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Miss Heart of the South/Miss Pride of the South

Pageant Photos
Miss Kentucky Photos
Application Information
Contestant Eligibility Requirements
Information about the Miss America system
Areas of competition
Contestant Eligibility Requirements

Maria Maldonado, Miss Heart of the South/Miss Kentucky 2004

In this section you will find out more about the specific qualifications that enable you to be eligible to compete for the titles of Miss Heart of the South/Miss Pride of the South.  If you have any specific questions regarding any information presented on this website, please email us and let us know.  We are here to help!  For information about the specific areas of competition, click on "Information about the Miss America System".


Qualifications to become a contestant:

  1. You must be at least 17 years of age and a senior in high school and no older than 24 on September 30, 2005.
  2. You are a citizen of the United States.
  3. There are three ways in which someone can be eligible to compete in this pageant.  You could be a resident of Kentucky for at least six months (with proof of official document establishing residency, ie driver's license).  You could be a student at a college or university in Kentucky, having completed at least one semester as a full time student (at least 12 credit hours) and presently be enrolled and attending classes on a full-time basis at an accredited college or university (must submit proof).  You could also be a full-time employee working in Kentucky (at least 40 hours per week in Kentucky) for at least six months immediately prior to this competition and still employed at the present time (must show proof). 
  4. You must have been born female.
  5. You are not now nor have you ever been married.
  6. You are not now pregnant nor have you ever been pregnant.  You are not the adoptive parent of any child.
  7. You are of good moral character and have not been involved at any time in any act of moral turpitude.
  8. Other than minor or petty offenses, you have never been convicted of any criminal offense and there are no criminal charges presently pending against you.                                                                             

If you have any specific questions about any of the above mentioned criteria, please let us know. 
Shane Hensley, Miss Heart of the South director: