Winners Selected At Scenic City Pageants

Sunday, November 14, 2010 - by Wendy King
From left are Outstanding Teen Alexandria White, Miss Scenic City Leah Beth Bolton, Metropolitan Outstanding Teen Brooke Hudgins, Miss Metropolitan Kyndall Covington, Chattanooga Outstanding Teen Laura Plaster, Miss Chattanooga and UTC student Chandler Lawson, Tennessee Valley Outstanding Teen Madison Snipes and Miss Tennessee Valley Lacey Alford.
From left are Outstanding Teen Alexandria White, Miss Scenic City Leah Beth Bolton, Metropolitan Outstanding Teen Brooke Hudgins, Miss Metropolitan Kyndall Covington, Chattanooga Outstanding Teen Laura Plaster, Miss Chattanooga and UTC student Chandler Lawson, Tennessee Valley Outstanding Teen Madison Snipes and Miss Tennessee Valley Lacey Alford.

The odds are 9-1 that Miss Tennessee 2011 was crowned in Chattanooga on Saturday at the UTC Fine Arts Center.
One of the four women crowned in the Scenic City Pageants could be representing the state and most notably the Chattanooga area at Miss America 2012 in Las Vegas.

The franchise was celebrating its 10th anniversary with the return of several former titleholders including emcee Ellen Carrington, one of three Miss Tennessee winners to emerge from the program started by Rodney Hullender of the Splash! Salon in East Brainerd. As Miss Tennessee 2008, Miss Carrington finished in the top seven at the 2009 Miss America Pageant.

UTC junior Chandler Lawson was selected Miss Chattanooga 2011. Miss Lawson, a political science major who works at law firm Chambliss, Bahner and Stophel, won the interview award. The Tullahoma native, who was Tennessee’s Junior Miss 2008, will be making her second trip to the Miss Tennessee Pageant next June in Jackson. In 2009, she finished in the top 10 as Miss Scenic City.

University of Memphis student Leah Beth Bolton, who attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, is the tenth Miss Scenic City. Miss Bolton, a former Tennessee’s Outstanding Teen, sang and tap danced to “Forget about the Boy” from the musical Thoroughly Modern Millie. She also won the Swimsuit Award.

Memphis Star Search winner Kyndall Covington won the Miss Metropolitan title. Miss Covington, who has several of her musical performances on YouTube, won the Talent Award with her rendition of “A New Life” from the musical Jekyll and Hyde.

University of Tennessee student Lacey Alford is the first Miss Tennessee Valley in three years after pageant officials decided to revive the title. Miss Alford, who was the third runner-up at this year’s Miss Tennessee competition, also sang “A New Life” to earn the judges’ nod.

Four Outstanding Teen winners were selected for the first time in franchise history including Heritage High School junior Laura Plaster who won the Chattanooga title. Miss Plaster sang “I Wonder” for her talent.

Alexandria White of Nashville won the Talent Award for her dance performance and the Scenic City teen crown. Her sister, Kaitlin, was named Miss Tennessee Teen USA last month in Clarksville.

Madison Snipes of Memphis tap danced her way to the Tennessee Valley title. Miss Snipes also won the Evening Gown award.

Brooke Hudgins won the Fitness Award and the Metropolitan crown. Miss Hudgins sang “Unchained Melody” for her talent.

Caty Davis of Knoxville received the Teen Interview Award and was named first runner-up to Scenic City Teen.

Miss Chattanooga -   Chandler Lawson
1st RU   Madeline Littrell
2nd RU Kayla Hockett
 
Chattanooga' OT   -  Laura Plaster
1st RU - Bethany Stout
 
Miss Metropolitan - Kyndall Covington
1st RU - Tillery Throckmorton
2nd RU - Heather Roberts
 
Metropolitan OT - Brooke Hudgins
1st RU - Emma Johnson
 
Miss Scenic City -  Leah Beth Bolton
1st RU - Chelsea Jensen
2nd RU - Jade Irvin
3rd RU - Byrgundy Mallory
 
Scenic City OT - Alexandria White
1st RU - Caty Davis
 
Miss Tennessee Valley - Lacey Alford
1st RU - Katie Kendall
2nd RU - Lauren Wallsmith
 
Tennessee Valley OT - Madison Snipes
 
Swimsuit Award -  Leah Beth Bolton
OT Fitness -  Brooke Hudgins
 
Evening Gown -  Chelsea Jensen
OT Evening Gown - Madison Snipes
 
Interview Award - Chandler Lawson
OT Interview - Caty Davis
 
Talent Award - Kyndall Covington
OT Talent - Alexandria White
Volunteer of the Year - Rachel Nall

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