Annabella Grace Culwell was crowned the 25th Little Fairest of the Fair Tuesday at the annual event held during the Warren County A&L Fair. She was crowned by reigning queen Lauren Elizabeth Mansfield.
The 8-year-old is both beautiful and talented. Her Top 10 question was, “What is your favorite song, and can you sing it?” She replied her favorite was “Amazing Grace,” and then took the microphone and sang the song for the crowd gathered in the grandstands. The new Little Fairest is the daughter of Tommy and Erin Culwell, and is a third-grade student at Dibrell School.
Girls joining her in the royal court are Lily Jordyn Rains, daughter of Johnny and Tonya Rains, first runner-up; Aspen Tai Adams, daughter of Lee and Jamie Adams, second runner-up; and Kalia Nevaeh Stewart, daughter of Heather and Hobie Stewart, third runner-up.
In addition to the court, a Top 20 was chosen from the field of 48 contestants. They include: Kiara Blevins, David and Tara Clark, guardians; Karigan Ray Smith, daughter of J.B. and Sherri Smith; Baylee Layne Norrod, daughter of Scott and Jennie Norrod; Brooklyn McKenzie Burkett, daughter of Holly and Bradley Burkett; Chloe Nicole Rogers, daughter of Mary Beth and Marcus Taylor; Dixie Jazlan Hillis, daughter of Nolan and Shenna Hillis; Sophie Rose Crabtree, daughter of Rex and Leslie Crabtree; Addyson Nicole Creighton, daughter of Aaron and Shanna Creighton; MaKayla Cagle, daughter of LeAnn Cagle and Kurt Lusk; Ally Brooke Johnson, daughter of Cassie and Joseph Johnson; Christa Cowan, daughter of Chris and Carrie Cowan; Maddox Rayne Adams, daughter of Lee and Jamie Adams; Camryn Branin, daughter of Jennifer Branin; Alexandria Riley Bonner, daughter of Sam and Kim Bonner; Leela Kate Beaty, daughter of Philip and Candy Beaty; and Keira Reynolds, daughter of Blaka and Nikki Reynolds.
Following the presentation of the Top 20, judges then brought back a Top 10, with each of them asked a question by newly crowned Fairest of the Fair Hannah Turner.
The Top 10 list consisted of Smith, Norrod, Creighton, Cowan, Branin, Beaty, as well as the court members.
Darryl Bouldin was the master of ceremonies.