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PEOPLE WATCHING competitionclips 2013 M ISS V IRGINIA USA AND V IRGINIA T EEN USA Out and Debutante. Returning for a sixth consecutive year as host, from Los Angeles, was Lauren Barnette (Fea- tured Pageantry & Prom- Time 2012 Fashion Showcase model, Miss Virginia USA 2007 and Miss Virginia Teen USA 2002) and she was joined by co-host Sam James, a SHANNON SHINES: Shannon McAnally is crowned Miss Virginia USA and poses contestant on NBC’s with her brand new shiny Mercedes-Benz. The Voice. With a live surprise for the contest- he Miss Virginia USA and Miss Vir- ants and audience, a Top 13 was named in- ginia Teen USA finals took place in the stead of a Top 12. Sam provided the Harrison-Jones Auditorium on the campus background music for the competition, of Virginia Intermont College. The two- and his vocal talent far exceeded the al- day State Pageant was intense with con- ready high expectations of the buzz creat- testants competing in Swimsuit, Evening ed by his scheduled performance. Gown, and Personality Interviews. After the Top 5 finalists were named in The dynamic opening for finals night both Teen and Miss, the finalists answered was a Miss USA-inspired Rock the Run- the dreaded final question provided by way Fashion Show, in which each contest- each respective judge, and had their final ant had a choice of four fashion moment in the spotlight as the judges motifs—Rock, Derby Days, Girls Night marked their final ballots. T The Top 5 for Miss Virginia Teen USA 2013 included 4th Runner-up Madi- son Macher, 3rd Runner-up Dominick Fink, 2nd Runner-up Riley Copans and 1st Runner up Skyla Bailey. The winner was Caelynn Miller-Keyes. The Top 5 for Miss Virginia USA 2013 included 4th Runner-up Amanda Jones, 3rd Runner-up Lindsay Knox, 2nd Runner-up Sarah Jones and 1st Runner-up Chantel Hol- land. The winner was Shannon McAnally. After producing the pageant in Vir- ginia Beach the last three years, State Di- rector Kim Nicewonder celebrated the crowning of her 20th Miss Virginia USA by relocating the pageant back to Bristol. A couple weeks before the pageant, Kim announced an exciting new partner- ship with Rick Hill Imports. Thanks to Rick Hill Mercedes-Benz, Shannon is driving a 2013 C250 Mercedes-Benz dur- ing her year as Miss Virginia USA. □ MISS VIRGINIA & TEEN USA Miss Virginia USA __________Shannon McAnally Miss Virginia Teen USA ____Caelynn Miller-Keyes 2012 S UMMER S HINE P AGEANT their Summer Shine t-shirts for introductions. The audience heard a presentation about the Shriners Hospitals for Children along with a video tour of the Chicago Hos- pital and patient stories, including Carolyn’s, who was the inspiration behind Summer Shine as a way to give back for the care she receives as a Shriners’ patient. Later, the audience was treat- SHINING MOMENT: The five new titleholders of the Summer Shine ed to some optional fun from the organization displayed their brand new 2012 titles. contestants with wonderful dis- plays of talent and modeling of ontestants from Illinois, Indiana and the contestants’ favorite outfits. After the Wisconsin gathered to compete in the contestants competed in Formal Wear, 2012 Summer Shine pageant at the Hilton they experienced some family fun, and the Garden Inn in St. Charles, Illinois. Sum- pageant system’s first Mr. Summer Shine mer Shine is an annual fundraising pageant took the runway—an optional fun event for the Shriners Hospitals for Children. for the guys in the contestants’ lives. The contestants started out with indi- Before the big announcement of who vidual interviews with the judges, after would be the next Summer Shine Queens, which time, the competition’s spokesmod- the contestants rocked the runway with els delivered speeches on topics they are the Fashion Show of Gowns. very passionate about. There were five divisions represented The contestants then took the stage in this year, including Young Miss (7 to 9 C 174 PAGEANTRY years of age), Pre-Teen (10-12), Junior Teen (13-15), Miss (19-24) and Ms. (35- 49). The Summer Shine contestants were judged on their Interview, Introduction (including an on-stage question) and For- mal Wear. After the scores were tallied, some ad- ditional awards were handed out. The spe- cial awards were presented to Emma Haag for Photogenic, Casual Wear and Talent (Young Miss); Julia Dable for Casual Wear and Essay (Pre-Teen); Kylee Knox for Tal- ent ( Jr. Teen); Emily Petty for Casual Wear, Essay and Photogenic (Miss); Lisa Riffey for Essay (Ms.) and Kelly Hawthorne for Casual Wear (Ms.). The final crowning results revealed, and the grand winners were declared. □ 2012 SUMMER SHINE QUEENS Miss Summer Shine ___________Coral Johnson Young Miss Summer Shine _______Emma Haag Pre-Teen Summer Shine __________Julia Dable Junior Teen Summer Shine _____Anastasia Jung Ms. Summer Shine _______________Lisa Riffey