* Interview: preliminary interviews are personal one-on-one style. You will have interviews with each of the five judges. It’s very comfortable and conversational. Contestants are scored on their communication skills, and personality. They are NOT scored on their opinions or personal beliefs.
Once the semifinalists are announced during the final show, they will again compete in swimsuit and evening gown. These two phases of competition will narrow the field to a group of five finalists.
The top-5 will then each have an on-stage interview conducted by the emcee. After the top-5 interviews, the judges will select a winner, 1st runner-up, 2nd runner-up, 3rd runner-up, and 4th runner-up in each age group.