Welcome to the Official Miss Maryland USA® and the Miss Maryland Teen USA® website! Each year we work to provide a fair environment in which young women have the opportunity to develop skills that will help them win in life by being their personal best in everything they do. The pageant encourages you to build self-confidence, individual pride, and a greater self-awareness. You will make new and lasting friendships and find that the pageant will be a rewarding and worthwhile experience.
Ultimately, two young women will be crowned Miss Maryland USA® and Miss Maryland Teen USA®, we invite you to join us in the journey of a lifetime and possibly become the next MISS TEEN USA®, MISS USA® or MISS UNIVERSE®!
Every woman should have the confidence to stand up in any situation and declare…
“I am secure and that’s what makes me beautiful!” Paula Shugart, President
The Miss Universe Organization believes that confidence is the most important quality for a person to possess. There is nothing comfortable about getting up on stage and competing. Every woman who does, comes off that runway excited and inspired. While some people may think they are just watching a runway competition or a “beauty pageant,” what they are really watching is a young woman feeling more and more empowered, with every step she takes.