ELIGIBILITY

MISS CALIFORNIA USA CONTESTANTS

  • Must be at least 18 but under 28 years of age as of January 1, 2022.

  • Must never have participated in a previous national MISS USA Pageant.

 

MISS CALIFORNIA TEEN USA CONTESTANTS

  • Must be at least 14 but under 19 years of age as of January 1, 2022.

  • Must never have participated in a previous national MISS TEEN USA Pageant.

 

ALL CONTESTANTS

  • Must not be married, never have been married, and never have had a marriage annulled. Must never have given birth to a child, cannot be pregnant or be a parent.

  • Must be of good health and moral character.

  • Must be a citizen of the United States, and at least one of the following must be true:

    • ​She must have resided in her state as her permanent and primary residence for a period of at least 90 consecutive days immediately prior to the start date of the state pageant.

    • She must have resided in California as a full-time student at a school, college or university and will have completed one entire semester, trimester or summer session immediately prior to January 1, and will continue to reside in that state as a full time student at that same school, college or university (although she may have spent or be spending the summer in another state).

    • She is a full-time employee (i.e., she works at least 40 hours per week in the state and she qualifies for unemployment benefits provided by her employer) and has maintained such full-time employment physically in that state for a period of at least 90 consecutive days prior to the start date of the state pageant.