FAQ – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If I AM HAVING TROUBLE SUBMITTING MY APPLICATION, WHAT SHOULD I DO? If you didn't receive a confirmation page stating your application has been successfully submitted or having technical issues when filling out the application, then please submit application info and pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I APPLY? Once you have applied, the organization will process and review your application accordingly. Contestants are selected based mainly on the strength of their application and online votes. If necessary, there might be additional phone interviews or video submissions as determined by the organization.
WHEN WILL I KNOW IF I HAVE BEEN SELECTED TO COMPETE? Miss Global Organization will contact selected applicants at least 60 days prior to the competition date.
IS THERE AN APPLICATION FEE: No, application submissions are free.
HOW MANY WOMEN WILL COMPETE? Pending on venue size, but typically Miss Global will have between 30 and up to 100 contestants each representing their country of origin.
DO I HAVE TO BE BORN IN MY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN TO REPRESENT THAT COUNTRY? No. Miss Global allows contestants to represent their country of origin despite of where they were born or currently residing.
ARE THERE AGE REQUIREMENTS? Yes. Miss Global contestants must be at least 18 years of age and under 35 years of age by the date of the Finale Event.
CAN A DELEGATE COMPETE MORE THAN ONCE? Yes. Contestants may compete more than once, as long as the delegate has never been a Miss Global titleholder.
CAN CONTESTANTS BE MARRIED? No, contestants may not be married or currently pregnant. However, unlike any other pageants, to maintain the “Miss” title, contestants can be a single mother and compete.
WHAT ARE THE COMPETITION ROUNDS? There are a total of 5 competition rounds. They are as follows: Preliminary Interviews, International Wear, Swimwear, Evening Wear, and Top 5 Finale Questionnaires.
DO CONTESTANTS HAVE TO PAY FOR THEIR OWN AIRFARE AND PARTICIPATION EXPENSES? To participate, contestants are require to find sponsorship so they don't have to pay for their expenses.
HOW DO I FIND SPONSORS? Your family, relatives, co-workers and friends can provide the best help in finding sponsors for you. We recommend either approaching individuals or small businesses that have enjoyed your support over the years. They may know you or your famiy, and have relied on you as a customer. Now you can ask for their help in return. Examples would be doctor, dentist, photographer, insurance agent, florist, beauty salon, boutique, dress shop, health club, jeweler, etc Don't overlook the possibility of getting smaller contributions from neighbors, friends, and relatives. Many delegates have gathered quite a large portion of sponsorship from “collections” made at work, a parent’s workplace, a club, a fundraising dinner with friends, or even by simply starting up a www.gofundme.com page and post it on all your social media sites such as facebook for financial contribution support. Otherwise, know the business well enough to know what you can offer them in return for sponsorship – modeling for their clothes, hostess for home or office builders, commercials for restaurants, auto dealers and health clubs. Do not overlook services or merchandise donations – airfare from a travel company, rental of gowns, hair, nail, cosmetics and health care, alterations, photos, etc. Each donation is an amount you can deduct from your overall dollars to be prospected.
WHO WILL BE HOSTING THE MISS GLOBAL 2015 PAGEANT?: The Philippines will be the hosting country for the Miss Global 2016 in September 2016.
IF I AM SELECTED AS AN OFFICIAL CONTESTANT, WHAT DATES MUST I BE AVAILABLE FOR? Contestants must be available for about two weeks in September 2016. Specific Date: TBA
ARE CONTESTANTS EXPECTED TO STAY LONGER THAN THE FINALE DATE? Only the Miss Global 2016 Titleholder and her Royal Court (1st-4th Runner ups) will possibly be invited to stay approximately 2-3 days after the Finale for promotional purpose. Organization will pay for all necessary expenses.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE COMPETITION WEEKS?: During the 2 competition weeks, it will be a lot of runway training, workshops, photo shoots and everything else to prepare for the finale event. Please visit the Photo and Video Gallery Page to get a glimpse of what to expect for this years pageant.
HOW MANY DELEGATES ARE SELECTED PER COUNTRY? If your country is represented by a national director/licensee for the Miss Global Organization, then it is only 1 delegate per country. Countries without a national director/licensee may have more than one delegate compete.
WILL HAIR AND MAKE-UP BE PROVIDED? Yes, hair and make-up will only be provided to the contestants who have secured a full sponsorship.
AM I STILL ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IF I HAVE TATTOOS? Tattoos are acceptable if it's not too excessive determined by the organization.
WHAT ARE THE VOTES FOR? The votes is to determine the Miss Popularity title which will not be effective until approximately 60 days prior to the finale pageant date. Once your profile has been uploaded to the website, reach out to all of your social media sites to get your friends to vote for you.