RPM Productions

RPM Productions, Inc. has been affiliated with the Miss Universe Organization since 1979. In her first year as state director, Paula Miles, saw her first Miss South Carolina USA, Shawn Weatherly, win Miss USA and travel to Seoul, South Korea and capture the title of Miss Universe 1980! In 1983, the Miss Teen USA pageant was founded and opened up the Miss Universe Organization to a whole new group of amazing young women. In 1990, RPM took over the state of Louisiana, in 1992 it was awarded the state of North Carolina, and in 2011 took over the the directorship of Alabama.

Meet the team

Paula Miles
State Director

Ryan Miles

Anna Boyce
Vice President

Jeri Lyn Ridgeway
Contestant Coordinator

Riley Ridgeway

Miss Universe Organization

The Miss Universe Organization (MUO), a WME | IMG company, creates and advances opportunities for women around the world through its network of relationships across entertainment, fashion and philanthropy. MUO encourages every woman to challenge herself, find her unique voice, and embody the organization’s mission of being Confidently Beautiful. The 10,000 women who participate in Miss Universe programs annually inspire others to pursue their personal and professional goals while making an impact in their communities.


We are accepting applications NOW for the upcoming competition next year! There is no experience necessary! Women above the age of 18 are welcome to apply for Miss USA. Teens aged 14-18 are encouraged to apply for Miss Teen USA! Use the APPLY button below to submit your application. There is no fee or obligation to apply!

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