Miss San Luis Obispo County Adds Outstanding Teen Competition

Miss America Savvy Shields with Miss California's Outstanding Teen Violet Joy Hansen

Miss America Savvy Shields with Miss California's Outstanding Teen Violet Joy Hansen

Our committee is excited to announce that we've added a "little sister" title for Miss San Luis Obispo County- Miss San Luis Obispo County's Outstanding Teen! A local preliminary to Miss California's Outstanding Teen and Miss America's Outstanding Teen, this competition is designed to recognize the best and brightest teenagers in San Luis Obispo! Learn a little more about Miss San Luis Obispo County's Outstanding Teen:

Areas of competition:

  • Private Interview (25% of total score): each contestant participates in an individual six minute press conference-style interview with the panel of judges, with the contestant standing at a podium. There are typically five to seven judges on a panel. Contestants are questioned on their background as presented on their resume, their educational and career goals, interests, hobbies and extracurricular activities. Scoring is based on overall communication skills, including personality, intelligence, validated opinions, emotional control, overall first impression and personal appearance.
  • Talent (35% of total score): contestants perform a 90-second routine of their own choosing. Some possible talents include all types of singing, dancing, gymnastics, instrumental music, dramatic or comedic monologues, baton twirling and ventriloquism. Other talents that can be performed solo on a stage are also possible. Contact our Executive Director Ruth with questions about your talent presentation. Scoring is based on contestant's skill and personality, interpretive ability, technical skill level, stage presence and the totality of all elements, including costume, props, voice, use of body and choreography.
  • Lifestyle + Fitness (15% of total score): each contestant appears briefly on stage (up to 30 seconds) in workout attire. Our Executive Director Ruth must approve each contestant's workout attire prior to the competition. Workout attire must be age appropriate, and typical of what a teenager would wear to workout at a gym. An example of workout attire includes shorts (above the knee) with a sleeveless top or half top with tennis shoes. Swimsuits and clothing specifically for dance such as a leotard are not permitted. Scoring is based on overall first impression, statement of strong physical fitness and health, sense of attractiveness and presence, display of energy, charisma and expression, sense of confidence and composure.
  • On-Stage Question in Evening Wear (25% of total score): each contestant appears on stage in evening wear of her own choice; something appropriate for her age. Each contestant will answer a question on-stage. Questions will be of a general nature and will not be taken directly from the private interview. The objective is to evaluate the contestant's ability to think on her feet and answer a question of general interest to people her age, including, but not limited to, local, state and national current events. Scoring is based on overall first impression, sense of confidence, personality, stage presence, walk and posture, approriateness of attire, sense of attractiveness, extemporaneous response to an on-stage question, contestant's ability to answer the question in the context in which it was asked, contestant's ability to handle the pressure of speaking on stage in front of an audience.

Curious if you're a Teen or a Miss Contestant? Let this handy dandy chart help you figure it out: