The contestants must have reached her 16th birthday by Oct. 31 and shall not have reached her 22nd birthday by Oct. 31 of the year when the contest is held. Contestants will be judged from the standpoint of beauty, poise and personality.
At 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, they will compete in shorts attire, followed by formal attire at 7:30. There is also a private showing in bathing attire for judges only.
Five finalists will be selected from the contestants, and a first runner-up and winner will then be selected.