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The 2023 Miss University of Louisville Pageant

DATE: Sunday, November 20, 2022

TIME: 4:00 PM

LOCATION: University of Louisville Student Activities Center Ballroom 

In 2008, the Beta Gamma chapter of the Delta Zeta Sorority at the University of Louisville announced the sponsorship and re-establishment the tradition of crowing a Miss University of Louisville.  This tradition was once part of the university and from our research, the last pageant was held in 1967. In addition, during our research we also learned that the 1952 Miss Kentucky, Joy Williams, was a member of the Beta Gamma chapter of Delta Zeta and a graduate of the University of Louisville!  The Miss University of Louisville pageant is a Miss Kentucky Scholarship pageant preliminary.  The winners of the Miss University of Louisville and Miss Cardinal Country titles move on to represent the winner at the Miss Kentucky pageant.  The winner of Miss Kentucky then moves on to Miss America. 


The Miss University of Louisville and Miss Cardinal Country title is open to all female , full or part time, graduate or undergraduate students. Students must be single, at least a high school graduate and 18 years of age by July 31 and no older than 25 years old as of December 31, 2023. There is no entry fee to participate in the pageant, however, each Miss U of L/Cardinal Country pageant contestant is required to raise $75.00 for each local pageant (+ $35 one time registration fee) for the Miss America Organization ( Only UofL students are eligible for the Miss UofL Title. The Miss Cardinal Country title is open to all students.

The Miss Cardinal Country's Outstanding Teen title is also an open title to any teen eligible according to the Miss Kentucky and Miss America title eligibility requirements. Eligible contestants must be 13 years of age by the Miss KY Outstanding Teen competition and must be no older than 17 years of age as of July 31. Miss Cardinal Country's Outstanding Teen candidates must register for the pageant via the MAO page ($35 one time registration for all MAO prelim) but there is no minimum which must be raised. There is a $125 entry fee to the Miss UofL pageant to enter. For both pageants must be at minimum, 6 months residents in the state of Kentucky. 


Delta Zeta’s core values of scholarship and service are shared by each of the contestants that participates in the pageant each year. Each one is a bright young woman who has made a difference in her community by her many hours of service to many worthwhile causes and organizations as well as a commitment of a minimum donation to the Miss America Foundation.  We applaud all of the contestants for their dedication to making a difference. Delta Zeta raises money for the pageant each year and will present the two winners with a minimum of $3,000 in scholarship money.

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