My 16 year old daughter was selected as a "State Finalist" which made her feel valued. When we went to the training for "State Finalists" we were charged $275 (half of the fee to be a contestant, which they call sponsor fee).
To participate in the actual "pageant" the contestant needs pay and additional fee of $50-75.
My daughter spent her $275 which is hard to come by for someone her age. The dates of the pageant don't work for our schedule so I asked for a refund but they have a strict no cancellation policy but the hustle is all that you are to pay to be involved when all the girls that were selected are "State Finalists".
Be warned this is a mill, that they can lure unsuspecting girls into thinking they are part of something that is actually a mirage.