2020

Rules, Regulations and Terms of Eligibility Overview

The following, bulleted, items are a limited overview of the Rules, Regulations and Terms and are only intended to serve as a preliminary reference of general eligibility. They DO NOT represent fully, nor are they a substitute for, the Contestant’s Official Entry Form / Contract Rules, Regulations and Terms which mustbe reviewed, agreed to, and signed, in its entirety, prior to eligibility. To review the full2020 Contestant’s Official Entry Form / Contract Rules, Regulations and Terms, click here.

  • I have never been married or had a marriage annulled.

  • I have never given birth to a child, nor am I currently pregnant.

  • I represent and warrant that I am a female (recognized medically and legally as a female in the United States. If my gender or sex designated at birth was not female, I represent and warrant that: (a) I have fully completed sex reassignment (which can be certified by a physician, if requested by Miss Universe or the State Pageant Director); and (b) I have received and can provide (if requested by Miss Universe or the State Pageant Director) legal recognition of my assigned sex as female by the U.S. Federal government or my U.S. state of residence. Documents acceptable for such legal recognition include: driver’s license or ID card issued by my state of residence, birth certificate, U.S. Passport or Social Security card.

  • I am a citizen of the United States and will remain a citizen of the United States through the State Pageant and, if I win the State Pageant, through the 2020 Miss USA Pageant.

  • I now reside and have resided in my State as my “permanent and primary residence” for a period of at least three (3) consecutive months immediately prior to the commencement of the State Pageant (although I may have attended school, college or university on a full-time basis elsewhere) and, if employed, I am employed in my State.

  • I have resided in the State as a full-time student at a school, college or university and will have completed one entire semester, trimester or summer session immediately prior to December 31, 2019, and I will continue to reside in the State as a full-time student at that same school, college or university (although I may have spent or be spending the summer in another State).

  • I am not currently a candidate for public office. If I win the State Pageant, I agree not to become a candidate for public office until one (1) year after the initial broadcast, if any, of the 2020 Miss USA Pageant.

  • I have never appeared on any television contest, game, competition, or reality show or applied to be a contestant or participant on any television contest, game, competition, or reality show, and I have never appeared, or agreed to appear, in any other television show or motion picture, online show or the like. (Eligibility can be granted with an appeal submission)

  • I represent that I have never been arrested or charged with the commission of a crime (including, without limitation, reckless or drunk driving or minor in possession of alcohol or illegal possession or use of drugs ) or engaged in any activities that might bring myself, Miss Universe, the State Pageant, the Miss USA Pageant, the Miss USA Pageant system, the Parties, or any of their respective subsidiaries, affiliated or related companies, officers, directors, partners, shareholders or employees into public disrepute, ridicule, contempt or scandal or might otherwise reflect unfavorably upon any of the foregoing individuals or entities or might shock, insult or offend the community or any class or group thereof.

  • I have never been a contestant or delegate in a Miss USA Pageant or a Miss Universe Pageant. In addition, I have not competed, and will not compete, in any other state pageant(including any preliminary state pageant) preliminary to the 2020 Miss USA Pageant or in any state pageant (including any preliminary state pageant) preliminary to the 2020 Miss Teen USA Pageant. If I am the current titleholder in any other state or national pageant or competition system (other than a system preliminary to the State Pageant), I acknowledge and agree that, unless I receive permission from you and Miss Universe, I must resign that title immediately if I win my State Pageant. I understand that I will not be eligible to compete in the 2020Miss USA Pageant unless and until I resign my title in such other state or national pageant or competition system and that you or Miss Universe may, in your and/or Miss Universe’s sole judgment, terminate my reign as Miss (State) USA 2020 if I do not immediately resign my title in such other state or national pageant or competition system.