About Miss World America Florida

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Miss World America is the USA national preliminary into Miss World International contest. The United States has continuously sent a representative to Miss World since its inception in 1951. The United States has won the Miss World crown three times in 1973, 1990 and 2010. Currently, America’s Miss World is the official national pageant that selects the contestant from the United States to Miss World.

  • The core concept of Miss World and Miss World America is "Beauty with a Purpose" (BWAP), which makes MW & MWA completely different from all other existing beauty pageants
  • Miss World dates back to 1951 and is the oldest running international beauty pageant
  • Every year the Miss World Pageant is broadcast live on various TV channels across the world (2018 Final Event that took place in Sanya, China on December 8 had a viewership of over 1.5 billion
  • Miss World 2019 final will take place in Thailand in the beginning of December
  • Miss World America Florida and Miss Teen World America Florida are state preliminaries to the Miss World America and Miss Teen World America national pageant

Competition Information

Dates & location

This year only, we are selecting two At-Large candidates to represent Florida at the national Miss and Teen World America Pageant!! See below for details.


    Age Divisions

  • TEEN: 13 - 18 years (As of September 1st, 2019)
  • MISS: 18 - 26 years  (As of September 1st, 2019)
  • If you are 18 years old as of September 1st , 2019, you have the option to compete in either Teen or Miss

Competition Information

This year only, we are selecting two At-Large candidates to represent Florida at the national Miss and Teen World America Pageant!!

It's free and easy to apply! Complete the online application with a current photo of yourself and a brief paragraph on what "Beauty with a Purpose " means to you.  Also tell us about the charity or organization you are involved with in your community.

A qualified selection committee will then select our state winners from your application, picture and paragraph. However, An additional meet and greet in June/July might be added and necessary in order to narrow down the qualified applicants and finalize the winners.

If chosen as our Florida representative to compete for the national Miss /Teen World America titles in Las Vegas, the winners will be responsible for securing their own sponsorship fee. This fee covers all expenses to nationals in Las Vegas, crown, banner, and the chance to compete at a well known and respected national pageant. Additional prizes such as pageant smart interview training, Regalia apparel certificate, crown ring, and many more prizes will be added to the winning package.

If interested please email me at Missworldamericaflorida.com for further details.  

You're one step closer to a national title and possibly a Miss World title! APPLY TODAY... It can happen to YOU!!!

Deadline: Ends soon. 

  • One winner from every state will represent her state at the MWA/MTWA 2019 final, so we will have 50 MWA and 50 MTWA finalists.
  • The finalists will be brought to the host city for 3 days of preliminary competition and challenges, promotional events, appearance, etc., concluding with the final MWA/MTWA event and award ceremony.
  • Rules & Regulations: Click Here

  • Prizes

  • Teen and Miss winners have the opportunity to compete in the Miss World America National Pageant in Las Vegas in September!
    – Miss Teen World America does not advance to an International Pageant, but will have a busy modeling and promotional schedule.
    – The Miss World America winner will then go on to compete for the title of Miss World in Thailand (December 2019).
  • 2020 prizes coming soon!

Apply Now for the At-Large
Miss World America Florida Pageant

You could be the next Miss World America Florida or Miss Teen World America Florida!

Miss World America Florida State Director

Sharon Belden Polo

Sharon has been active in pageants for many years. She has won many pageant titles including:

  • Miss Florida USA 1992
  • Miss Florida World America 1992-93
  • Miss World America 1992
  • Top 10 at Miss World 1992

Sharon, who is married, resides in Miami and has two daughters.

She works with many charities including breast cancer awareness and Bake a Wish.


Miss World is the oldest existing running international Beauty Pageant. It was created in the United Kingdom by Eric Morley in 1951. It has run successfuly for nearly 70 years.

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