Mr. U.S. United
YOU ASKED FOR IT... WE'RE GIVING IT TO YOU!
Our 20th anniversary is bringing about changes and additions. It's with great pride that we welcome the addition of our Mr. U.S. United division! This division is open to men age 25 and older. Our Mr. U.S. United pageant will showcase each male contestant on his own merits and personality. We do not believe in comparison judging. The 2023 Mr. U.S. United Pageant will take place July 26-30, 2023, alongside our U.S. United, Royal U.S. United and our Ultimate U.S. United Queen pageants. Our host hotel is the beautiful Hilton Atlanta Airport Hotel, located at 1031 Virginia Ave. in Hapeville, GA. The Hotel offers free shuttle service to and from the Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. Please read the information below in its entirety before submitting your application.
The mission of the U.S. United Pageant System is to promote health, fitness and inner beauty among men, women and children of all ethnic groups while producing positive role models for the community; to develop men, women, and youth that will promote self-confidence, self-worth, moral, academic and social support for our youth; and to publicly recognize individuals who have obtained personal, professional and community achievements.
The pageant's entry deadline is May 1, 2023. This is when all applications, fees, and paperwork must be turned into the Pageant Office. If you know someone that would like to compete, please urge them to go ahead and submit their application.
The Winner Will Receive:
*$500 Cash Scholarship
(must have at least 10 contestants. Scholarship will be prorated for less than 10 contestants. (1-3 contestants=$150, 4-9=$250, 10 or more= $500. Scholarship will be paid in 2 installments: 1/2 on stage and 1/2 after crowning your successor in 2024.
*National Custom Crown
*National Custom Stole
*Gift Basket for Men
*Official Crown Portrait
*Photo shoot after the pageant
*Digital Shots from Winner's Photo Shoot on Sunday
*Recognition on Social Media
*Complimentary Accommodations at the 2024 Pageant
Personal Facebook Page
*Photo Business Cards
*Macy's Gift Card
*More prizes will be added as they become available
*Winner is expected to make 12 appearances throughout his reign.
Each delegate will sign a Contract. This contract spells out in detail what is expected of you as a delegate in the U.S. United Pageant System.
THE WINNER MUST STAY UNTIL SUNDAY, JULY 30th UNTIL 1:00 PM FOR THE CONTRACT SIGNING AND PHOTO SHOOT.
PLEASE DO NOT MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO LEAVE ATLANTA BEFORE 2:00 PM.
Competition Wardrobe And Judging Guidelines
Application fee is $50
must be submitted with application.
Pageant Fee is $150
*Pageant Fee is being waived for the inaugural year.
Entry Fee is $545
(Installment plan is available)
*Entry into the national Mr. U.S. United Pageant
*All national pageant paperwork
*National T Shirt
*Themed Contestant Party
Full Page Ad in Program Book
3 digital stage shots
Opening Number Wardrobe
Contestants will wear a gold sequins jacket with a black lapel, black button up shirt, black slacks and black dress shoes.
Contestants will compete in Personal Interview (40%), Sportswear (30%), and Formal Wear (30%).
Personal Interview – 40%
Judges will ask general questions to get to know each contestant. Religious, controversial, and political questions will not be asked unless something is mentioned in your introduction. Each contestant will give a 20 second introduction speech during her interview. Judges will also use information from your introduction to ask questions.
Contestants should wear a business suit. You should look as though you are going to a job interview or making an appearance. You will be judged on your oral communication skills, confidence, poise, charisma, projection of personality and sincerity of your answers.
Outfit of Choice – 30%
This is an outfit of your choice that best reflects your personality. You will be judged on poise, personality, charisma, overall presentation, and confidence. Have fun, let your personality shine!
Formal Wear – 30%
Contestants should wear a tuxedo or business suit. Contestants may wear "bling" on his formal wear. The price of your attire is not important. You will be judged on poise, overall presentation, eye contact, and confidence while on stage. Be sure your outfit fits you well and is not too tight, too long or too short. Make sure it compliments your body type
Other Clothing Needed
Comfortable clothes for rehearsal
Formal wear for Awards Gala
All outfits should be age appropriate
White pants-needed for winner's photo shoot on Sunday
black suit-needed for winner's photo shoot on Sunday
Scores from optional competitions have no bearing on the division winner. Contestants are not required to enter the optional competitions
Optional Competition Fees are due by July 1, 2023.
Talent Competition (optional $50.00 fee)
The Talent Competition is an optional competition and does not affect the overall outcome of the pageant. You will need to have your Talent Entry form & Entry Fee to the Office by June 15, 2023. We need this information ahead of time because these names must be added to the computer score sheet. Talent must not be longer than 3 minutes. Talent winner will perform at the final pageant.
Photogenic Competition (optional $50.00 fee)
Contestants in this competition should submit no more than 2 photographs. You should bring them with you and turn in at registration. Please be sure you pick them up before the pageant. Photos will not be mailed. Photographs should be at least a 4 X 6 and no larger than an 8 X 10 and may be either in color or black and white. Photos should be professional and not a snapshot. Photos CANNOT be older than three years.
Please write your name on the back of each photo and place in protective covers
Cover Model (optional $50.00 fee)
Contestants in this competition should submit up to 2 photos that will be judged by a separate panel of judges with photography experience. The winner will have her photo printed in the program book as our Cover Girl winner. Photos must be emailed to the Director by June 15, 2023.
Community Service Scrapbook (optional $50.00 fee)
You should bring your scrapbook with you. Please be sure to pick this up after the pageant. Your scrapbook should showcase your activities in your community and should be arranged by the most recent activities first.
The People’s Choice winner is chosen based on online voting.
Mini Optionals ($50.00)
Each contestant may choose up to 3 Mini Optional competitions. These include Personal Interview Attire, Fun Fashion Attire and/or Evening Gown.
Spokes Model ($50.00 fee)
Contestants will prepare a 2-minute speech about their platform or the national platform which is breast cancer awareness.
Rip The Runway ($50.00 fee)
Contestants will model an outfit of her choice. Outfit should show her personality, style. Pageant will choose music.
U.S. United Scholar (no fee)
Contestants will submit an official transcript and write a short essay on why she feels she deserves this award. Essay must be typed. Essay and transcript should be in a presentation folder.
Portfolio ($50 fee)
Contestants will submit a modeling portfolio containing 5-10 photos of various poses. Portfolios should include headshots, ¾ length and full body shots.
Spirit of Pageantry Award (no fee)
This award is voted on by the contestants. The award is based on the contestant who displays good sportsmanship, is congenial to all contestants and staff, helpful to those in need and the overall displays good character throughout the competition.
Fitness/Active Wear ($50)
Contestant will model fitness or active wear. This may be biker shorts and a sports bra, warm up suit, jogging outfit, etc. NO SWIMSUITS
ASK FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO SUPPORT YOU BY PLACING AN AD IN OUR PROGRAM BOOK.
Book size is 8.5x11
Ad prices are as follows:
Full Page: $200 Half Page: $100 Quarter Page $50
ADS MUST BE RECEIVED IN OUR OFFICE NO LATER THAN JUNE 15, 2023. ADS MUST BE CAMERA READY.
WE WILL CREATE YOUR AD FOR AN ADDITIONAL $25.
You may pay your fees through PayPal. The PayPal address is firstname.lastname@example.org or through Cash App@ $Marchia1.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT PAYPAL CHARGES A 3.9% + $.49 SERVICE FEE THAT WILL BE
TO THE COST OF YOUR AD.
Please email us with any questions you may have.
Marchia Mickens, Executive Director
Veronica Moore Hayes, Assistant Director