The International Pageant system has been developed to promote today’s women and their accomplishments. Around the world women are finding this system to be the opportunity to work with others to become positive role models. Being the premiere pageant for women has given International Pageants® a chance to open doors for all women around the world.

Ms. Criteria: Age 21-56 as of July 1st, a resident of Illinois and a U.S. Citizen. Women in this division can be divorced, widowed, single mothers or married to a woman. 

Areas of Competition

Interview (50% of score)

Interviews will be conducted between 5 judges and each contestant. Each contestant will have 5 minutes with each judge. No political or religious questions allowed. Each contestant will need to have a platform for which she will speak on during her year if selected as Ms. Illinois International.

Fitness Wear (25% of score)

Each contestant will wear the official fitness wear of the Ms. International Pageant System.  Each contestant will be judged on being physically fit, energetic, and healthy.

Evening Gown (25% of score)

Each contestant will wear her own personal choice of a floor length evening gown with no cut outs. Each contestant will be judged on grace, poise and elegance in Evening Wear.