Thirty-two contestants from across the state will be vying for the title of Miss Kentucky’s Outstanding Teen 2012.
Competing for the title are Abby Easterling, Miss Jefferson County’s Outstanding Teen, and Allyson Ledford, Miss Harlan County’s Outstanding Teen.
Abby is the daughter of Scott and Maureen Easterling of Winchester and attends Clark Middle School. Her platform issue is “Crowns for Cancer — Promoting Breast Cancer Awareness,” and she will perform a clogging routine to “RESPECT” for her talent presentation.
Allyson is the daughter of Eddy and Kathi Ledford of Winchester and attends George Rogers Clark High School. Her platform issue is “LIFE for Pets,” and she will perform a clogging routine to “Fireball Mail” for her talent presentation.
This year two of the top 12 semi-finalists at the Miss Kentucky’s Outstanding Teen Pageant will be determined by public voting, rather than by the judges’ selection. The two contestants with the most votes will be named as “Kentucky’s Choice” winners and compete among the top 12 semi-finalists on the final night of the Miss Kentucky’s Outstanding Teen Pageant.
Those wishing to participate can visit the Miss Kentucky website, www.misskentuckypageant.com, and vote for their favorite contestant. It is $1 per vote and there is no limit to the number of votes that can be cast.
The pageant will be held at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset. The preliminary phases of competition will be Friday, June 22, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 23, at 11 a.m. The final round will be Saturday, June, 23, at 8 p.m., culminating with the crowning of the new Miss Kentucky’s Outstanding Teen.
Tickets for all phases of competition will be available for purchase at the door.
The winner of Miss Kentucky’s Outstanding Teen moves on to the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant in Orlando, Fla., in August 2012.
More information about the Miss Kentucky Scholarship Organization can be obtained by visiting www.misskentuckypageant.com.