The National Pageant


Teen contestants must be age 14-19 as of January 1 of the competition year

Miss contestants must be age 20-29 as of January 1 of the competition year

Must be a natural born female

Must be a U.S. Citizen

Must have never been married or given birth

Private Interview - 15% of the Overall Score

Each contestant will interview with a panel of judges for 3 minutes. This gives the judges the opportunity to learn about each delegate and glimpse her personality.

Evening Gown - 30% of the Overall Score

Each contestant will compete on-stage in evening gown. The judges do not judge the gown itself but rather the girl in the gown and her poise. Gowns must be floor length and age appropriate.

Physical Fitness - 15% of the Overall Score

Each contestant will compete in the physical fitness competition sponsored by Spartan. Contestants will run the Spartan Course at the Arnold Sports Festival and will be awarded points based on the time it takes to complete the course.

Athletic Wear - 30% of the Overall Score

In this segment of the competition, the contestants will model athletic wear that compliments her own personal style. Team names are prohibited, and the outfits should be relatively free of logos. Tennis shoes must be worn. Dress shoes and sweatpants are prohibited.

On-Stage Question - 10% of the Overall Score

The top 5 contestants will be asked an on-stage question that will account for the final 10% of the total score. Each contestant will have 30 seconds to answer an age-appropriate question.


The 2020 Miss Arnold Fitness Pageant will be held March 6-8, 2020 in Columbus, Ohio as part of the annual Arnold Sports Expo.


Our host hotel for the 2020 pageant will be announced shortly with a reservation link. A special rate is being reserved for our finalists and their families.

Schedule of Events

*This schedule is subject to change*

Friday, March 6, 2020

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Host Hotel TBA

Contestant Check-In & Welcome Meeting

Come learn about the pageant & the year ahead from Pageant Director Stephi Williams & her team. We will go over the weekend schedule and answer any questions about the competition and festival that contestants and parents may have.

7:00 PM

Convention Center – Battelle Hall

Fitness Competition at Battelle Hall

We will be in the audience to watch and support the Fitness Competition for the Arnold Sports Festival.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

9:00 AM
Room TBA

Contestant Interviews

Contestants will interview with the judges at scheduled times posted the week of the pageant in the pageant group. As soon as your interview is complete, you can change into your provided activewear outfit for physical fitness.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM



1:00 PM

Visit to the Lorimer Suite

Contestants will be escorted to the VIP Lorimer Suite to meet with Arnold Sports Festival CEO Jim Lorimer and get a special view of the convention hall.

2:00 PM

Police Escort through the Convention Center to Meet the Bus

All contestants and staff will meet with the Columbus Police Department to be escorted from the Lorimer Suite to the bus loading area to go to the Arnold Kids & Teens Expo for the Physical Fitness Competition.

2:30 PM

Leave the Convention Center for the Arnold Kids & Teen Expo

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Physical Fitness Competition – the Spartan Obstacle Course

Contestants will run the Spartan Obstacle Course and will be awarded points based on their finishing time. The highest score will go to the fastest finish. Scores are awarded by division.

4:15 PM

Return to the Convention Center

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Pageant Rehearsal

We will go through the walking pattern, show flow, and opening during this rehearsal.

6:00 PM – 8:45 PM

Dinner & Free Time to Rest & Change

Dinner on your own. Please change into your outfit for the evening events at this time.


Party with the Pros

This exclusive event is hosted by the Arnold Sports Festival each year for all the competitors. More information will be provided closer to the pageant.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

10:00 AM

Transportation to the Kids & Teens Expo

You will need to bring all of your items and wardrobe for the pageant with you on the bus.

12:15 PM – 2:00 PM

2020 Miss Teen & Miss Arnold Fitness Pageant

Regardless of placement, you MUST stay for photos on stage.


Many thanks to Debi Lee for her continued sponsorship

Makeup Artist Shaylyn Ford

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