Czech-Slovak Queen Pageant
The Miss Czech Slovak Wisconsin Queen pageant actively searches the state for a single, unwed young woman
between the ages of 17-25 that loves their heritage and wants to promote Czech and Slovak culture throughout Wisconsin. Contestants need to be of Czech, Slovak, Moravian, Rusyn, and/or Silesian descent. The winner of this competition will represent the state of Wisconsin at the national competition in Wilber Nebraska the following year. The Miss Czech Slovak US Pageant is held the first weekend in August.
Candidates will compete in four major areas: a private interview, on stage interview, Kroj modeling (folk dress, and Talent. Cash prizes, trophies and medallions are awarded to the chosen Queen, Princess (first runner-up), Kroj winners, and Talent winners. The state pageant has served as an excellent vehicle for getting youth interested in their heritage. Each candidate is assigned a “little sister” who “shadows” her during the weekend. Many lasting friendships have been formed and some little sisters still hear from their candidates after several years. See this link for more information on the National Competition.
The Pageant weekend also provides an opportunity for young girls (ages 13-17) to participate in the Royal Court. This is a non-competitive program that allows young ladies to experience being part of the Wisconsin State Queen Pageant without the normal pressure. Young women need to be of Czech, Slovak, Moravian, Rusyn and/or Silesian descent and will participate in a short private interview, kroj modeling on stage, a talent presentation, and a meeting with a royal court advisor who will give constructive feedback. Successful candidates receive a sash and tiara.
The little sister program is designed to allow young girls (ages 7-12) of any ethnic background to participate in the pageant. Little Sisters will receive a medallion.
Applications can be found under the Pageant Documents Page.
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