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
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-
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