The Ms. New Hampshire Senior America Pageant 

Ms. West Virgina Senior America

​​ The Ms. Senior America Pageantis the world's first and foremost pageant to emphasize and give honor to women who have reached "the age of "Elegance".  It is a search for the gracious lady who best exemplifies the dignity, maturity and inner beauty of all senior Americans. 

The Ms. Senior America Pageant

& Ms New Hampshire Senior America Pageant

Philosophy is based upon the belief that seniors are the foundation of America, and our most valuable treasure.  It is upon their knowledge, experience and resources that the younger generation has the opportunity to build a better society.
To Senior Ladies:
Share your experience. knowledge and enthusiasm for life.  Be part of the national movement to dispel the myths of aging. 
To Organizations:
There are many women deserving of recognition.  Help us in honoring the "Age of Elegance" by sponsoring and contributing to this exciting and constructive program.  Thank you in advance for your support of our local Pageant. 
For more information on the Ms. NH Senior Pageant or to be a contestant, please contact us on our contact page
Contestant Information:
The Ms. Senior America Pageant is an exciting combination of talent and inner beauty, along with individual fulfillment and elegance.
More than a "beauty pageant". it is what America is about... a re-affirmation of life and self-worth, of laughter and tears, of inner beauty and outward charm.
By giving women 60 years of age and older an opportunity to display their "inner beauty", talents and elegance, the Pageant seeks to draw attention to the achievements of senior women.  The Pageant motivates and encourages women to utilize their full potential and shares a positive outlook on life with others.  Participants represent a cross section of New Hampshire in all fields of endeavor.
The Ms. Senior America Pageant is a National Non-Profit organization that depends on sponsors and volunteers to continue to present the positive aspects of aging and to act as an educator. 
The Ms. Senior America Pageant allows sponsors to celebrate the vitality of today's senior woman and to applaud her accomplishments in the community, state and nation.  Please join us in the endeavor. 
Judging Procedure:
Each delegate, or contestant, meets individually with a panel of judges.  This is her opportunity to demonstrate her personality and conversational skill, and begins the judge's task of selecting the lady who best meets the ideals of Senior America.
Evening Gown:
Senior America believes that the woman makes the clothing--with her taste, style and knowledge of what's right for her.  During this event the judges seek the contestant whose poise and grace best illustrate the "Age of Elegance"
Philosophy of Life:
The Pageant recognizes physical fitness, but seeks to emphasize that true beauty is a matter of insight as well as eyesight.  Each contestant shares her personal "philosophy of life"  with the audience so that the judges may develop an insight into each lady's own inner beauty.
Ms. Senior America demonstrates that talent does not diminish with age, and should continue to be shared.  Each contestant presents her talent, whether music, dance, comedy, drama, poetry, art, crafting or other special skill and demonstrates the extraordinary, and ongoing, gifts of today's senior women.
Contestant interviews are held in advance, and judge's interview scores are submitted to the tabulator.  Evening grown, Philosophy of Life and talent scores are added to them as the judges view the delegates on stage.

History of Senior America
The History of Senior America dates back to 1971 when Dr. Al Mott. a young 20th Century-Fox recording artist, had just graduated from Divinity School and was searching for his first ministry by working on a crisis hot line.  He realized that many senior women were calling in with problems rooted in a loss of self-worth after having raised their family.  Could he find senior women as role models and present their stories of adversity, achievements and hope?  With his experience in the entertainment world, The concept of a pageant was first tried in Long Branch, NJ. in 1972.  A huge success. the senior pageant went national in 1980 and today, as Senior America Inc., a non-profit organization, it is the foremost national pageant of its kind in America.

To increase the impact of these superb role models, sisterhoods of "Cameo Clubs" have been formed in most states, including New Hampshire.  The only membership requirement is to have been a contestant.  The Cameo Ladies provide inspiration and encouragement by performing at VA Hospitals, Senior Centers, Assisted Living and Nursing Homes, (and even the White House in 2000), wherever they can help by spreading their vitality and love of life.

View the pages of our web site here and read all the special information about Ms. New Hampshire Senior America and who our present  and pass queens are and what made them special to wear the Crown of Ms. New Hampshire Senior America.

You may also view the web site of the Ms. Senior America.
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Ms. NH Senior America Pageant Director 

                    Carolyn Cottrell 

Board of Directors
Ms. NH Senior America is made up of m
any ages. 

You do not have to have reached the age of 60

or have been in a pageant to become part of our family.

We welcome women and men to join our group.  If you are interested in becoming part of Ms. New Hampshire Senior America or wish more information.

Please go to our contract page and email us. 

We would love to hear from you.