Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 3-year eligibility clock was paused in April, 2020 and will remain paused until after Nationals in August, 2022
Miss Gay USofA Newcomer is open to all biological males who will be at least 21 years of age by the time they compete at the National Pageant.
Contestants must provide Government-issued photo identification.
Contestants may not have won a state or regional title or been a National Finalist in Miss Gay USofA, Miss Gay USofA Classic, Miss Gay USofA At Large, Miss Gay Black USofA or any of the major franchised national female impersonation pageants including: Miss Gay America (MGA), Continental, Entertainer of the Year (EOY), Miss Black Universe Pageants (MBU), Miss Black America (MBA) and All American Goddess (AAG).
Contestants may not have appeared on a Drag Based reality television series.
Contestants may not compete in the Miss Gay USofA Newcomer following the 3rd Anniversary of their first entry to Miss Gay USofA Newcomer.