Sunday, July 15, 2012
It was a good night for Upstate women as Laurens' Ali Rogers wins Miss SC.
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- Hal Millard
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Rachel Wyatt, Miss Greater Mauldin Teen, was crowned Miss South Carolina Teen 2012 on Saturday night in Columbia, reported WSPA. Wyatt, 17, is from Piedmont and attends Wren High School. Wyatt also won the preliminary talent contest for her lyrical dance performance to "The Climb," the station reported. Wyatt will compete in Miss America's Outstanding Teen in August in Orlando, Florida. Meanwhile, Lauren's Ali Rogers won the title of Miss South Carolina. Rogers will compete for Mis America in January in Las Vegas. A list of runners up for the title of Miss South Carolina Teen: In addition to the new Miss South Carolina, Ali Rogers, here is a list of the runners up for the title:
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Mauldin's Wyatt and Clemson's Bagwell win in opening-round competitions.
Two Upstate women shone brightly Wednesday night in Columbia, winning in preliminary competitions for Miss Teen South Carolina and Miss South Carolina, according to WSPA. Rachel Wyatt, 16, of Mauldin won Wednesday night's talent competition in the opening round of the Miss Teen South Carolina pageant. Wyatt, who performed a lyrical dance, is entered in the competition as Miss Greater Mauldin Teen. Meanwhile, Leighann Bagwell, 19, of Clemson took top honors in the physical fitness preliminaries in the Miss South Carolina pageant. Bagwell is currently Miss Clemson 2012. The two pageants will conclude Saturday night in Columbia. Miss South Carolina 2012 will compete for the title of Miss America in Las Vegas in January 2013. Miss South …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Touching base with Miss USA's South Carolina representative.
When we last talked with Erika Powell she was about to embark for a stint in Las Vegas, culminating in her representation of the Palmetto State at the Miss USA Pageant. While the competition may have looked glamorous on television when it was broadcast live on June 3, Erika went through rigorous interview and training sessions—along with the 50 other contestants—to make sure it looked that way. Erika’s performance in those sessions helped give her the confidence when the show went live, a confidence that was confirmed when her name was called among the Top 16 finishers. “My philosophy is to prepare to win,” Erika said. “I knew I would be in the mix.” Erika, who turned 27 just after the pageant, drew some of her confidence from the fact …