One of our FAVORITE photos from last year’s state pageant season was this one – featuring Shelby Thompson, Sarah Stokley, Elisabeth Oliphint, Kyndall Covington and Hannah Robinson – also known as, the Top 5 at Miss Tennessee…
Talk about ‘capturing a moment’… That Top 5 was jam-packed with stunning ladies in a super-competitive fight to the finish, but during this moment… They were all filled with child-like joy and incredibly happy to be one step closer to the title of Miss Tennessee. 🙂
The eventual winner, Shelby Thompson, did the state of Tennessee proud this year by traveling over 70,000 miles – serving as the Governor’s official spokesperson for Character Education in TN. Additionally, Shelby did a fabulous job promoting her platform: Big Brothers, Big Sisters and was even featured on WBIR Television out of Knoxville, TN in this video here…
The Junkies were super-impressed with the way Shelby has impacted others through Big Brothers Big Sisters – Lovely interview from a lovely titleholder! We wish Shelby all the best in whatever path she she chooses!
Now – regarding Miss TN 2014, only 1 of the ladies in that Top 5 photo above is back – which means there’s room for some fresh faces and for some new names to break into the Top 10 this year!
Junkies Say Here’s Who to Watch:
Sarah Stokley – 1st runner up ’13, Prelim SS, Top 10 at Sweetheart
Kaleigh Bullard – back-up vocalist for “Juliette” on the hit show, Nashville, OK DYW ’08 and Top 10 at Nationals, uber-talented singer, clogger and fiddler
Courtney Walker – recently lost 60 lbs, very conversational interview
Rachael Turner – Top 10 ’13, 3rd runner up TX ’12. lovely voice
Jessica Haas – Top 10 ’13 – speed painter!
Jaclyn Torrento – Top 10 ’13
Haley Lewis – Top 15 ’13
Others not to miss!
Cassidy Shephard – daughter of Kelley Cash, Miss America 1987
Stephanie McKain – Strong interview
Aria Stiles – Killer Talent, studied under same violin teacher as Gretchen Carlson
Anna Leigh Phillips – Top 15 ’12
Dacey Winkleman – MAO academic award ’13, super smart, 2nd time at Miss TN
GONNA BE A TOUGH ONE! GOOD LUCK LADIES!!! 🙂