Davis crowned Nationals’ Miss Teen Montgomery

Published 4:08 pm Monday, November 24, 2008

Kelsy Davis of Luverne has been crowned Nationals’ Miss Teen Montgomery. The pageant was held on Saturday, Nov. 15, in the Davis Theater in Montgomery. As a preliminary pageant divisional winner, she will receive an expense paid trip to Orlando, Florida, at the Orlando Rosen Center Hotel to compete in the 2009 Cities of America National Pageant Competition.

From, the initial 336 young ladies in the “Miss Teen” division who auditioned, only 35 contestants made it to the final stages of the pageant.

Kelsy, 17, a junior at Luverne High School, is an honor student, member of the varsity cheerleading squad, member of HOSA, Key Club, and various other activities and organizations including Fusion Youth Ministries. She also holds the title of Miss Harvest Day, which was held in Florala, Ala., on November 8. She has participated in, as well as won, many pageants.

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“I enjoy pageants because I love to dress up and I love to meet new people,” Davis said. “I also think it’s very important to compete for scholarship money to help further my education in college.”

She plans to attend Troy University upon graduation.

Kelsy also won 1st runner-up in her division for Most Photogenic.

After being announced the winner of the pageant, Kelsy said she couldn’t have done it without the hard work and dedication of her mother. Aside from the responsibility of practice sessions, rehearsal, and interview, Kelsy put a lot of time securing her own sponsorship, which was most critical. Nationals pageant productions operates on a sponsorship program, and contestants were required to secure their sponsorships on their own.

Kelsy and her mom would like to thank all of her family and friends for their love and support throughout the pageant, as well as the sponsors: First Citizens Bank, Sexton Agency, Inc., Judge of Probate Jim Perdue, The Trendsetter, Hooks BBQ, Hudson Heavy Duty Repair Service, Circle A Car Wash, Howard Cochran, Alfa Insurance Agency, McGough Auto Parts & Sales, Miz Fancy’s Parlor, Car Quest, City Antiques of Brundidge, Deep South Awnings, and Brundidge Auction, without which none of this would have been possible.

A very special thank you to Teresa Motes, owner/cosmetologist of Hair Alley in Luverne for providing Kelsy with hair, makeup, tanning, and consultation services; Jolynn Richardson, owner of The Art Room, Inc./J’s Formals, for providing Kelsy with her interview suit, casual wear, evening gown, accessories, photo for the photogenic portion of the pageant and consultation services.

Kelsy is the daughter of Carolyn Thrower of Luverne and Richard Davis of Luverne.