About Us

The Purchase District Pageant, based in Western Kentucky, and covering Ballard, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian, Crittendon, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Lyon, Livingston, Marshall, McCracken and Trigg counties.   We strive to make each one of our contestants feel like family.  We understand that the pageant world can be expensive and the experience must be worth the time and effort put into preparing for competition.   Run by family and close friends, no matter if you have done 100 pageants or this is your first one, the PDP staff strives to make everyone feel welcome and prepared.   Our staff will work with you during rehearsal to ensure you know exactly what is expected during all areas of competition.  PDP believes strongly in every girl striving for their excellence and is a huge supporter of community service, with its motto being “It’s not about the size of the crown you wear, but the size of the impact you make while wearing it is the most important.” 

We are a 501(c)3 with proceeds going to fund youth activities and education scholarships.

Areas of Competition & Scoring Breakdown

Purchase District pageant contestants will compete in:





Round Robin Interview: All contestants compete in a round-robin style private interview for 3 minutes per judge. Political questions are not permitted. Scoring is based on the contestants grace, charm, self-confidence, and her ability to communicate, as well as the quality of her answers. Private interview accounts for 25% of the overall score.

All contestants will choose an interview outfit of their choice. Please choose an outfit that you find appropriate for an interview setting, and that reflects your personal style

Formal Wear: All delegates compete on-stage in the evening gown of their choice to show their poise, confidence and personal style. Evening gown accounts for 25% of the overall score.

All contestants must have a full-length evening gown of their choice.

On Stage Question for Top 5: The top 5 finalists in each division compete in on-stage question. Each delegate in the Jr. Teen, Teen division is given 30 seconds to answer a pre-determined question, while Miss delegates are given a 1-minute press conference style questioning from the judges. Political questions are not permitted, this counts for the final 25% of the contestants score.

Swimsuit for Teen and Miss, Pre Teen and Jr Teen in Sportswear Outfit:  Pre Teen and Jr. Teen delegates compete on-stage in sportswear outfits to show off their personality, while Teen and up compete in swimsuit to display their physical fitness and on-stage confidence. This portion of the competition accounts for 25% of the overall score.

Sportswear t-shirts should be matched with black shorts and white tennis shoes. For swimsuit, a two-piece bikini or one-piece swimsuit of your choice.

Cost of Participation

Entry Fee: $150  (no applications taken after 10/15)


Official T-SHIRT PRE-ORDER is included in Entry Fee

All contestants participating in the pageant are required to purchase the Official PDP T-shirt to wear for the opening number and introductions.  T- Shirts MUST be pre-ordered with your entry - cost $15 and is included in entry fee. For opening number - T-shirts will be worn with black leggings/yoga pants (cropped or long) and dark tennis shoes.  These shirts will be reserved for you at check-in.


Meet The Team

Mel Doughty

Promotions Manager

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Laura Doughty

Pageant Director
Executive Producer

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Pat Doughty

Production Assistant

Beth Ann Bearup


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Petra Crutchfield


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Marcia Broadbent


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