Beauty pageant still set tomorrow at Cypress Gardens



Be part of history as Cypress Gardens brings the excitement of a beauty pageant to the park tomorrow. The pageant takes place at 6 p.m. in the Royal Palm Theater. The two highest scoring ladies will be awarded Miss Cypress Gardens USA and Miss Winter Haven USA and advance to the Miss Florida USA Pageant in 2009. They both will receive the same prize packages including: college scholarships; photo shoots with a modeling agent; custom jewelry; passes to Cypress Gardens; personal training and more.

There are three areas of the competition, each worth 1/3 of the total score – interview, swimwear and evening wear. The interview portions consist of a panel question and an on-stage question. The panel interviews will take place and be judged before the pageant production. The on-stage question follows the evening gown portion of the pageant. Interviews are judged on poise, charm, self-confidence, their ability to communicate and the substance of their answers. During the swimsuit competition judges will focus on beauty, figure/physical fitness and the confidence with which each contestant carries herself. The final area of the competition is evening wear. Contestants will be judged on overall appearance, self-confidence and sense of style, as well as stage presence and posture.

All Cypress Gardens park guests may attend the pageant at no additional cost. For guests arriving after 3 p.m. there is a special admission cost of $20. There will be a pageant registration table at the front gate. There will be general seating in the theater.

For more information about the pageant, including a full list of the prizes, visit cypressgardens.com/MissCGUSA.


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