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The pageant will start Thursday at the Roanoke Civic Center.
Miss Apple Blossom Festival Victoria Maiden Platform: Beating the Odds: A living miracle Talent: Baton twirling Victoria was the first person on her mom’s side of the family to attend college.
Miss Arlington Desiree Williams Platform: Fit and Fun: Promoting health and fitness Talent: Piano Desiree studied community health and traditional Chinese medicine in the Yunnan Province of China.
Miss Central Virginia Stefani Szkalak Platform: SPARK: Bullying prevention at school Talent: Vocal Stefani was inducted into the Fairfax County Football Hall of Fame.
Miss Chesapeake Timika Garnes Platform: Be Yourself and That’s Enough: Being a role model to young girls Talent: Vocal Timika wants to study abroad and become fluent in Spanish.
Miss Chesterfield Kiara Imani Williams Platform: Encouraging people to follow their dreams Talent: Vocal Kiara wrote a children’s book titled “Follow That Dream.”
Miss Coastal Virginia Chrissy Ching Platform: Informed Voters: The key to our future Talent: Piano Chrissy is an avid shoe collector with more than 100 pairs.
Miss Commonwealth Taylor Nicole Reynolds Platform: Rachel’s Challenge: A chain reaction Talent: Lyrical dance Taylor has been dancing for 15 years.
Miss Greater Franklin County Mary Hannah Garber Platform: Preventing childhood obesity through dance Talent: Musical theater Mary is proficient in both proper and cockney British accents.
Miss Greater Hampton Roads Bridget Lundberg Platform: The Big Cover Up: Myths and truths about skin cancer Talent: Lyrical dance Bridget worked as a Chick-fil-A cow to help pay for college.
Miss Greater Richmond Charlotte Elizabeth Fraser Platform: Preventing peer abuse Talent: Broadway jazz dance Charlotte was voted “Most Involved” in high school.
Miss York County Katie Pimblett Platform: Give the gift of life: Be a bone marrow donor Talent: Vocal Katie has been to 22 states and five countries.
Miss Greater Springfield Jen Gilbert Platform: Real food, right now Talent: Comedic monologue Jen wants to visit every Major League baseball stadium as part of her bucket list.
Miss Hampton-Newport News Lauren Danielle Kiedinger Platform: Girls on the Run: Building and maintaining healthy self-esteem in young girls through exercise Talent: Vocal Lauren has sung the National Anthem at two major country concerts.
Miss Hanover Phyllicia A. Whittingham Platform: Volunteerism and community involvement Talent: Piano Phyllicia first played an organized sport at the age of 23.
Miss Lynchburg Courtney Paige Garrett Platform: Defying disabilities Talent: Vocal Courtney has training in American Sign Language and Sign Exact English.
Miss Hill City Addison Walker Platform: Think Like a Child: Child and adolescent mental health Talent: Vocal Addison once performed for Disney’s attraction “The American Idol Experience.”
Miss Martinsville/Henry County Haylee Hunt Platform: Everyone F.I.I.T.s: Respecting people’s differences Talent: Piano Haylee loves to cook and experiment with recipes.
Miss Norfolk Autumn Michelle Struhar Platform: Traumatic brain injury awareness Talent: Vocal Autumn was once contacted by an agent for “America’s Got Talent.”
Miss Northern Virginia Savannah Morgan Lane Platform: Power of performance Talent: Vocal Savannah is distantly related to Elvis Presley.
Miss Peninsula Katie Mitchell Platform: The future is what YOU make of it Talent: Vocal Katie is allergic to eggs and is lactose intolerant.
Miss Piedmont Region Emily Mariah Hall Platform: Living the lifestyle Talent: Vocal Emily went on a mission trip to rebuild homes for the victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2006.
Miss Roanoke Valley Ashna Sharan Platform: L.O.V.E.: Learning to Overcome Violence in the Environment Talent: Bollywood Indian dance Ashna performed at the Kennedy Center when she was 14.
Miss Smith Mountain Lake Nicole Wimmer Platform: You’re the Cure: Healthy lifestyle choices Talent: Vocal Nicole has an associate’s degree in applied science in nursing.
Miss Virginia Association of Fairs Sarah Grace Fitzsimmons Platform: Shape Up Your Life! Youth health and fitness awareness Talent: Vocal Sarah’s family heritage is Portuguese.
Miss Virginia Beach Elizabeth Martin Platform: The S&C Project: Mentoring children in our schools and communities Talent: Vocal Elizabeth started a cake decorating business after learning from YouTube videos.
Miss Williamsburg Jamie Hughes Platform: Project Purple: Taking a stand against substance abuse Talent: Vocal Jamie has shaken hands with the president.
Monday, June 24, 2013
The 2013 Miss Virginia Pageant will start Thursday at the Roanoke Civic Center.
If you’re not attending the show, you can stream the broadcasts online for a fee (see infobox) or catch the Saturday finale live on WSET (Channel 13) at 9 p.m.
Follow the show on Twitter at #missva.
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