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Gallant crowned Miss McMinnville
Moves on to Miss Tennessee pageant
2 Miss court
The inaugural Miss McMinnville court includes, from left, first runner-up Alex Wallace; Miss McMinnville Kristen Gallant, Marybeth Arnett, second runner-up; and Madison Hurst, third runner-up. Gallant also won the interview and swimsuit competitions. - photo by Margaret Hobbs
Lovely Kristen Gallant became the first Miss McMinnville Saturday in the pageant held at Warren County High School. Gallant competed with seven other girls vying for the title that will enable her to compete at Miss Tennessee in June. The contestants were judged in talent, evening gown and swimsuit categories, along with an extensive interview with the judges prior to the event.The 17-year-old is a student at both Pigeon Forge High School and Walter State Community College.