Recruitment for 2016 Cultural Pageant Participants

Contact Iris DeLopez at prusamerica@gmail.com for recruitment dates

Download the 2016 Recruitment form and email it to prusamerica@gmail.com or mail to PRPFC, P.O. Box 447, Bridgeport, CT 06601

2016 Advertisement Form

We hold Cultural Pageants to inspire pride, self-confidence, and self-esteem in our children and young adults. Our Cultural Pageants consist of the following Titles:

Little Mr. Puerto Rico and Little Miss Puerto Rico – Ages 7 to 10

Mr. Teen Puerto Rico and Miss Teen Puerto Rico – Ages 11 to 15

Mr. Puerto Rico and Miss Puerto Rico – Ages 16 to 21

The pageant’s goal is to educate and inspire contestants to develop confidence and teamwork. Most of all, it aims to give them an appreciation for the richness of their Puerto Rican heritage. Each contestant chooses a town in Puerto Rico, usually their parents’ or grandparents’ hometown, and is required to learn the history of that community. This competition inspires pride, self-confidence, self-esteem and provides an opportunity for the participants to learn about their roots, language and heritage.

The pageant is not a beauty pageant but a cultural pageant. The pageant participants enter a cultural contest in which talent, poise and other personal qualities are demonstrated. The participants are required to create a cultural costume in which they will be judge on, of the town they are representing and write a description of their costume.

They are eligible to win a cash prize and other prizes. The title winners in each division will be crowned and officially be known as Little Mr. and Little Miss Puerto Rico, Teen Mr. and Teen Miss and Mr. and Miss Puerto Rico of Fairfield County.

The participants must be Puerto Rican or of Puerto Rican Ancestry. Be a resident of Fairfield County; currently enrolled in school. Must be single, never been married, and never have had any children . The title winners will represent the Puerto Rican and Hispanic community throughout the year in civic functions, activities and other affairs. The Kings and Queens along with the Honor Court will lead the Puerto Rican Parade of Fairfield County in Bridgeport on a float dedicated to them.

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2015 Contestants

Performing their Cultural Group Dance. Evolution of Dance – Choreographed by Celia Ortiz, Starting with the Taino Indians, La Danza, Bomba y Plena.

2015 Royal Court and Honor Court

Little Miss Puerto Rico – London Diaz
1ra Princesa Little – Denisse Rodriguez

Teen Mr. Puerto Rico – Ariel Duce Vazquez

Teen Miss Puerto Rico – Destiny Delgado
1ra Princesa Teen – Regina Martinez

Miss Puerto Rico – Des’Ree Vazquez

Mr. Puerto Rico – Justin Algea
1er Principe – Angel Rosado

Pageant Categories

Traje Tipico/Cultural Costume
Talent
Formal Wear