Miss Chattanooga Christine Williamson’s rendition of “Never Enough” from the film “The Greatest Showman” propelled her to her second Miss Tennessee preliminary victory on Friday night in Jackson when she snagged the talent award and a $1000 scholarship.
The UT-Chattanooga graduate student at the College of Business who had never won a state preliminary round in five years of competing became the only double preliminary winner among this year’s 37 contestants. On Wednesday night, she won the lifestyle and fitness award. The Memphis native who now resides in Chattanooga was the first runner-up last year to the outgoing Miss Tennessee Caty Davis and has finished in the top five three of the last four years.
The 22-year-old undergraduate from the University of Mississippi received a second $1000 scholarship earlier Friday when she and Miss Lexington Madison Snipes tied for the Miss Tennessee State Community Service Award in recognition for her platform Alzheimer’s Awareness. She is Tennessee’s Congressional Advocate for the Alzheimer’s Association and hopes to become a lobbyist upon receiving her Masters in Business Administration.
Should Miss Williamson become Miss Tennessee and win a $13,000 scholarship on Saturday night, she would become the second Miss Chattanooga in six years to win the title (Chandler Lawson 2012) and the seventh overall for the Scenic City Pageants franchise.
The finals will be live streamed at www.EPlusTV6.com beginning at 9pm Eastern/8pm Central.