Young women from around the state will compete for glory, glamour and the right to wear the coveted tiara during the Miss Florida Pageant and Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen Pageant at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland.

The 82nd Annual Miss Florida Pageant and Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen Pageant will be held at The RP Funding Center’s Youkey Theatre June 27 through July 1. The Miss Florida Pageant is a preliminary competition to the Miss America Pageant, the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women and one of nation’s largest achievement programs. 

Miss Florida 2016 Courtney Sexton
Miss Florida 2016 Courtney Sexton

Courtney Sexton, Miss Florida 2016, won her title last year when she competed with 47 other young women for the opportunity to represent the Sunshine State. Sexton’s win was the first crowing of a Miss Florida winner in the Lakeland. Sexton competed in the 2017 Miss America Pageant and won the non-finalist Interview Award. In 2008, Sexton won the Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen Pageant.  

The Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen program features young ladies between the ages of 13 and 17 competing for the honor of representing the Sunshine State at the 2017 Miss America's Outstanding Teen Pageant in Orlando. The 2016 Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen, Anjelica Jones, has also served as a goodwill ambassador throughout the state.  

Buying Tickets to the Miss Florida Scholarship Pageant

Tickets for the preliminary competitions and final rounds of the competition are on sale now. Tickets are available at the RP Funding Center box office, by calling 863-834-8111, online at rpfundingcenter.com or by calling the 24-hour ticketing line 888-397-0100. 

Miss Florida Pageant Preliminaries

June 27 - June 29 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Adults: $35.00
  • Children (2-12): $15.00

Miss Florida's Outstanding Teen Preliminaries

June 30 at 4:00 p.m. 

  • Adults: $40.00
  • Children (2-12): $20.00

Miss Florida's Outstanding Teen Pageant

July 1 at 4:00 p.m. (Ticket is also good for Miss Florida Pageant)

  • Adults: $85.00
  • Children (2-12): $40.00

Miss Florida Pageant

July 1 at 8:00 p.m. (Ticket is also good for Miss Florida Outstanding Teen Pageant)

  • Adults: $85.00
  • Children (2-12): $40.0

Please note: Service charges will apply to all ticket purchases and a $5.00 price increase will apply to all ticket sales at the beginning of the week of the pageant.

This summer’s newly crowned Miss Florida will represent the State of Florida at the 2018 Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City and will travel the state promoting her personal platform. Miss Florida also serves as a state ambassador for Miss America’s national platform partner, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and as an official spokesperson for protection and preservation of America's Everglades.

The Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen program features young ladies between the ages of 13 and 17 competing for the honor of representing the Sunshine State at the 2017 Miss America's Outstanding Teen Pageant in Orlando. 

Miss Florida 2016

Courtney Sexton, Miss Florida 2016, won her title when she competed with 47 other young women for the opportunity to represent the Sunshine State. Courtney is from Starke, Florida and received $18,000 in scholarships for claiming the title. 

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