The 2022 Little Fairest of the Fair pageant saw 45 lovely young ladies between the ages of 7 and 9 vying for the title Tuesday night. After approximately three hours, Macie Brooke Pepper emerged from the field to be crowned winner.
Macie is the 9-year-old daughter of Chris and Kelcy Pepper. During the question segment, Macie was asked her favorite color and why. “Blue is my favorite color because blue is the color of the ocean and I love the ocean,” Macie said.
The competition was too close for judges to narrow down a traditional top 10, so a top 12 was named. Earning that honor were Aubriella Rain McClendon, Elliott Sinks, Perry Grae McColloch, Moni Harris, Tylee Mae Herriman, Isabella Caroline Watts, Skylee Faith McCormack, Macie Brooke Pepper, Gwendolyn Anderson, Emory Faith Castillo, Lily Ann Looper and Karigan Elizabeth Patrick.
The Little Fairest court was made up of third runner-up Aubriella Rain McClendon, second runner-up Karigan Elizabeth Patrick, first runner-up Emory Faith Castillo and Little Fairest Macie Brooke Pepper.