Gold Nugget queen application day Nov. 13 – Paradise Post

The Gold Nugget Museum committee is already on the lookout for the next Gold Nugget Queen.

Next year‘s 63rd Gold Nugget Days are set for April 21-23, 2022 with the crowning of the Gold Nugget Queen on April 21.

The contest is unlike traditional beauty contests, in that the Gold Nugget Queen contestants are judged on the authenticity of the original period costume from the 1850 to 1899 era.

Judges look at the historical accuracy of the dresses itself, as well as the quality of the individual portfolios, poise, demeanor and appearance with the most important part of the contest being the dress.

This year, junior girls graduating in 2023 or senior girls graduating in 2022 are eligible to participate. Additionally, the contestants must be attending school in Paradise, home school, charter school or living on the Ridge.

The Gold Nugget Committee will offer assistance with a sponsor or seamstress.

Applications are available one day only, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 from noon until 4 p.m. at the Gold Nugget Museum, 475 Pearson Road. Anyone can pick up an application for a contestant.