COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Preliminary winners have been named during the third night of competition at the 72nd Annual Georgia Pageant.
There are 98 women from across the state competing for academic scholarships and the titles of 2016 Miss Georgia and 2016 Miss Georgia's Outstanding Teen.
The preliminary competitions included lifestyle and fitness, talent and evening wear. Contestants were also judged in private interviews earlier in the week.
The following contestants were preliminary winners:
- Miss Houston County‘s Outstanding Teen, Kelsey Hollis, preliminary winner in evening wear and on-stage question
- Miss Capital City’s Outstanding Teen Yuri-Grace Ohashi, preliminary talent winner
- Miss Golden Isles, Alyssa Beasley, preliminary winner in Lifestyle and Fitness
- Miss Capital City, Patricia Ford, preliminary winner for talent
The final nights of competition will be held Friday, June 17, when the 2016 Miss Georgia's Outstanding Teen will be crowned and Saturday, June 18, when 2016 Miss Georgia will be crowned.
The winners will represent Georgia at the Miss America Pageant held in Atlantic City, NJ in September and at the Miss America's Outstanding Teen competition held in Orlando, FL in August.