Capital Area Pageant Organization #CAPO

Miss Virginia, Mrs. Virginia, Kids Pageant, Virginia Pageant, DC Pageant, Maryland Pageant,

Who is CAPO?

CAPO was founded by Dr. Shena Dixon Mason, Esq. It stands for the Capital Area Pageant Organization simply put, we recognize and empower young girls, Women, families and our communities by initiating community fundraising efforts. Contact us to join one of our community fundraising teams.

Wedding Planner, Brides, Virginia

What does CAPO do?

We produce the Miss Virginia United States Pageant, the preliminaries to the National Miss United States Pageant and assist with national recruiting efforts.


We produce CAPOEVENT shows to include bridal shows and NYFW events. We mentor CAPOkids in academic and small businesses through our Fundraising program. 

We guide TEAMCAPO women in business startups & training and We manage the CAPOBrides and CAPOGirls modeling teams and keep them looking beautiful with our in house Hair and Make up teams.  

With CAPOWeddings we help people balance and financially recover from their wedding day. CAPOFit for Women and men's health and Weight loss

Make up, Hair, Bridal, Wedding, Virginia, DC, Maryland, Miss Virginia, Mrs. Virginia, Models

What does CAPO mean?

CAPO in Italian means “BOSS” so that makes us a BOSS Business Family.

CAPO also represents Confidence, Attitude, Poise & Opportunity CAPO creates Cash, Assets, Property & Ownership for people CAPO Cares About People Out loud, without judgement.

CAPO is a movement of people who believe that, as a team, through the power of Women,  We can make broken look beautiful,

We can make strong look invincible, We can walk amongst the universe, with love on our shoulders, and make it look like we all have superpowers.

What is YOUR superpower?

2019 Mrs. United States State Contestant Pageant Application

Contestant Registration Fees Per Division. Competition Fees will be forwarded upon receipt of Application and Registration Fee. Divisions: Baby Miss 12-23 Months ($55) Toddler Miss 2-3 years ($55) Tiny Miss 4-6 years ($55) Young Miss 6-7 ($55) Little Miss ($65) Pre-Teen ($65) Jr. Teen ($75) Teen ($75) Miss ($125) Ms./ Ms. Women ($125) Mrs. ($395 - Sash, Program Book, 1 Free Ticket for Fundraising Workshop)

We love our contestants, so feel free to contact us anytime.


(804) 986-0653 or (833) 663-3223



Mrs. United States National Pageant ®


What are the eligibility requirements for entering the pageant?

We have multiple divisions.  This information will be provided upon acceptance as a contestant.

Are there any height or weight requirements to compete?

No. There are no required height, weight or specific measurements that qualify you to compete. The judges are looking for body proportion, good physical health and personality.

How many contestants will be in the pageant?

The number of contestants varies, as contestants apply and choose to participate. The final number of participants will be determined when the registration process is completed on pageant weekend.

What happens after I submit my information?

After your entry is received, selected entries are reviewed by our committee, who will contact the applicants for a brief telephone interview. After your interview, the committee will consider your application. They will determine if they feel you would make a good candidate for the title. If you are accepted to participate in the pageant, the registration materials will be sent to you.  There are no refunds, including the registration fee.

What are the costs associated with the pageant?

Each contestant is responsible for paying a registration and a sponsorship fee, which covers the production of pageant, meals during the pageant and all pageant related activities. We will provide you with information to help secure sponsorship to cover the cost.

Where can I secure sponsors?

Sponsorship can help defray the costs associated with entry fee, wardrobe, etc. Sponsors can include, but are not limited to your family, friends, local businesses, sororities, organizations and clubs, schools, etc. You may secure sponsors from anywhere around the country.  Take this opportunity to perfect your communications skills. Many local businesses will be supportive when you share your goals with them. If selected, you will receive paperwork to help secure sponsorship. It is possible to not incur any out of pocket expenses.

Do I have to spend a lot of money on my wardrobe?

Not at all. It very important to select outfits that you feel confident in, that best suits your body type and personality. Your personal choice of a gown spans from simple to more elaborate. It is never the gown that the judges are scoring; it’s the young woman wearing it. We provide our sponsors information to you as a resource. Ultimately it is the contestant personal choice.

What is the judging criteria for the pageant?

We have multiple divisions.  This information will be provided upon acceptance as a contestant.

Can anyone assist me with hair and make-up on pageant weekend?

We have multiple divisions.  This information will be provided upon acceptance as a contestant.

Are tattoos or body piercings allowed?

Tattoos and piercing are a statement of your individuality, and it is up to you whether you choose to show them. If you feel that it may be offensive, you may want to cover it.

What happens if I should win and how much time is involved?

There are certain responsibilities that accompany the privilege of becoming a titleholder. We understand the importance of school and family and will make every effort to schedule appearances around that. Appearances includes speaking engagements, modeling, charity events, galas, trade shows, etc. The biggest commitment is your responsibility to represent your state in the national pageant which will be held July 27 - August 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV.

What are the prizes and scholarships should I win?

Our prize package grows from year to year according to sponsors that are obtained.  Since we have multiple divisions.  This information will be provided upon acceptance as a contestant.

Little Miss; Pre-Teen; Teen, Mrs; Miss, Ms.; Ms. Woman; Jr. Teen

Little Miss; Pre-Teen; Teen, Mrs; Miss, Ms.; Ms. Woman; Jr. Teen