Katherine Jane Tubb, 18, has earned her spot in the next Miss Tennessee competition to be held in June in Jackson. She was crowned Miss Banana Pudding Festival in the second annual competition held at Columbia State Community College. She was crowned by reigning queen Stephanie McCain from a field of six contestants. She was also awarded the title of Miss Congeniality.
"I’m so happy to be representing my hometown of McMinnville at the Miss Tennessee Pageant," said Tubb. "I have always told myself that success is not measured by how many times you are on top, it is simply measured by going that next step further than I did before. I was succeeding all along. Not from being on top but by getting that next step closer to my goal each time."
Contestants must have a platform to present, and Tubbs’ is Live, Laugh and Love to Hear – Awareness for Hearing Impaired Children and Teens. She competed in evening gown, interview and talent categories. Her talent presentation was dancing en pointe ballet to "The Suite to Forrest Gump."
She is a senior at Warren County High School, where she is a four-year member of the Pioneerette dance team, student body secretary and HOSA treasurer. She is a student at Paula’s Dance Academy, and a member of Westwood Church of Christ. Her proud parents are Joy and John Tubb.