COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Dozens of beauty queens are in Columbus vying for the 71st Miss Georgia crown.
On Saturday, we caught up with the 91 ladies Saturday afternoon at the RiverCenter for Meet the Crowns.
We spoke with the president of the Miss Georgia Pageant Mansfield Bias about why residents should come out and support the pageant.
The contestants also participated in a parade in Uptown Columbus. Forty-three are competing for the title of Miss Georgia, 48 are competing for Miss Georgia's Outstanding Teen. Two of those contestants are representing Columbus.
The preliminary competition starts Wednesday June 17 at 7:30 p.m. The Miss Georgia Pageant is Saturday June 20 at the RiverCenter.