Subject: "Immediately prior" indicates to me the teens will be in a ballroom or other room (not on the same stage as the Miss competition.) It really is a lousy time for the teens (school-wise) and they will be second fiddle all week. But it is cheaper - which seems to be what MUO is looking for.
Author: Plus... who wants to go to another pageant right after you have yours? The more I ponder - the worse I feel for the teens.