The contestants for the Ms. Coastal Bend Senior Pageant are getting ready to hit the stage at 3 p.m. Sunday at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's performing arts center.

This year's nine contestants range from 60-73 years old. One contestant said age has not stopped her from wanting to take the stage. The senior contestants will be judged by their talent, interview skills and their unique philosophy on life.

Tickets cost $10 and are available at local senior centers, City Hall and at the box office at the performing arts center. For more information on the event, call 361-826-3150.