Mission of the Miss New Orleans Pageant Organization

The Miss New Orleans Pageant Organization is open to young girls and women of all ages to provide the opportunity to promote a platform of community service.

Our mission is to empower woman of all ages to represent New Orleans through service learning to enable the opportunity to promote their education, career, talent and future endeavors. 

The Miss New Orleans Pageant will afford meaningful educational opportunities to the women of New Orleans through recognition and community service.

 It strives to acknowledge the intelligence, talents, moral character and personal integrity of its exceptional participants as they pursue their goals for success.

About the Miss New Orleans Pageant Organization

Established in 1930, the Miss New Orleans Pageant is one of the oldest, continuously running pageant systems in the country.  The Miss New Orleans Pageant has served as a preliminary to: Miss Louisiana USA & Miss Louisiana Teen USA (preliminary to the Miss USA/Miss Universe Pageants owned by NBC Universal); Miss Louisiana (preliminary to Miss America); Mrs Louisiana America (preliminary to Mrs America) & the Miss Louisiana State Pageant.


Over 80 years of Virtue, Intelligence and Beauty.

The Miss New Orleans Pageant Organization Executive Staff
Co-Producer & Co-Director
Toni Fowlkes
Toni Fowlkes
Executive Producer and Pageant Director
Jennifer Nichole Connor
The Miss New Orleans Pageant made history in 2010 when New Orleans native and young entrepreneur, Jennifer Connor produced the 80th Annual Miss New Orleans Pageant becoming the first African American owner and producer in its history. She is not only the first African American to own and produce the local city pageant but the youngest. Jennifer has experience in the field of pageantry and has been active in a variety of other pageants as well, including co-producing & choreographing the Miss Bay Area USA Pageant as well as helping with the production of the Miss Texas USA Pageant, Miss Texas Teen USA Pageant & Miss Houston USA Pageant. She is a native of New Orleans and currently resides in Houston where she works in the Engineering/Operations department for a local Oil & Gas company.   Click here to read more...