Areas of Competition

BEAUTY & INTELLIGENCE in PERSONAL INTERVIEW- 40% 

A MBUS Queen is a knowledgeable woman with well-rounded, clear and concise opinions on a number of subjects.  She is informed, experienced, and able to present her accomplishments as well as organized, and prepared for the job.  Moreover, she has a clear plan of action and a strong ability to communicate with a number of people of all backgrounds.  Our queens will participate in a forum to express their opinions on a wide variety of subjects, as well as participate in healthy debates and discussions on current events.

Personality, Clear Plan of Action, Concise, Experienced, Informed, and Intelligent

GRACE & SOPHISTICATION in EVENING WEAR- 30% 

A MBUS Queen is a woman with elegance, poise, sophistication, and class.  She must radiate a genuine spirit and a natural energy.  Moreover, she should have a commanding presence and a dominating look.  When she walks, she should exclude class, distinction, and independence.  Every queen will be provided training for improving her walk, posture, and on-stage presentation in evening wear.

Grace, Subtleness, Intrigue, Sophistication, and Style

CONFIDENCE AND DISCIPLINE in FITNESS & SWIMWEAR – 20% 

A MBUS Queen needs to be healthy, disciplined, and confident in her own skin.  Our queens learn to live healthy lifestyles, which include regular exercise and nutrition.  Women should learn how to be fit in whatever size they are, reduce body fat percentage to a healthy range, and be able to dress in clothing that flatters their body and shape.  Fitness, beauty, and image consultants will provide tips on making this goal a reality during our queens’ reign.

The fitness competition consists of an active, consistent competition cycle that begins prior to the national competition.  Contestants must strive to adopt a healthy lifestyle and track their progress.  The national competition will feature a fitness component during preliminaries.  All contestants will wear a swimsuit on stage.

Proportionate, Confidence, Toned, Healthy, and Disciplined

COMMITMENT, FOCUS, & SERVICE in PLATFORM INTERVIEW- 10% 

A MBUS Queen has a clear plan of action and a keen ability to communicate to larger audiences.  The single on-stage question is eliminated from our system because during her year of service, our queens will answer more than one question.  She will be answering a series of questions, and will be presenting her platform to millions.  We are looking for preparation, substance, and passion.  Her answers must be supported with clear and well thought-out organization.   The Miss Black United States Program doesn’t believe in giving surprises on stage.  Our queen will be provided media training and will always be prepared for her interviews.

Clear plan of action for platform, knowledge of platform, clear understanding of problems, negative impacts, and resolutions, statistics, and ability to communicate to a larger audience.

Passionate, Clear Plan of Action, Volunteerism, Informed, Community Action, and Alliances