Because of our strong preliminary pageants, Arkansas is definitely unique compared to other states! Very few state pageants have more than 40 contestants competing for the state title. Yet, unlike our state, many states with over 30 contestants have different opportunities for contestants to qualify for the state pageant. Arkansas is one of the very few that awards only one crown per preliminary. Other states may present 2-4 different crowns to the top contestants in a single preliminary pageant. The smaller states hold open state pageants, where anyone can sign up to compete for the state title without winning a preliminary pageant. I consider the Miss Arkansas Organization a huge success because of our strong preliminary pageants, which are only possible because of the directors and volunteers!
Women's Inc. Magazine released the article on Laine Berry and The Royal We. I was tickled for her, and happy to be on the front page of the magazine!
The girls that scheduled the Perryville assembly.
Being introduced by President and Vice President!
All contestants competing in Miss OBU
Kirt, Mary Lacey, me, and Justin