Young ladies of all ages competed Saturday afternoon in Mississippi's Our Little Miss Preliminary Pageant.
They competed in the natural beauty pageant. There were girls competing from as young as zero all the way up to 27 years old and up. News Center Eleven spoke with the 2009 World's Universal Beauty. She describes the benefits of competing in this pageant.
"Today's preliminary, the queens will win a crown, banner, and trophy. And when you move onto the state and world level, you get scholarship money and you get a robe and a big crown. It's just a lot of fun. Our pageant system is a natural beauty pageant. We're strictly natural. We don't wear a lot of makeup or a lot of hair," says Brittany Ford.
Girls competed in the talent portion of the competition. They also went through questions for the interview and ha the chance to shine in their party dress session.
Winners by age group:
0 to 2-years-old: Paisly McDaniel
3 to 4-years-old: Lakelyn Lewis
5 to 6-years-old: Kenleigh McGee
7 to 9-years-old: Natalie Peltz
7 to 9-years-old Living Doll: Alexis Hart
10 to 12-years-old: Angel Killen