America's Miss World | Phases of Competition
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Phases of Competition


It is imperative that the woman chosen to represent the United States at Miss World possess strong communication and public speaking skills. Candidates will be judged on their ability to convey their opinions in a graceful and confident manner, speak articulately, and represent the organization and themselves with poise and intelligence. The interview process will be vigorous and could contain any or all of the following:

  • Debate
  • One-on-one interview with judges
  • Panel interview with judges
  • Media interview
  • Public speaking

Beauty with a Purpose

Candidates will be required to submit a video, essay, or presentation to the judges that details their philanthropic efforts. These “Beauty with a Purpose” projects are intended to encourage humanitarianism and inspire candidates to use their National Finalist titles to benefit others. Projects can be as small-scale as helping one person or as large-scale as advocating on behalf of an existing organization. Beauty with a Purpose is the core of Miss World and the intention of this category is to seek out the women who exemplify its values.


Miss World encourages women to commit to a healthy lifestyle. The Sports competition will present candidates with a series of physical fitness challenges. Past sports challenges have included: races, burpees, sit-ups, push-ups, rowing, squats, swimming, long jump, and more. The sports competition will include both team and individual challenges.


In today’s society, social media pervades every aspect of life. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat have completely shifted the way we interact with one another. Candidates must illustrate a thorough understanding of all forms of social media. Style, elegance, and the knowledge of what interests people will be evaluated through the candidates’ social media posts in the months leading up to the National Final as well as a specific challenge during the National Final itself. The ability to interact with a fan base and promote the organization effectively will contribute to the candidate’s score in this unique competition.

Top Model

As a spokesperson for fashion brands across the country and a frequent subject in front of the camera, America’s Miss World must be graceful on the catwalk and poised in front of the camera. The Top Model competition is a favorite among Miss World fans and consists of a fashion show in front of a live audience and a photogenic contest. Top Model offers a chance for the contestants to showcase their modeling talent and personality.

Final Competition:

Once the top scores have been determined based on an accumulation of points from the preliminary challenges, the Top 20 candidates will be called to compete onstage during the National Final. The Top 20 will compete in fitness, modeling athletic wear provided for them to showcase their commitment to a healthy lifestyle. The candidates will then be narrowed down to a Top 10, who will compete in Top Model in their gowns of choice to showcase their confidence, poise, and style. The Top 10 will be narrowed to a Top 5, who will compete in onstage interview. During this final night of competition, the winners of challenge events and awards will be announced as well as the winner of America’s Miss World.