Competition Information

The winner of MISS CONNECTICUT USA® will advance to the nationally televised competition of MISS USA® and the winner of MISS CONNECTICUT TEEN USA®  will advance to MISS TEEN USA® competition.    We are accepting applications NOW for the competition this coming year!  Use the APPLY link on this page to request an application.  There is no fee to apply!


Photo Credit:  Catherine Fiehn Photography

Apply Now...

 Click on "APPLY NOW" link on the main menu (above) and follow the easy steps for this coming year of competition. There is NO fee required to apply. Once your application is received, it is be reviewed by a selection committee which can take up to 7 business days.  You will be sent an email either way, but if approved, you’ll also be contacted by a staff member. For many girls this was the start of a fabulous career in beauty, fashion, acting, modeling, spokes modeling, public relations, marketing and more!

The Opportunity of a Lifetime 

The WINNER will be Connecticut's representative in the MISS TEEN USA® Competition or MISS USA® Competition who then goes on to compete in the MISS UNIVERSE® Competition as seen on FOX!  The Miss Universe Organization will award the new Miss Teen USA a $10,000 scholarship to be applied to continuing education tuition or other education expenses (books, etc.) at an institution of her choice.  A $5,000 cash prize will also be awarded upon the completion of her reign. This year MISS TEEN USA® also won a CAR!


Wardrobe Specifications

You will need an evening gown, an interview appropriate outfit and either a swim suit (Miss) or an atheisure outfit (Teen) along with casual clothes for rehearsals, and a black cocktail dress for the opening number performance.   

Judging Criteria


1/3 Fitness, 1/3 Evening Gown, 1/3 Interview

The scores from the preliminary phase are totaled, and the contestants with the highest composite scores advance to the semi-finals.  The semi-finalists compete on stage in athletic wear/swimsuit, and evening gown and a Top 5 is selected by the same methodology. An on-stage question is posed to each finalist by the host, and the judges make their selections for Winner, 1rst Runner-Up, 2nd Runner-Up, 3rd Runner-up, 4th Runner-Up.

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