Dozens of women will compete for a chance to advance to national pageants at the 2018 Miss Indiana USA and Miss Indiana Teen USA pageant Oct. 21 to 22 at The Palladium in Carmel.
“The preliminary show on Oct. 21 at 8 p.m., and that’s when the ladies will compete on the stage,” said Randy Sanders, state pageant director. “Swimsuit and evening gown for Miss Indiana USA, and for teens, it will be athletic wear and evening gowns. The shows will be one big show with both divisions competing within that show.”
Contestants will be judged in three equal categories consisting of personal interview, swimsuit for miss and active wear for teen, and evening gown. The final competition begins at 2 p.m. Oct. 22.
“That’s when the top 10 of each division are named,” Sanders said. “Then they go through the interview process on stage. The final selections will be made from those competitions.”
There are 20 women competing in the Miss USA category and 40 in the teen category.
“All of the ladies are from around the state of Indiana,” Sanders said.
Last year, Paige Robinson won the Miss Indiana Teen USA title, and the Miss Indiana USA title was won by Brittany Winchester, both of Indianapolis.
This year marks the third year the pageant has been held at the Palladium. The event typically draws between 500 to 600 people.
“They’re awesome to work with, and the staff is awesome,” Sanders said.
Tickets will range in price from $47.50 to $67.50.
For more, visit missindianausa.com.