Local young lady competes for Miss Jr. Teen Title

Published 6:32 pm Thursday, February 22, 2018

Shanea Tingling, of Tryon, was recently selected to participate in the 2018 Miss Jr. Teen pageant competition that will take place on Sunday.

Shanea learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced their selections following interviewing in the local area. Shanea submitted an application and took part in an interview session that was conducted by this year’s pageant coordinator.

Shanea will be competing for her share of thousands of dollars in prizes and specialty gifts that will be distributed to contestants. Shanea will be competing in the Miss Jr. Teen division, one of four divisions that will have young ladies ages of 7 through 20 competing in modeling routines, which include casual wear and formal wear.

Most importantly, Shanea will display her personality and interviewing skills while interviewing with this year’s judging panel. Personality is the number — one aspect that each contestant is judged on during all phases of competition.

If Shanea were to win the title of Miss Jr. Teen, she would represent her community at the national competition that will take place in Orlando, Florida. Over $30,000 in prizes and awards will be presented at the national competition while each winner enjoys this expense paid trip of five nights and six days.

Community businesses, organizations and private individuals will assist Shanea in participating in this year’s competition by becoming an official sponsor to her. Through sponsorship, each contestant receives all the necessary training, rehearsals and financial support,  which will allow Shanea to become a very confident and well-prepared contestant in this year’s pageant.

Any business, organization or private individual who may be interested in becoming a sponsor to Shanea may contact the Miss Jr. Teen pageant coordinator at ​877-910-4190​.

– Submitted by Shanea Tingling