On Saturday, September 27, 2017, the Little Miss Hampton pageant is scheduled to make its debut at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. There are four pageants planned for Hampton this year others include Tiny Miss Hampton for ages 0 to 4 years, Little Miss Hampton ages 5 years to 12 years of age, Miss Teen Hampton for ages 13-19, Mrs. Hampton ages 20 and up. This year’s pageant hopes to be one of the most exciting ever, in that, it will not only highlight the talents of the young ladies that register but it will showcase their academics as well. Pageant founder Ms. Veronica A. Davis who is known for promoting academics says, “It’s time that the focus of pageants moves from bathing suits to books. The pageants that I oversee in the seven cities will put emphasis on academics. Contestants must be able to provide letters of references from their teachers and principals write and essay about their academics. For those who are home schooled letters from parents and the same essay. ”
The Little Miss Hampton pageant is open to girls 5 years of age and up, who are residents of Hampton and Langley, receiving academics in the public, private or home school settings. The selection process for receiving a title is done by submitting a completed registration, photo, an essay on academics, letters of references for school/parents, talent, beauty, and beachwear.
Those who register for the pageant will be taking a step towards being apart of what will grow to become one of the most prestigious pageants in Virginia. Ms. Davis states that she would like for the pageant to provide scholarships and fund educational programs within each of the seven cities as the pageant grows across the Hampton Roads area. Next year she will host Miss Hampton Roads where all the winners will return to compete for the top title and a cash prize.