Shelby Thompson Of Brentwood Crowned Miss Tennessee

Sunday, June 23, 2013 - by Wendy King
Chattanooga's Chandler Lawson crowns Shelby Thompson of Brentwood as the new Miss Tennessee
Chattanooga's Chandler Lawson crowns Shelby Thompson of Brentwood as the new Miss Tennessee
- photo by Bryan Huff - Huffoto

Miss Tennessee 2012 and former Miss Chattanooga Chandler Lawson crowned her successor, Miss Capital City Shelby Thompson of Brentwood, at the conclusion of the 2013 Miss Tennessee Pageant lateSaturday in Jackson.  

Miss Thompson, who is the daughter of Miss Chattanooga 1977 Eunice Belew Thompson, receives a $13,000 scholarship and will represent the state at the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City in September.  

The 2012 University of Tennessee at Knoxville graduate in public relations won Friday’s talent preliminary with her classical vocal rendition of “Voices of Spring.

 

Miss Tennessee Valley Hannah Robison of Martin was the second runner up winning a $5,500 scholarship.  Miss Metropolitan Jaclyn Torrento and Soddy-Daisy native and Miss Memphis Hannah Disterdick were among the Top 10 finalists.

Miss Scenic City finished in the Top 12 and Miss Fall Fest Madyson Foster of Cleveland was in the top 15.  

Miss Country Sunshine Maria Shepherd of Cleveland won the non-finalist interview award. 

Left to right are  3rd Runner-Up Miss Music City Elisabeth Oliphint, 1st Runner-Up Miss Greene County Sarah Stokely, Miss Tennessee 2013 Shelby Claire Thompson Miss Capital City, 2nd Runner-Up Miss Tennessee Valley Hannah Robison and 4th Runner-Up Miss Lexington Kyndall Covington after the finale of the Miss Tennessee 2013 pageant Saturday in Jackson.
Left to right are 3rd Runner-Up Miss Music City Elisabeth Oliphint, 1st Runner-Up Miss Greene County Sarah Stokely, Miss Tennessee 2013 Shelby Claire Thompson Miss Capital City, 2nd Runner-Up Miss Tennessee Valley Hannah Robison and 4th Runner-Up Miss Lexington Kyndall Covington after the finale of the Miss Tennessee 2013 pageant Saturday in Jackson.
- Photo2 by Bryan Huff - Huffoto

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