The reigning Miss McMinnville Teen Princess Corbin Hinson can add another title to her roster, that of Miss Tennessee Teen Princess. She added the accolade recently at state competition held in Jackson at the Carl Perkins Civic Center.
Hinson was crowned Miss McMinnville’s Teen Princess in the state preliminary held in October, allowing her to compete on the state level. She was selected Miss Tennessee’s Teen Princess from a field of 25 young women ranging from 13-18 years of age.
The contestants competed in interview, fitness wear and evening gown before a Top 12 was selected. Receiving the title will give Hinson the opportunity to represent the state over the next year as the official spokesperson for the organization.
Local pageant director Susan Burks assisted her in her quest for the title, and is proud for her to represent McMinnville.
“I am very happy and proud for Corbin and McMinnville,” said Burks. “She worked extremely hard preparing for this pageant, and it all paid off.”
Hinson, 18, is a freshman at Columbia State Community College, with plans to attend Tennessee Technological University in the fall. Her parents are Dale and Shelley Hinson of Hampshire.
Her pageant platform, Partners for Parkinson’s, is to help create awareness and support for a progressive disease that affects over 1 million patients in the United States. Hinson chose this platform because her grandmother was diagnosed with the disease at age 56, with her and the family witnessing the frustration of the disease. Her goal is to work with the National Parkinson’s Foundation Moving Day and unite families and communities in the end goal of eradication of the disease.
“I realize this is going to be a crazy but fun year, and I’m very honored to represent McMinnville,” said Hinson. “The people of McMinnville have been very supportive, and I’m going to be sad to give up my title.”
Also during the pageant festivities, Miss McMinnville’s Outstanding Teen Ashlynn Sparks was named to the Top 12 in her competition. She competed in the same categories, with the addition of a talent competition. Sparks presented a vibrant dance routine for her talent.
“Both of the girls did great at the state level,” said Burks. “They represented McMinnville very well and I couldn’t be prouder of them.”