Setting The Standard For Latinas In The World of Pageantry!™

 
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REQUIREMENTS, RULES & REGULATIONS

DIVISIONS:

Miss Teen Belleza Latina™
Ages 14-18 and at least 25% Hispanic descent. Must be single and never married as of the start date of the pageant event. 

Must not have ever had a child. This applies to participation in any preliminary pageant (e.g., local, state, provincial, national) leading to the International Pageant. Must remain unmarried during her reign as a state title holder and as the international titleholder should she win. If a Teen is engaged to be married during her reign as Miss Teen Belleza Latina™ she will be disqualified. NO exceptions.

Must be at least 14 and NO OLDER than 18 as of December 31st of the year of the International pageant. Delegates participating in preliminary pageants leading to the International Pageant may be 13 years of age provided that they reach their 14th birthday prior to the start date of the Miss Teen Belleza Latina International Pageant™.

 

Miss Belleza Latina™
Ages 19-29. Must be unmarried. However, may be divorced, widowed or a single mother.

Must be at least 19 years of age as of the start date NO OLDER than 29 as of December 31st of the year of the International Pageant. Delegates participating in preliminary pageants leading to the International Pageant may be 18 years of age provided that they reach their 19th birthday prior to the start date of the International Pageant event.

 

Ms. Belleza Latina™
Ages 30 & Over. May be married, divorced, widowed, single mother. **Must be at least 25% Hispanic descent.

 

Gender :
Entrant must be a naturally born genetic female.

 

Official Language
Spanish & English are the official languages of the Belleza Latina International Pageant™.  It is not a requirement for delegates to speak English or be perfectly fluent in Spanish.

 

ENTRY FEES:

An entry fee is required to enter the Belleza Latina International Pageant™ as an at-large delegate.  The fee amount $900.  Delegate may seek sponsors or may pay the entry fee herself.  Payment may be made by personal check, money order, or PayPal.  Delegates may make payments toward the total entry fee.

Payments of any amount must be made at least every 30 days until the total fee is received.  Failure to remit payment every 30 days may result in loss of title and fees paid.

Delegate's title will be assigned and her crown and sash will be ordered after payment has been received in full by Belleza Latina Pageants, Inc. 

The Belleza Latina International Pageant™ is self-supporting and relies solely upon entry fees to cover production expenses. Production expenses include but are not limited to:  advertising, hotel rentals, theater rentals, performers’ fees, judges' expenses, staging, supplies, prizes, awards, etc.

A significant percentage of the entry fee is directed back to each delegate in the form of crown, sash, meals, entertainment, parties, gifts, and prizes.

 

Refund Policy
All fees paid to Belleza Latina Pageants, Inc. are NOT REFUNDABLE and NOT TRANSFERABLE in full or in part for under any circumstances. This includes, but is not limited to entry fees, advertising fees, pageant admission ticket sales fees, guest meal fees and any other fees paid to Belleza Latina Pageants, Inc. by anyone including, but not limited to, delegates, sponsors, and advertisers.

 

DEADLINES:

The entry deadline is posted on the Belleza Latina International Pageant™ website.  Entry fees must be paid in full by the entry deadline. Preliminary pageants must be concluded by the entry deadline.  There will be no exceptions under any circumstances. 

All required delegate paperwork (e.g., Biographical Information Form, etc.) must be complete and received by Belleza Latina Pageants, Inc. by the paperwork deadline which is posted on the Belleza Latina International Pageant™ website

Delegates may use a different crown and sash photo for the photogenic judging segment and may bring their photo to the pageant finals.

All deadlines are strictly enforced and must be adhered to by entrant and preliminary pageant directors.  Entrant (and director, if applicable) understands and agrees to the following penalty for late submission of required items, including paperwork, photography and full payment of fees by posted deadlines:  A total of 1 point per day per late item is deducted from delegate’s total score.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Photography - Entrant must submit a headshot photo for the Belleza Latina website, a photo in crown and sash for the Official Program Book, and Photogenic Photo as specified in Competition Judging section. Photos may be emailed to ramonita@msbellezalatina.com .

Attire - Delegates provide their own competition and opening number attire.  Other wardrobe requirements will be sent to official delegates.

Travel - Delegates make their own travel arrangements.  Belleza Latina Pageants, Inc. is not responsible for arranging international travel or intervening / resolving disputes involving international travel to the United States of America for the pageant competition.  Belleza Latina Pageants, Inc. will provide entrant with a statement of acceptance into the pageant that verifies delegate status when attaining necessary travel documents.
Hotel - Delegates are required to stay at the host hotel (unless delegate lives close enough to drive from home to pageant events each day).  Delegates and their families must make their own hotel reservations.

Minors- Delegates who are under 18 years of age as of the pageant date must be accompanied by an adult.  Belleza Latina Pageants, Inc. assumes no responsibility for minors.

 

CODE OF CONDUCT:

Entrant affirms that she is and will continue to be a person of good moral character; that she has not committed and will not commit any act inconsistent with the highest standards of public morals and conventions or that will reflect unfavorably on the pageant, its representatives, sponsors and/or licensees; that she has not appeared in nude or provocative photographs for any film or publication prior to, during the preliminary or pageant finals, or during her reign should she become a preliminary Winner, at-large delegate or Belleza Latina International Pageant™ Titleholder.

Delegate will conduct herself in a courteous, professional manner at all times during the Belleza Latina International Pageant™ and while representing a Belleza Latina™ title.

Delegate will not slander or libel other contestants, judges, Belleza Latina Pageants, Inc. staff or anyone else involved with or connected to the Belleza Latina International Pageant™.  Defamatory verbal and/or written remarks against Belleza Latina Pageants, Inc. and the Belleza Latina International Pageant™ will result in immediate disqualification, forfeiture of any and all prizes and awards won, and legal charges. 

Any delegate found publicly posting slanderous remarks on public forums will be immediately disqualified.

Good sportsmanship is expected at all times.  Disruptive behavior before, during, or after the pageant may result in disqualification, removal from the premises, and legal charges.

Delegate agrees to sign a Code of Conduct statement indicating agreement to abide by the terms specified here.  Failure to sign the Code of Conduct statement does not in any way release delegate from responsibility to abide by the Code of Conduct stated here.

All issues related to the Code of Conduct and consequences for violation thereof shall be determined solely and exclusively by Belleza Latina Pageants, Inc.  Entrant agrees to accept such determinations made by Belleza Latina both as to herself and others.

 

Participation in Belleza Latina International Pageant Events
Delegates are expected to be on time and present for all scheduled rehearsals and events leading up to and during the pageant finals. Delegates will lose 1 point for each unexcused missed event.  In the event of illness, a delegate may be excused from attending an event. Belleza Latina Pageants, Inc. President is the only individual with the authority to release a delegate from a scheduled event.

 

International Winners’ Contract:

If selected as a Belleza Latina International™ p ageant winner, delegate agrees to sign a contract stating agreement to arrange and make a minimum of 25 appearances throughout her year’s reign. Appearances may include but are not limited to parades; radio, television and newspaper interviews; and public appearances at events.   Winners are expected to provide Belleza Latina Pageants, Inc. with photos of appearances for the Belleza Latina International Pageant™ website and promotion.  If delegate is unwilling to sign the contract and/or unable or unwilling to fulfill the obligations, the title won and all prizes will be awarded to the first runner up.

The reign of the three overall Belleza Latina International Pageant™ winners (i.e., Miss Teen Belleza Latina™, Miss Belleza Latina™ &, Ms. Belleza Latina™) will commence immediately after crowning and will end immediately following the crowning of their successor.

Belleza Latina International Pageant™ titleholders agree to make monthly contact with Belleza Latina Pageants, Inc. by phone and/or e-mail.

Belleza Latina International Pageant™ titleholders agree to provide Belleza Latina Pageants, inc. with photocopies of articles pertaining to her reign and pictures of appearances for the pageant history scrapbook.

Overall Belleza Latina International Pageant™ titleholders agree that they will not enter any other pageant or compete for any other titles during their year’s reign without the prior written permission from Belleza Latina Pageants, Inc. The Belleza Latina International Pageant™ title is the overall winners' main pageant-related priority.  Winners are expected to give their time and energy to this title and this title only during their year’s reign.  Permission for Belleza Latina International Pageant™ titleholders to participate in other pageants will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Winners may have a modeling, commercial tie-up, personal management and/or agency contract, which contract however does not include, authorize or permit the use of the name of the Belleza Latina International Pageant™, or any other registered tradename, trademark or logo of Belleza Latina Pageants, Inc., or any title designation or reference with respect to the pageant in any manner.

International winners agree to attend the next year’s pageant to crown their successors.  Winners’ travel, lodging, and meal expenses will be arranged for and paid by Belleza Latina Pageants, Inc.

 

Publicity and Promotion
By virtue of participation in the Belleza Latina International Pageant, delegate agrees to allow the Pageant the right to use her name, likeness, voice and/or biographical information for purposes of publicity and promotion now and in the future. Delegate understands that her name, likeness, voice, and/or biographical information may be used on the internet, in print advertising, press releases and merchandise related to the Belleza Latina International Pageant (e.g., t-shirts, tote bags, hats, other apparel, mouse pads, and other promotional materials.)  Delegate agrees to release Belleza Latina Pageants, Inc. from liability for any injury resulting from publicity and promotion.  Delegate agrees to waive any and all compensation for use of her name, likeness, voice, and /or biographical information for purposes of publicity and promotion.

 

Limitation of Liability / Responsibility
a.) Belleza Latina Pageants, Inc., its officers, directors, agents and employees are not liable to entrant for anything whatsoever in connection with any preliminary pageant leading to the Belleza Latina International Pageant.  Preliminary pageant entrant agrees to look solely to the preliminary Pageant Director with respect to all matters relating to her application, rules, regulations, policies, preparation, rehearsal, performance and selection process, and all other matters relating to the preliminary pageant.

b.)  Belleza Latina Pageants, Inc., its officers, employees, and pageant personnel are not responsible for accidents, injury or theft incurred at the time of the Belleza Latina International Pageant or travel to and from.

c.)  Belleza Latina Pageants, Inc. is not responsible for negligence or fraud on the part of pageant sponsors, judges, or contract vendors (e.g., photographer, videographer, etc.) who may be providing products or services to delegates at the Belleza Latina International Pageant.

d.)  Belleza Latina Pageants, Inc. is not responsible for negligence or fraud on the part of the host hotel.

e.)  Belleza Latina Pageants, Inc. is not responsible for arranging international travel or intervening / resolving disputes surrounding international travel to the United States of America for the pageant competition.

f.)  Belleza Latina Pageants, Inc. is not responsible for providing an interpreter for delegates who do not speak or understand English.

g.)  Belleza Latina Pageants, Inc. is not responsible for loss, theft, or damage caused to any and all prizes, gifts, and awards bestowed upon entrant after these items become the property of entrant.  Entrant agrees to incur replacement and/or repair costs to lost, stolen, or damaged items including but not limited to:  crown/tiara, sash, plaques, trophies, etc.

 

Agreement
By submitting the entry form and fee(s) to Miss Belleza Latina, Inc. or Director of any Preliminary Pageant leading to the Belleza Latina International™ Pageant, delegate agrees to abide by all policies, rules and regulations set forth by Belleza Latina Pageants, Inc. Participation in the Belleza Latina International Pageant also indicates acceptance and agreement to abide by all policies, rules and regulations set forth by Miss Belleza Latina, Inc.  Delegate attests that all information submitted to Belleza Latina Pageants, Inc. is true and accurate.  Falsification of information and failure to comply with the policies of Belleza Latina Pageants, Inc. may result in immediate disqualification and/or forfeiture of prizes won without benefit of refund in full or in part at the sole discretion of Belleza Latina Pageants, Inc.