Teen Contestants - Active Wear Information
Active Wear to replace swimwear for all Teen contestants
Following the decision by the national Miss Teen USA Pageant to replace the swimwear portion of the pageant competition with an athletic wear segment, we at Future Productions are excited to announce that our Teen state pageants will be doing the same. We will be modifying our state pageants this fall to include an athletic wear competition (which we will title “Active Wear”) instead of a swimwear competition for our Teen contestants. Previously, our Teen state contestants competed in three segments of competition - interview, swimwear, and evening gown. Now, our Teen state pageant contestants will compete in interview, active wear, and evening gown. The Active Wear segment of the competition for the Teen contestants will use the same presentation as the previous swimwear competition.
As stated by Miss Universe Organization president, Paula Shugart, "This decision reflects an important cultural shift we're all celebrating that empowers women who lead active, purposeful lives and encourage those in their communities to do the same. Our hope is that this decision will help all of Miss Teen USA's fans recognize these young women for the strong, inspiring individuals they are."
Below you will find descriptions of the Active Wear wardrobe requirements for this fall, as well as photos of various wardrobe examples.
Teen Active Wear Tops form-fitting, full-length athletic tanks. No crop tops, please.
Teen Active Wear Bottoms should be form-fitting athletic shorts or yoga capris. No baggy pants or tennis/athletic skirts, please.
Teen Active Wear Shoes should be athletic tennis shoes that compliment your Active Wear outfit.
Teen Active Wear Socks should be white or black ankle socks that are barely visible, if visible at all.
*While we understand that shoes may have logos on them, please no logos, graphics or brands on Teen Active Wear apparel that is larger than the palm of your hand. Please no jewelry, hats or props of any kind.