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2022 Titleholders
Congratulations to the 2022 titleholders! Crowned Nov. 13, 2021.
• Brooklyn Luckey, Little Miss Long Beach 2022
• Leilani Doyle, Little Miss Southern California Cities 2022
• Ruby Mayo, Miss Teen Long Beach 2022
• Sophia Soriano, Miss Teen Southern California Cities 2022
• Rubi Nunez, Miss Long Beach 2022
• Caitlyn Cappadona, Miss Southern California Cities 2022
• Cindi Rogan, Ms. Long Beach 2022
• Jaiah Stringer, Ms. Southern California Cities 2022
• Camiya Batts, Mrs. Long Beach 2022
• Elaine Bernal, Mrs. Southern California Cities 2022
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Miss Southern California pageant & Miss Long Beach pageant
COMING: Saturday, November TBA, 2022
3 p.m. outdoor pageant
Scottish Rite Temple, 855 Elm Street, Long Beach
The pageant is presented by Justin Rudd and his nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team (C.A.T.).

TICKETS
Front row: $50
General seating: $35
Four general seats: $100 (SPECIAL)
No refunds. All tickets at will-call.
please bring canned goods
Food Bank Items = FREE Parking
For pageant contestants and guests: Get free gated parking when you bring some oatmeal, peanut butter, mac n cheese, boxed cereals, canned tuna, or Cream of Wheat for a local food bank. Donations will be accepted as you arrive.
Or, $10 for gated parking.

 
Little Miss/Teen/Miss/Ms./Mrs. Long Beach & Southern Calif. pageants
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This is a prestigious, stylish event that will crown "Southern California" and "Long Beach" titleholders in five divisions:
Little Miss: ages 6-10
Teen: ages 13-18
Miss: ages 19-30, never married, no children
Ms.: ages 18+ and divorced or widowed; or 18+ and not legally married with at least one child; or age 31+ and not legally married.
Mrs.: ages 18+ and currently married

We do not offer a division for ages 11 and 12 at this time.

- Contestants can be accepted into the pageant up until NOON on pageant day.

Little Miss/Teen/Miss/Mrs. Long Beach and Southern California Cities ENTRY FEE
Paypal accepted at www.Paypal.me/justinrudd or check mailed to "CAT", 3040 E. First Street, Long Beach, 90803. Cash also accepted.
• $100, if payment and entry form received by Oct. 16
• $150, if payment and entry form received by Oct. 23
• $200, if payment and entry form received by Oct. 30
• $250, if payment and entry form received by Nov. 13.

• Each contestant is required to sell at least $100 in tickets by at least 48 hours before the pageant begins. If a contestant only sells $90 worth of tickets, she will owe the pageant $10 cash on pageant morning at the beginning of rehearsal. All tickets will be picked-up at will-call on-site just before the pageant.
• No refunds or transfers of entry fees or ticket sales.

VOLUNTEER HOURS = $$ For those with a demonstrated financial need, volunteer hours at Community Action Team (CAT) events (i.e. beach cleanup, Howl'oween Parade, community spaghetti supper, sidewalk chalk art contest) prior to pageant registration can be applied toward the entry fee at $10/hour, up to $90. Make request with explanation well in advance of the pageant to director Justin@JustinRudd.com, and see the list of CAT events at www.JustinRudd.com/cat. When you write, be sure to include how much money you can put toward the fee and how many hours you can volunteer at CAT events before pageant day.

Little Miss Long Beach 2013
TO QUALIFY
• "Southern California" contestants must live, work, attend school, or regularly volunteer or attend a place of worship regularly in Southern California.
• "Long Beach" contestants must live, work, attend school, or regularly volunteer (or attend a place of worship regularly) in Long Beach and/or be enrolled in the Long Beach Unified School District.
• "Long Beach" delegates are eligible to receive the "Long Beach" and "Southern California" titles.
• As long as they qualify (i.e. age, city requirements), a titleholder can come back and compete for another title, but only after the titleholder sits out at least a year after their first reign. NOTE: Titleholders from Nov. 2019 can compete in the Nov. 2021 pageant, since there was not a pageant in 2020.

Little Miss/Teen/Miss/Mrs. Long Beach and Southern California CitiesHOW OUR PAGEANT IS DIFFERENT
• no rehearsals before pageant day.
• no swimsuit or fitness wear competition.
• no required orientation.
• no opening number or choreography, and no talent competition.
• no required platforms (social issues or causes), but a contestant is welcome to have one or more platforms.
• no political or religious questions from our judges.
• no height, weight, or sexual orientation requirement.
NOTE Little Miss delegates may NOT wear makeup or nail polish, and may not enhance themselves with false teeth, lashes, hair extensions, spray tans, etc. No glitter. This is a "natural" Little Miss pageant. Age-appropriate earrings are okay.
• We welcome unusual hair styles/colors, piercings, eyewear, and tattoos.

Mrs. Long BeachLittle Miss parents
Every person at the pageant will need to purchase a ticket to get in. We will have volunteers watching over the Little Miss contestants all day. One parent of each Little Miss is welcome to be with their child in the dressing area during the pageant and at rehearsal. Any male chaperone will not be allowed in the dressing area, but is welcome in the hallway just outside the dressing area.

ELEMENTS OF COMPETITION
personal interview - 25%
evening attire (party dress for Little Miss) - 25%
upscale-casual wear in jeans
- 25%
• The remaining 25% of the score will come from pageant staff, CAT board members, and perhaps a few former titleholders.

Personal Interviews
Interview is an approx. 2 1/2-minute (Little Miss is 2-minute) private conversation with each judge. Not all judges will participate in the interview process. The judges will be given your one-page entry form prior to your interview. They will be looking for articulate and concise responses, comfort level, charm, personality, first impression, and self-confidence. The interview outfit should also be worn during the on-stage introductions. Pants or skirts are equally appropriate. There are no political or religious questions. Interview questions will come from your entry form. 25% of preliminary score.

Little Miss/Teen/Miss/Mrs. Long Beach and Southern California CitiesRed carpet introductions
At the beginning of the pageant, all contestants will introduce themselves on-stage for exactly two or three sentences with facts about herself (and less than 10 seconds), in the same outfit she wore in the interview room. There are no particular requirements for this intro, other than finishing it with "from (city where you live, work or attend school), I am (first name, last name)." Not scored, but judges will see. Have this memorized before arrival on pageant day. NOTE: Don't say introductory phrases like "Good afternoon." Just get right to your intro. And, don't include "California" when you say your city. Don't mention your contestant number.

Upscale-casual wear in jeans
Denim pants or trousers, any color. Outfits can include heels or other upscale-casual, age-appropriate footwear. The Little Miss, Teen, Miss, Ms. and Mrs. judges will be looking for energy and confidence. 25% of preliminary score.

Evening Wear
NOTE: Our pageant highly discourages tippy top shoes.
Long gowns are NOT required for our "evening wear" portion of the contest. Teen/Miss/Ms./Mrs. will wear an outfit that she would wear to a big night out on the town, any style, age-appropriate and tasteful. Cocktail dresses, gowns, a tux or a pants suit are equally suitable. Little Miss should wear a party outfit of her choice (i.e. something she would wear to a place of worship, a nice party or a wedding). Judges will be evaluating stage presence, poise, composure and overall presentation. Only Mrs. contestants will be escorted by their legal husband or wife. Escorts for each Mrs. contestant will need to purchase a ticket and sit in the audience, and should come to the start of the red carpet right after the "upscale-casual wear in jeans" competition ends (and the emcee will announce for the escorts to meet their spouse). 25% of preliminary score.

Little Miss/Teen/Miss/Mrs. Long Beach and Southern California CitiesFINALISTS
Approx. 6-8 finalists are expected to be announced in each division and will include "Southern California" and "Long Beach" candidates.

FINAL QUESTION
The finalists will be given an on-the-carpet question(s)/interview from the host/emcee and will be judged on her speaking ability, confidence and ability to think quickly to express herself. The final balloting will take into consideration the finalist's answer to the question(s) and her overall impression on the judges throughout the competition.

Facebook fan pages:
Little Miss/Teen/Miss/Mrs. Long Beach
Little Miss/Teen/Miss/Mrs. Southern California

PAGEANT DAY
Noon-12:10 p.m.
Teen/Miss/Ms./Mrs. arrive
12:15-1:45 p.m. Teen/Miss/Ms./Mrs. rehearsal
1:45-2:45 p.m.
Teen/Miss/Ms./Mrs. interviews
1:00-1:10
Little Miss arrive in interview attire
1:15-2:15 p.m.
Little Miss rehearsal
2:15-2:45 p.m.
Little Miss interviews
2:30 p.m.
Ticket Table (cash only) & Will-Call Table Opens
2:30 p.m.
Seating Opens
3 p.m.
Pageant  


Little Miss/Teen/Miss/Mrs. Long Beach and Southern California CitiesCOURT
We will announce a winner and a 1st runner-up in each division of the "Southern California" and "Long Beach" pageants. It is possible for a contestant to be the runner-up for both the "Southern California" and "Long Beach" titles. For example, if a Miss delegate from Long Beach has the third highest score, then she would be first in line to take over either the "Southern California" or "Long Beach" titleholder, if pageant officials choose to appoint a new titleholder.

APPEARANCE CONTRACT
Each titleholder will receive a $1,000 (Little Miss) or $1,500 (Teen, Miss, Ms. and Mrs.) appearance contract with Justin Rudd's nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT). Each will accrue $50 for each public CAT event. For example, a Teen/Miss/Ms./Mrs. titleholder who attends 30 events @ $50 each will receive $1,500. Or, 10 appearances will get $500. Funds are given out on the last day of her reign (pageant day). There is a strict on-time-arrival policy. Titleholders are NOT required to attend every one, but we do ask that titleholders make concerted efforts to attend. Opportunities include the Long Beach Turkey Trot, Long Beach Touch-A-Truck, National Adult Spelling Bee, the Great American 4th of July Kids Bike Parade, the Bulldog Beauty Contest, monthly 30-Minute Beach Cleanups, the Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade and more. See event list at JustinRudd.com/cat.


BENEFITS OF BEING IN THIS PAGEANT
- Build inner-confidence
- Become even more well-rounded physically, spiritually, mentally and socially
- Improve your already successful and proven track record
- Create lasting friendships
- Showcase your abilities
- Promote your messages and platforms
- Strengthen your character
- Appearance contract.

PRIZES

Little Miss Southern CaliforniaLittle Miss
- $1,000 appearance contract with Community Action Team (CAT)
- tiara
- banner

Little Miss/Teen/Miss/Mrs. Long Beach and Southern California CitiesTeen
- $1,500 appearance contract with Community Action Team (CAT)
- tiara
- banner
- free haircut/style at SWAG by Holly. Offer expires Feb. 28, 2022; appointment required well in advance.

Miss
- $1,500 appearance contract with Community Action Team (CAT)
- tiara
- banner
- free haircut/style at SWAG by Holly. Offer expires Feb. 28, 2022; appointment required well in advance.

Ms.
- $1,500 appearance contract with Community Action Team (CAT)
- tiara
- banner
- free haircut/style at SWAG by Holly. Offer expires Feb. 28, 2022; appointment required well in advance.

Little Miss/Teen/Miss/Mrs. Long Beach and Southern California CitiesMrs.
- $1,500 appearance contract from the Community Action Team (CAT)
- tiara
- banner
- free haircut/style at SWAG by Holly. Offer expires Feb. 28, 2022; appointment required well in advance.

RULES
NOTE: Masks are required in the indoor dressing and restroom areas. Masks are not required outdoors.
1. Once on-site on pageant day, delegates can no longer get help from anyone (including other contestants) with their hair, makeup, and/or dressing (helping someone to zip up is fine). Little Miss can get help from their parent/guardian.
2. Age requirement. NOTE: there is a two-week grace period on these age ranges: Miss delegates must be 19 - 30 years old on pageant day and never married and no children. Teen delegates must be 13 -18 on pageant day. Little Miss delegates must be 6 - 10 years old. Ms. delegates must be age 31 & older and not legally married; or age 18+ and previously married, but currently not legally married. Mrs. delegates must be at least 18, and married at least 21 days on pageant day. Documentation (copy of government-issued ID, driver's license, marriage certificate, etc.) required for verification.
3. "Long Beach" delegates must live, work, go to school, or attend a place of worship regularly in Long Beach, or volunteer regularly in Long Beach. "Southern California" delegates must live, work, or go to school within Southern California. Documentation must be provided for verification.
4. Teen, Miss, and Ms. delegates agree to not marry until the obligations as a delegate or as a titleholder have been fully discharged. If they get married during their reign, they would no longer be the titleholder. Delegates agree to notate that on her info sheet when submitted to the pageant director.
5. Delegates must be a citizen of the US, hold a green card, have a work or school visa, or be currently enrolled as a student with ID.
6. Delegate must represent and warrant that she is a female. recognized medically and legally as a female in the United States.
NEW: If her gender or sex designated at birth was not female, she must represent and warrant that: (a) she has fully completed sex reassignment (which can be certified by a physician, if requested Pageant Director); and (b) and she received and can provide (if requested by Pageant Director) legal recognition of her assigned sex as female by the U.S. Federal government or her U.S. state of residence. Documents acceptable for such legal recognition include: driver’s license or ID card issued by her state of residence, birth certificate, U.S. Passport or Social Security card.
7. If a delegate has ever been convicted of a felony or other crime, she agrees to write that in a note to the pageant director before the night's competition. This pageant believes in second chances and forgiveness.
8. Mrs. delegates must be legally married (and living together and not separated) for at least six months (180 days) by pageant day. Documentation required for verification (i.e. marriage license). The Mrs. titleholder must remain married and not separated from their spouse (same spouse as on pageant day).
8b. The pageant welcomes Ms. and Mrs. contestants who have kids and/or who are pregnant.
8c. It is okay to have been previously divorced.
8d. Legal same-sex marriages are very welcome.
9. Violation of pageant rules or contract is reason for immediate disqualification from the pageant or removal of the title and the return of all prizes, money received, and forfeiture of any appearance fees owed. The pageant director reserves the right to remove titles or delegates from the pageant for immoral or illegal conduct, as determined by the pageant director.
10. The pageant will be judged utilizing the categories of interview, evening wear, athletic wear, and on-stage questions. The decision of the judges will be final.
11. Delegates will furnish their own evening wear, athletic wear, and interview attire. The same interview attire should be worn for both the personal interview and red carpet introduction.
12. Delegates will provide their own snacks, meals and drinks on pageant day.

13. Titleholders agree to clear all public appearances representing the title with the pageant director, and further agree not to use the title or make appearances without the consent of the pageant director.
Little Miss/Teen/Miss/Mrs. Long Beach and Southern California Cities14. Entrant may have a modeling or agency contract, but it does not give that entity the right to use the title or reference without written permission from the pageant director.
15. Any applicant entering this pageant under false pretense will, thereby, forfeit the title and all prizes awarded to her.
16. The pageant believes in second chances and forgiveness. We don't like surprises. If there is anything questionable in a contestant's past, please make it known to the pageant director IN WRITING on or before rehearsal begins on pageant day. Otherwise, candidates must represent that they have not and will not engage in any activities which, if disclosed to the public, would bring, or tend to bring, the candidate, the pageant director, the pageant, or any of their subsidiaries, affiliated or related companies into disrepute, ridicule or contempt not limited to, but to include any type of use of illegal drugs, any other illegal behavior or activity, professional or amateur nude or semi-nude dancing or modeling in any sexually-oriented business or club, any type of nude or semi-nude photographs or video tapes, prostitution, any felony conviction, probation or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude.
17. We welcome our titleholders to do other pageants. Delegates must agree that if they win the title, they will not participate in any pageants during the time that they hold the "Long Beach" or "Southern California" titles, unless authorized in writing by the pageant director. We understand that our titleholders may want to go on to other pageants, but get written permission first.
18. Contestants must release, unconditionally and forever, any claim against this pageant, or related companies and their respective officers, directors, partners, employees, agents and assigns, which contestant may have by virtue of their participation or by any use of the contestant's name, likeness, voice and/or biography in connection with the pageant, including use in all promotional and advertising material, with or without compensation.
19. On pageant day, contestants must arrive on time with all wardrobe needs, since they are not allowed to leave the pageant location once they check in.
20. No friends or family members will be allowed in the dressing room or back stage at any time (see Little Miss parent exception below). Teen/Miss/Ms./Mrs. contestants will be responsible for getting their own things to/from the dressing area.
21. Little Miss candidates can have one parent/guardian in the dressing area, but not in the backstage area (that parent will need a ticket to enter the area where the pageant takes place).
If a Mrs. contestant also has a daughter competing in the Little Miss division, the parent can assign another adult to oversee her daughter in the dressing area during rehearsal and during the pageant.)
22. Delegate will be on time and conduct herself in a courteous, professional manner at all times during the pageant and while representing a pageant title.
23. Judges scores and comments will not be shared. Contestants should not address judges after the pageant concerning their participation in the pageant.
24. Little Miss delegates may NOT wear makeup, nor nail polish (clear or colored) and may not enhance themselves with false teeth, lashes, hair extensions, wigs, spray tans, etc. This is a "natural" Little Miss pageant. They may wear clear chapstick with no gloss and no glitter. Age-appropriate earrings are okay.
25. No contestant may draw on muscles or the appearance of muscles with makeup, patina or spray tanning.
26. A contestant and titleholder may not incur or authorize to incur, any debts on behalf of the Pageant.
27. Fees and ticket sales are not refundable or transferable in full or in part under any circumstances.
28. At least $100 in ticket sales must be paid in full at least 48 hours prior to the pageant. If entering within 48 hours of the pageant, a delegate must still sell $100 in tickets or pay the balance in cash when she arrives pageant morning for rehearsal.
Little Miss/Teen/Miss/Mrs. Long Beach and Southern California Cities29. A titleholder's reign may or may not be more/less than 365 days -- all depending on the date selected to hold the next year's pageant.
30. Titleholders agree to not add any jewels or additions to the banner that is provided.
31. Contestants and titleholders will not give any written or verbal endorsement of any mercantile commodity or commercial or charitable organization without obtaining specific written authority from the Pageant Director.
32. A titleholder cannot hold the same "Long Beach" or "Southern California" title more than once, but you can compete for another title (in the same age division or another division) if you qualify and after you sit out for at least one pageant year. For example, Miss Long Beach 2018 can not compete for the title of Miss Southern California 2019.
33. All eligibility issues are resolved at the discretion of the pageant director.
34. No use of cell phones or cameras in the dressing area -- for privacy.
35. These rules are subject to change or amendment by the pageant director.


2022 pageant photos
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