RPM Productions, Inc., the producer of the Miss South Carolina U.S.A. and Miss South Carolina Teen U.S.A. pageants, has announced registration for the 2013 pageant season is well under way.
For the 13th year in a row, North Charleston will host the illustrious event.
The pageant will take place Nov. 16 and 17 at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center.
“Historic Charleston is a place the friends and families of our contestants love to visit,” explains Paula Miles, executive director. “Combining a pageant with a weekend getaway near the coast is always a good thing.”
The pageants are the Official State Preliminaries to the Miss U.S.A. and Miss Teen U.S.A. Pageants, which are part of the Miss Universe Organization, a Donald J. Trump and NBCUniversal Partnership. Miss South Carolina U.S.A. 2012, Erika Powell, was a top 16 finalist at the nationally televised Miss U.S.A. Pageant in June.
The pageants will feature qualified contestants between the ages of 14-26, who will compete in interview, swimsuit and evening gown competitions.
They will be vying for thousands of dollars in scholarships and prizes as well as the ability to travel the state promoting the pageants and its charitable alliances.
RPM Productions has been a subsidiary of the Miss Universe Organization since 1980.
They have produced the Miss South Carolina USA Pageant since 1980, the Miss Louisiana USA Pageant since 1990, the Miss North Carolina U.S.A. Pageant since 1992, and the Miss Alabama USA Pageant since 2011.
In Mrs. Miles’ first year with the Miss Universe Organization, her very first winner, Shawn Weatherly, won the Miss Universe Pageant in Seoul, Korea.
In the following years, her company has produced four Miss U.S.A.’s, two Miss Teen U.S.A.’s and one Miss World.
Prospective contestants may apply online at www.misssouthcarolinausa.com.
Applicants must be a resident of South Carolina, a single female who has never been married and never had a child, and a United States citizen.
Those wishing to apply must be between 18 and 26-years-old for Miss South Carolina U.S.A., or 14 and 19-years-old for Miss South Carolina Teen U.S.A. as of Feb. 1.