2020 Miss Upper Peninsula Pageant goes virtual
A recorded viewing of the Sept. 12 evening results will be posted online.
MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Strutting in style on the virtual stage.
It is quite the unique fashion statement for contestants of this year’s Miss Upper Peninsula USA and Miss Upper Peninsula Teen USA Pageant. They will have until the 3 p.m. deadline on Saturday, Sept. 12 to submit their modeling videos -- which highlights the virtual onstage competition. The audition will then follow with one-on-one Zoom meetings for the interview portion of the event.
The producers of the pageant, JLSW Design LLC, have rescheduled twice and covered every precautionary measure in the planning stage in hopes of hosting the event live. The virtual format remained the best and safest option. Still, they said the contestants are remain fully onboard and excited about the distinctive format this year.
“(It’s) a really incredible credit to the contestants because they’ve been extremely flexible and just embracing whatever options we’ve had available,” said Producer and former Michigan’s Perfect Miss 2011, Jennifer Timm.
And the competitors just might embrace a key advantage revealed in these options.
“The thing that’s beneficial is that when they compete on-stage they really only have one shot to really feel that they did their best. However, with this virtual option, they can record or re-record if they don’t feel that it’s their best presentation of themselves,” Timm said.
The announcement of 2020′s Miss Upper Peninsula USA and Miss Upper Peninsula Teen USA is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12. The event will not be made available live. The video recording of the results will be uploaded for public view via JLSW Design’s Facebook Page -- here you can also view all contestants and even vote for the ‘most photogenic.’
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