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QUEST TO CROWN

MERFOLK ROYALTY

ABOARD THE VALIANT LADY

MIAMI MERMAIDEN VOYAGE

 

October 30 – November 5, 2022

Miami, Honduras, Mexico & the Bahamas

     We’re excited to announce the world’s first mer-competition held aboard a gorgeous Virgin Voyages cruise ship! This exclusive event will feature mermaids and mermen from around the world as they sail the Caribbean to compete in underwater skills and pageantry for the honor to be crowned King of the Seas & Queen of the Seas — with one Grand Prize Winner receiving the trip of a lifetime with Virgin Voyages around the charming coats and iconic isles of Greece.

Produced by Miss Mermaid USA directors Lauren Chu & Chelsi Wilkerson, you can now apply — but keep in mind, applications are only open October 12th-17th for this once in a lifetime opportunity.*

*** UPDATE! APPLICATIONS HAVE RE-OPENED FOR REMAINING TITLES!

The contest to select 20 Winners to compete aboard the MerMaiden Voyage is complete, however we still have more titles to award! Due to the overwhelming response from those who would like to be a part of our royal family, we have decided to re-open applications so that we can continue to award titles to empower more mers with their deserving activism platforms! We seek to give a voice to merfolk everywhere so that the humans will hear our call to support our seas and communities. Together we can be the change we wish to SEA in the world:

  • NATIONAL TITLES: We can award one King and one Queen title per US or Canadian state.

  • INTERNATIONAL TITLES: We can also award one King and one Queen title per country (you can represent your ethnic roots regardless of where you currently live).

  • All national and international titles are eligible except for those announced in our Top 20.

 

  • This is an inclusive competition that celebrates diversity of:

    • All ages

    • All marital statuses

    • All body types

    • All experience levels (BYO mermaid tail)

    • All countries and nationalities (valid passport required)

    • All genders or identities (contestants of any gender can choose to identify as Mermaid Queens or Merman Kings)

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CONGRATULATIONS

TO THE TOP 20

 

Mermaids & Mermen from around the world applied and the Top 20 have been awarded National & International Sea Queen and Sea King titles!

Our Top 20 win a 6-Night Caribbean voyage on Virgin Voyages’ Valiant Lady for the competition!

 

 

​Follow their quest as they voyage from Miami October 30 – November 5, 2022 with stops in:

  • Roatán, Honduras

  • Costa Maya, Mexico

  • Bimini, Bahamas

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TOP 3 WINNERS

 

Both mermaids & mermen compete together in the same competitions featuring mer-skills, costuming and pageantry, with the top 3 numerical scores receiving the 3 following titles. 

  • King of the Seas (highest scoring merman)

    • Sash & Title

    • Winner’s Crown

    • Additional sponsor prizes

  • Queen of the Seas (highest scoring mermaid)

    • Sash & Title

    • Winner’s Crown

    • Additional sponsor prizes 

  • Regent of the Seas - Runner Up (next highest scoring mermaid or merman)

    • Sash & Title

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GRAND PRIZE

AT THE PAGEANT FINALE

 

Once the King of the Sea and Queen of the Sea are crowned, the highest scoring mer wins the Grand Prize!

  • 7-Night voyage around Greece on the Mermaiden voyage of Virgin Voyages’ Resilient Lady. Set sail on their Greek Island Glow voyage with stops in Santorini, Rhodes, Bodrum & Mykonos. Your voyage includes:

    • Roundtrip airfare for 2 to Athens, Greece

    • Sea Terrace Cabin for 2

    • Once on board, all contestants' cabins, meals, wifi, gratuities, fitness classes, and essential drinks (water, soda, juice) are included.

    • May 14-21, 2023

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12 SUPERLATIVE AWARD SASHES

“Best Mersona”

Mer with the best in-tail Character Curation

“Fantasy Fashion Fish”

Mer with most Unique Style

“Most Glamorous Mer”

Mer with the most Elegant Style

“King of the Runway”

Merman with the Best Walks

“Queen of the Runway”

Mermaid with the Best Walks

“Most Magical Mermaid”

Mermaid with the best Underwater Performance

“Most Magical Merman”

Merman with the best Underwater Performance

“Most Talented Mer”

Mer with the best Talent Act

“Mer Congeniality”

Most beloved teammate chosen by other Mers 

“Sailor’s Choice Award”

Voted on by Sailors of the Royal Court

"Cultural Ambassamer"

Mer with the best National Costume

"The Change You Wish To Sea"

Mer with the strongest Activism Platform

Art by Mermaid Zari

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