Mrs. America Pageant is a beauty competition that was established to honor married women throughout the Unites States. Each of the contestants representing the 50 states and the District of Columbia range in age from their 20s to 60s and earns the right to participate in the national event by winning her state competition. This is where you start - you need to apply to represent your city which qualifies you to compete in the Mrs. New Mexico Pageant in the spring.
Mrs. America is a reality-based prime time television special featuring the most accomplished married women of America. Each year, 51 delegates (all U.S. states plus the District of Columbia) compete for the coveted title.
The winner of the Mrs. America Pageant goes on to compete in the Mrs. World pageant.