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2019 Competition - February 16, 2019

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Competition is open state-wide

Our winners receive: 

  • Miss

    • ​Each title, $1,000 Scholarship

    • $1,000 Tracey Revels Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to a Miss contestant who demonstrates exemplary character responsibility, and timeliness. Chosen by the Manatee County Pageants Board. 

    • $300 Overall Interview Award 

    • $300 Overall Talent Award

  • Teen

    • ​Each title, $500 Scholarship

  • PAID: Entry, housing, and hotel for state competition

  • PHOTOS: Professional head shot with Ted West Photography

  • SKIN CARE: Year of customized skin care facials along with Image Skin Care Products, provided by Face Forward Studio

  • BLING: Official Miss America Organization crown and sash, local trophy and flowers

  • SUPPORT: A mentoring team with over 40 years combined experience with the Miss America Organization, including a Forever Miss Florida!

To compete, contestants must: 

  • Miss: Candidate must a high school senior, graduate, or received a GED, at least 17 years old but no older than 25 years old as of the National Competition. Candidate must raise $100 to compete in local competition
    Teen: be at least 13 years old and not 18 years old  as of the National Miss America's Outstanding Teen Pageant.

  • Each candidate has the opportunity to become a mentor with the Princess/Prince Program of the Miss Florida Competition. 

  • Be a resident or student in the State of Florida and a US Citizen Competition is open state-wide.

  • Have a talent and be an amateur; not under contract with any talent agency or professional agent. 

  • Have never been married, had an annulled marriage, been pregnant, and be not the adoptive parent of a child. 

  • All candidates must adhere to the 2019 Local Candidate Contract

Areas of Competition

  • Interview
  • Talent
  • On-Stage Question
  • Fitness (Teen Only)
  • Formal Wear

Titles Awarded

  • Miss Manatee
  • Miss Manatee River
  • Miss DeSoto Heritage
  • Miss Manatee's Outstanding Teen
  • Miss Manatee River's Outstanding Teen


Manatee Performing Arts Center

Team Manatee 2019


Miss Manatee 
Gracie Dyer


Talent: Vocal

Platform: A True Friend Leaves a Paw Print on Your Heart


Miss De Soto Heritage

Sydney Groom

Talent: Sign Language to Song

Platform: Organ Donation Awareness

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Miss Manatee River
Rachel Barcellona


Talent: Vocal

Platform: Ability Beyond Disability


Miss Manatee's Outstanding Teen
Madeline Boehm

Talent: Vocal

Platform: No Drugs- No Problem

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Miss Manatee River's Outstanding Teen
Mackenzie Brewer

Talent: Baton Twirling

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