Miss Indiana USA 2011
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 by Hamilton County Tourism
[caption id="attachment_2789" align="aligncenter" width="243" caption="The Top 5 Teen Contestants"][/caption] Well, it is my favorite time of year - beauty pageant season. Â Across America, gorgeous young women are putting on their prettiest gowns and crossing their fingers with anticipation of becoming the newest titleholder for their state. When I heard news that the Miss Indiana USA and Miss Teen Indiana USA pageants would be hosted here in Hamilton County for the second year in a row, and that I would be able to attend again, I was beyond thrilled. Â So, on Sunday, two of us from the office (Kori/me) Â headed to the Renaissance Hotel in Carmel to watch the girls compete in the final round. Â We found our seats (side note - even the audience members are pretty!) and started leafing through the program. [caption id="attachment_2790" align="aligncenter" width="265" caption="The Top 5 Miss Indiana Contestants"][/caption] Right at 1:30, the show began and the stage was filled with contestants ready to win the crown. Â After two hours of swim suits, evening gowns, eliminations and interviews (I hate speaking in public, I don't know how these girls do it so comfortably) - the winners were selected. Â 15-year-old Jessica Buch from Bedford, Indiana was crowned the Miss Teen Indiana USA 2011 and 19-year-old Jillian Wunderlich from Kokomo, Indiana was titled Miss Indiana USA 2011. Â In a few months these girls will go on to compete in their national competitions - good luck to you both and CONGRATS! Already excited for the 2012 competition!