A bevy of beauties enjoyed their time on the stage Saturday in the Miss McMinnville Princess Pageants. The event featured classes for babies through 12 years of age, and was a fundraiser for the Miss McMinnville Pageant. Miss McMinnville royalty assisting during the pageants are Miss McMinnville Kristen Gallant, Teen Princess Kaylee Dixon and Outstanding Teen Anna Grace Smith.
A special visit was made by the reigning Miss Tennessee, and Top 10 Miss America finalist, Hayley Lewis. She visited contestants backstage, signed autographs, and sang “Let it Go” onstage with the 16 Young Miss contestants singing along with her. Her special assistant was Stella Burks, who was dressed as Olaf from the movie “Frozen.”
Baby Miss contestants were presented by their mothers, with cutie Tylee Mae Herriman winning the title. She is the 4-month-old daughter of Tyler and Brittany Herriman. First runner-up honors went to Alissa MiKayla Starr, 5 months, daughter of Michael and TaShonna Starr. She was also awarded with most photogenic, best hair and best dress honors. Contestant Aspen Reese Templeton, daughter of Leslie and Tanisha Templeton, was named best model, best smile, eyes and personality.
Tenlee Cate Medley, 2 ½, won the Petite Miss crown, along with the best personality award. She is the daughter of Chancy and Jay Medley.
First runner-up honors went to Briar Storm Williams, as well as the modeling award. She is the daughter of Lindsey and Andrew Williams. Zoie Ashburn, daughter of Jeremy Ashburn and Trista Johnson, was awarded best hair and eyes honors. Hollyn Caroline Fuston was named most photogenic, and was awarded with best smile and dress accolades. Her parents are Brandon and Kara Fuston.
The Little Miss title was bestowed on Jadian Brianna Keith. She is the 6-year-old daughter of Stephen Keith. Jenna Kate Mullins, daughter of Mike and Tina Mullins, won first runner-up, and prettiest smile honors. Contestant Brooklyn Turner was named second runner-up, along with best model and People’s Choice awards. Her parents are Kevin and Amanda Turner.
Optional awards were also presented: Photogenic, Lanie George, daughter of Jeff George, and Autumn Wanamaker; prettiest hair, and personality, Kaydence Johnson, daughter of Jeremy Ashburn and Trista Johnson; and prettiest eyes and dress to Harper Claire Fuston, daughter of Brandon and Kara Fuston.
Dallis Rayne Melton, 9, daughter of Josh and Peggy Melton was named Young Miss McMinnville, and will have the opportunity to participate in the Miss Tennessee Pageant in June as an Iris Princess for Miss McMinnville Kristen Gallant.
First runner-up was Lauren Elizabeth Mansfield, 9, daughter of Mike and Brandie Mansfield. She was also awarded best dress honors. Meela Walker is the 7-year-old daughter of Justin and Brooklyn Walker, and was named second runner-up, as well as best model. Third runner-up honors went to Arista Isabella Rigsby, 9-year-old daughter of David and Tyroma Rigsby. Leela Kate Beaty, 8, daughter of Candy and Philip Beaty, was fourth runner-up.
Other awards were presented to Jaylian Olivia Jones, eyes, daughter of Jason and Tanya Jones; Breelyn Caroline McGee, hair and People’s Choice, daughter of Wesley Hillis and Chase McGee; Eden Chance Wilson, photogenic, daughter of J and Ginna Wilson; Breanna Gayle Daniel, smile, daughter of Darren and Leslie Parson; and Brooklyn Hampton, personality, daughter of Angela and Paul Bailey.
Addison Jean Puckett, the 10-year-old daughter of Jimmy and Anita Puckett, was crowned Young Miss McMinnville. The fifth-grader was also awarded the smile award. Joining her in the court are first runner-up, and model winner, Bailey Guy, daughter of David and Kelly Guy.
Optional awards were presented to the following: Andrea Shannon McCormick, daughter of Tracy and Brandi McCormick, hair; Katherine Grace Sparkman, daughter of Josh and Katherine Sparkman, dress; and Maddie Smith, daughter of Tammy and Ralph Smith, personality.
Outgoing princesses, Preteen Kataen Shockley, Little Miss Trinity Reynolds and Young Miss Keira Reynolds were on hand making award presentations. The pageants are directed by Susan Burks.