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Jun 19

Fil FEST USA 2018 coming soon!

Waterside District Welcomes Miss Fil Fest USA Pageant 2017!

Dear Fil Fest ,

Fil Fest USA is pleased to announce that we are looking for our very first Little Miss Fil Fest USA, Miss Teen Fil Fest USA, and Miss Fil Fest USA on October 14th, 2017.The event is open and free to the general public at Townbanke Fountain Park at Waterside, Norfolk Virginia. It will be a full day of cultural festivities with, The Miss FilFest Pageant USA as part of the entertainment program.

The pageant was created to help with raising funds for The Congressional Gold Medallions for the Filipino Veterans. The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest award bestowed by the U.S. Congress to an individual or group who performed a significant achievement that has an impact on American History and culture. We have many opportunities for the girls to help us reach the goal through sponsorship with ads or donations of any any amount in behalf of each girls name.

Pageant competition is a way for a girl to enhance their public speaking and also helps in developing your daughter's confidence and self-esteem. They also need time for developing friendships and learning to support their fellow sister. The pageant is here to celebrate our young ladies and the rich Filipino culture of The Hampton Roads

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve your daughters during this special time of The Miss Fil Fest USA Pageant. As a pageant competitor and crown receiver, I understand and have benefited greatly in my life from the opportunities bestowed through pageantry. Best of luck to all those competing for the crown at Miss FilFest USA.

Tricia Orpilla
Miss Fil Fest USA Pageant Director

Pageant Format

Onstage Interview: This will be conducted during the opening of the pageant after contestants are introduced. They will be asked questions off of a list provided by the pageant. The contestant will pick from a bowl filled with questions from the list and will be asked a total of two questions. Contestants will wear any floor length gown of thier choice.

Talent:Talent can be any type of talent (dance, musical, theatrical, and vocal). The talent performance must not be less than 2:30 and not to exceed 4 min. Failure to comply, will result in deduction of 2 points. Music must be put on a thumb drive or emailed if using pre-recorded music. If you are playing an instrument, please let us know so we will have the correct equipment for you.

Formal: (National Filipino Costume) Any Filipino Floor length style Maria Clara of Butterfly Sleeves Style will be permitted. Headpiece required for this portion. If you need help locating this style of gown, please contact pageant staff.

Winners of each Division will receive Crown and sash. Runner Ups will receive Tiara and Sash Winners and all Runner Ups will be expected to make appearance for Cultural Functions including festivals and parades.

All Contestants will be required to solicit ADS. Minimum of one 1/4 page ad required. Ad Prices are: $100 black and white $75 half page black and white $40 1/4 page black and white $25 Business Card Inside & Inside Cover $150 Color Back Cover $200 Color Ad due date October 6th 2017. Registration of $25 and one 1/4 page ad $40, is the requirement for all contestants. Proceeds from registration and ads will be used to purchase Gold Medallions for the Filipino Veterans Recognition Project.

Age Divisions

  • Little Miss Fil Fest USA 7-12years of age
  • Miss Teen Fil Fest USA 13-17 years of age
  • Miss Fil Fest 18-24 years of age


  • Onstage Interview Possible 35
  • Talent Possible 35
  • Formal Possible 30
  • Additional Titles: Tourism title most ads and tickets sales combined
  • Congeniality title will be decided by the contestants.


  • Reside in the United States
  • Filipino Descent
  • Good Moral Character
  • Single never been married AND NEVER HAD A CHILD


Contact Info

Tricia Orpilla


Sponsor Letter
Message from Tricia

Supporting CGM's

Proceeds go towards Filipino World War II Veterans Congressional Gold Medal (CGM). Click here to learn more.



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