Mr. U.S. United
YOU ASKED FOR IT... WE'RE GIVING IT TO YOU!
It's with great pride that we welcome the addition of our Mr. U.S. United division! This division is open to men age 21 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 2024 Mr. U.S. United Pageant will take place in July 2024, in the Atlanta, Georgia area, alongside our U.S. United pageant. (exact dates and venue will be announced in September). Please read the information below in its entirety before submitting your application.
Refunds and transfers are not permitted.
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 June 1, 2024. 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. (1-4) contestants=$150, 5-9=$250, 10 or more= $500. Scholarship will be paid in 2 installments: 1/2 in December and once you've made at least 5 appearances and have uploaded them to your Mr. U.S. United Facebook page, and 1/2 after crowning your successor in 2025.
*National Custom Crown
*National Rhinestone Trimmed 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 2025 Pageant
Personal Facebook Page
*Photo Business Cards
*Macy's Gift Card
*Winner is expected to make 15 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 SUNDAY UNTIL 1:00 PM FOR THE CONTRACT SIGNING AND PHOTO SHOOT.
MR. U.S. UNITED 2024 WILL BE REQUIRED TO PURCHASE THE ROYALTY PHOTO PACKAGE. THE COST WILL BE $75. THIS WILL BE PAID ON SUNDAY DURING THE ROYALTY CONTRACT SIGNING BREAKFAST.
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 $125
state sash and sash pin is awarded after paying the $125 pageant fee
Finalist Package 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 our Digital Program Book
USE ADS TO PAY YOUR FEES!
That's right! We allow our contestants to solicit businesses and family and friends for support by placing an ad in our digital program book. The cost of each ad you secure will be deducted from your pageant fee. i.e. Tucker's Corner Store places a 1/2 page ad in our program book. The cost of that ad ($80 is deducted from your pageant fee, reducing your balance. You can basically compete for free if you secure enough ads!
Once your application ($50) and pageant fee ($125) are paid, ask for a personalized sponsor letter!
Opening Number Wardrobe
Contestants will compete in Personal Interview (40%), Outfit of Choice (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 his interview. Judges will also use information from your introduction to ask questions.
Contestants should wear business attire. Think upscale GQ when choosing your wardrobe. 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! Think outside the box.
Formal Wear – 30%
Contestants should wear a tuxedo or business attire. Contestant 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. Again, think outside the box.
Other Clothing Needed
Comfortable clothes for rehearsal
Formal wear for Awards Gala
All outfits should be age appropriate.
**Long white pants-needed for winner's photo shoot on Sunday
**Formal wear 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, 2024.
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.
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.
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, warm up suit, jogging outfit, etc. NO SWIMSUITS
State/Country Costume ($50)
Contestants will create a costume that best reflects something their country or state is known for. This is your time to be creative! The sky is the limit!
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: $175 Half Page: $80 Quarter Page $40
ADS MUST BE RECEIVED IN OUR OFFICE NO LATER THAN JULY 1, 2024. ADS MUST BE CAMERA READY.
WE WILL CREATE YOUR AD FOR AN ADDITIONAL $25.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT PAYPAL CHARGES A 3.9% + $.49 SERVICE FEE THAT WILL A BE
ADDED TO THE COST OF ANY FEES SUBMITTED THROUGH PAYPAL.
Please email us with any questions you may have.
Marchia Mickens, Executive Director
Veronica Moore Hayes, Assistant Director