Male Interview - 150 Points Possible Per Judge

General Appearance 0-20 Points

Personality 0-30 Points

Ability to Communicate 0-50 Points

Answer Content 0-50 Points

    The purpose of Male Interview is to put the contestant in a situation answering different types of questions and judging how he will react to their diversity.  The context of the answer is important, but more important is how the contestant conveys that answer.  Eye contact with all judges is very important, not just the judge who asked the question.  Answer the judges' questions and do not get involved in getting the opinion of the judge.  You are being judged on the presentation of your thoughts.  The contestant should look comfortable in properly fitted attire, but not to the point of sloppiness.  Points will be deducted for ill-fitting jackets, pants too long or too short, socks that do not match the colors in the outfit, scuffed shoes, too much jewelry, wrinkled, torn, or soiled clothing, buttons missing, and/or anything that distracts from the outfit to make it unsightly.  The contestant is judged on the look he has chosen for himself.  Usually, trendy outfits do not appeal to the judges, just as they would not appeal to the average interviewer.  The key word is average, but sharp in apperance.  The contestant will be trying to impress & appeal to different types of judges.  The "flamboyant" look will not appeal to every type of judge.

Solo Talent - 100 Point Possible Per Judge

Choreography & Apperance (Physical Coordination, Stage Presence, Costuming) 0-30 Points

Quality (Lip Sync, Live Vocal, and/or Other Entertainment) 0-30 Points

Entertainment Value 0-40 Points

    Short talent showcases your ability to perform without the aid ofvisual enhancements such as props or dancers.  Contestants will be judged under the same guidlines as the full-length talent (see TALENT description) presentation as it relates to the subcategories listed above.  Solo talents will not exceed (3) minutes in length.  Any Solo Talent exceeding the three-minute limit will be scored with a zero (0).  NO FIRE OR PYROTECHNICS WHATSOEVER! No dancers or any other person will be permitted in your presentation.  No props such as backdrops, furniture, or freestanding items such as microphone stands will be allowed.  Small handheld accessories such as microphones, scarves, musical instruments, puppets, batons, etc. are permitted.  Costuming may be utilized in the presentation to enhance the visual effect.  Costumes should relate to the presentation or theme of the talent and be in good condition.  Items such as headdresses, rip-away costumes, etc. may be used but must be removed by the contestant at the end of the Solo Talent if removed during the talent.  Solo Talent presentations must be a different musical selection from the full length Talent presentation and may not be an abbreviated version of the full length Talent.  You may do the same type of presentation for both talents (i.e. dance, illusion, live vocal) provided the music is not the same song.  Music must be on a high quality CD-R and must be the only item burned onto the CD and should be labled "Solo Talent Contestant #___."   Contestants will be judged on their quality of lip-sync, live vocal, or other entertainment.  Judges will be looking to see if the contestant knows the words to their song and finishes each word.  Just knowing the words is not enough.  The contestant should also look as if he/she is actually singing the song.  Is it believable?  If it is a live performance, is the talent good quality?  If there is choreography, you should know the steps and the steps should flow.  Do not attempt to do something that is beyond your talent.  Costuming should reflect the mood you are trying to establish.  Always examine your presentation for entertainment value and appropriateness.  Does it please, cause laughter, sadness, or stir some other emotion, and is it of a quality that Miss Gay Missouri would perform at an appearance or preliminary?

Evening Gown - 150 Points Possible Per Judge

Suitability of Evenung Gown 0-30 Points

Suitability of Hairstyle 0-20 Points

Presentation (Modeling Techniques, Poise, Smile, etc.) 0-40 Points

General Appearance (Make-Up, Shoes, Gown Condition, Accessories) 0-60 Points

    Evening Gown will be the most elegant outfit you will wear during the pageant.  It should compliment the contestant's figure.  It will be a statement of the contestant's style and taste.  The dress and accessories should be in perfect condition.  No strings should be anywhere on the dress (this includes sleeves, neckline, hem, along the zipper, or at any seam).  There shouldn't be any tears on any part of the fabric.  The dress should be stain free and wrinkle free.  It is the contestant's responsibilty to take care of the gown and keep the gown in perfect  condition for the duration of the pageant.  The hem of the gown should be even unless the style of the gown is an uneven bottom.  The gown should be lined or have a slip underneath.  The judges should not be able to see through any part of the gown unless that is the style of the gown.  The gown length should be either to the top of the toe part of the shoe or approximately 1/2 inch above the floor.  There should be no break in the hem of the gown (it should hang straight).  The sleeve should be no shorter than the wrist and no longer than an inch below the wrist unless the design of the gown sleeve is longer.  A v-neck is fine, but if it is cut too low, it looks manly.  Jewelry should accessorize and not be over-powering.  A beaded gown doesn't need anything more than earrings to compliment the look.  Shoes should match the outfit and compliment it.  Shoes should not be scuffed, worn at the toe or heels, and not seen to bend under the weight of the contestant.  Modeling should be a slow easy pace, touching the three points that form a triangle.  If a judge want's a closer look he/she can motion the contestants to the judges table.  At each point the contestant will make a slow turn, facing the back of the stage, pause, and turn to the front of the stage.  If you feel it necessary to use your hands, one hand on the hip while turning is acceptable.  Do not point out accessories or features of the gown while the description is being read.  The judges will be listening to the description and noting any features.  Practice turning and walking in the shoes you will be wearing during this presentation.  Hair should be appropriate for evening wear and go with the style of gown.  Hair should not beun-kept, and should not be frizzy unless style warrents.  Hair that is put up looks neater if long tendrils of hair are not going down the back of the neck, but, if no hair line is showing this is acceptable.

On Stage Interview - 50 Points Possible Per Judge

    scoring should be based on personality and poise, the ability to communicate on a microphone in front of an audience, and the context of the answer in relation to the topic given.

Talent - 300 Points Possible Per Judge

Showmanship and Set Design 0-60 Points

Choreography (Physical Coordination & Stage Presence (Including Any Dancers) 0-80 Points

Quality (Lip-Sync, Live Vocal, and/or Other Entertainment) 0-80 Points

Value (of Presentation as Entertainment) 0-80 Points

    Talent is the highest point category in the pageant.  Contestants will be judged on their quality of lip-sync, live vocal, or other entertainment.  Judges will be looking to see if the contestant knows the words to their song/songs and finishes each word.  Just knowing the words is not enough.  The contestant should also look as if he/she is actually singing the song.  Is it believable?  If it is a live performance, is the talent good quality?  If there is choreography, the contestant and any dancers should know the steps and the steps should flow.  Do not attempt to do something that is beyond your abilities.  If you use dancers or actors in your presentation, do not let them upstage or out dance you.  You are responsible for their performance.  If a member of your troupe does not know his/her part, points will be deducted from your score.  Quality of set design and construction will be judged.  Quantity of set is not judged.  Do not put something on stage you are not going to use or does not have relation to your talent.  Contestants are responsible for their sets.  If it falls apart or falls down on stage, points will be deducted from your score.  Costuming and set design should reflect the mood you are trying to establish.  Always examine your presentation for entertainment value.  Does it please, cause laughter, sadness, or stir some other emotion?