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Pageant Information

Contestants vying for the state title of Miss Black Mississippi or Tennessee Talented Teen, Miss or MS USA 2025 will do the following-  

1 Complete the online application before the March 1, 2024 deadline. 

2. Schedule and complete your interview with the Miss Black Mississippi/Tennessee State Pageant Staff.

3. Submit requested materials requested by the State Pageant Staff. 

4. Participate in scheduled meetings and programs organized by the Miss Black Mississippi or Tennessee State Pageant Staff.  

5. Compete in the 2025 Miss Black Mississippi State Pageant August 31 - September 2, 2024, in Jackson, Mississippi, or the 2025 Miss Black Tennessee State Pageant October 11 - 14, 2024 in Chattanooga, TN.

All additional questions can be submitted to the State Pageant E-mail, or


FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: What is the Miss Black Mississippi USA or Miss Black Tennessee USA Pageant? 

A: Miss Black Mississippi USA and Miss Black Tennessee USA Pageants are the official state preliminary competitions to the Miss Black USA pageant. 

Q: What are the age divisions for the Miss Black Mississippi USA or Miss Black Tennessee USA Pageant?

** As of January 1, 2024

A: Talented Teen, 13 - 19

Miss: 20 - 27

Ms. 28 - 45

Q: How would you qualify to compete in Mississippi or Tennessee?

A: Be a resident, student, or employee within the state of Mississippi or Tennessee, Single and have not birth to a child (except for Ms. Division), and of African descent

Q: What are the areas of competition?

A: Personal Interview, Fitness, Talent, Evening wear & On-Stage Question

Q: Where's the link to apply?

A: Apply here for Mississippi and here for Tennessee. 

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