Miss Southern Belle

By: Rachel Alig Email
By: Rachel Alig Email

Girls of all ages had the chance to compete in a pageant Saturday afternoon.

The Miss Southern Belle Pageant was held at Meridian's Quality Inn.

Sharon Howard is the Director of the Miss Southern Belle Pageant. She used to compete in pageants and her daughter did as well. They both found that pageants helped them with their self confidence.

"For us it builds confidence, self-esteem, it helps you do public speaking because when you're in a pageant you always have an onstage question and you have to think on the spur of the moment when that question pops up. A lot of times your mind goes blank, but you have to pursue through that," explains Howard.

Roughly twenty girls competed in the pageant in various age groups.

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  • by JS on Feb 7, 2010 at 07:50 AM
    A southern belle pageant? You have got to be kidding. How much more hillbilly embarassment is there going to be?
  • by Anonymous Location: Pachuta on Feb 6, 2010 at 08:31 PM
    i have had trouble getting a signal from wtok ch 11 all day. i was unable to view the 10pm news to view the pageant. this is a real disappointment! what is wrong with your SIGNAL??
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