Miss Blue Ridge Valley pageant seeks contestants from Haywood

Deadline to register is Sept. 22
Aug 21, 2013

Organizers of the Miss Asheville and Miss Blue Ridge Valley 2014 pageant are calling for contestants to compete for the Miss Asheville 2014 and Miss Blue Ridge Valley 2014 crowns, as well as Outstanding Teen, in a gala event Saturday, Nov. 2, at The Colonial Theatre in Canton.

Young women ages 17 to 24 are invited to enter to compete for the titles of Miss Asheville 2014 and Miss Blue Ridge Valley 2014, a subsidiary of the annual Miss America Pageant.

Miss Asheville 2014 and Miss Blue Ridge Valley 2014 will be eligible to compete in the 77th Miss North Carolina Pageant in June 2014 in Raleigh, whose winner will then compete in the 94th Miss America 2015 Pageant held in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Women living, working or attending school in the following counties are invited to enter:  Buncombe, Avery, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Jackson, Rutherford, Transylvania, Watauga, Polk and Yancey. Contestants claiming Buncombe County will qualify for the Miss Asheville competition, and other counties listed will qualify for the Blue Ridge Valley competition.

The Miss Asheville/Miss Blue Ridge Valley Pageant is an all-volunteer organization and proceeds of its fundraising efforts go into the scholarship fund that is awarded to Miss Asheville, Miss Blue Ridge Valley and runners-up. The pageant is part of the Miss America Organization, one of the nation’s leading achievement programs that provide scholarship assistance to young women.

Contestants will compete in the categories of private interview, swimsuit, talent, evening wear and will answer an on-stage question. They will also be expected to complete a service project of their own choosing.

During her reign, Miss Asheville 2014 and Miss Blue Ridge Valley 2014 will take part in community service projects as well as participating in fundraising for the Miss America Organization’s charitable work on behalf of the Children’s Miracle Network.

Part of the program will include a competition for Outstanding Teen. The winners will appear with Miss Asheville 2014 and Miss Blue Ridge Valley 2014 at the Miss North Carolina Pageant in Raleigh. The Outstanding Teen competition is open to young ladies ages 13 to 16 who live in the counties listed above. Teens will compete in private interview, physical fitness, talent, evening wear and will answer an on-stage question.

The Miss America Organization is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance.

Deadline to enter all competitions is Sunday, Sept. 22. Those interested in entering should email info@missasheville.org for an informational packet.

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