A show opening fit for a king: Elvis (Gerald Morris, Jr.) came out singin.
Brooke Haynes Crowned Miss Polk County 2011, LIVINGSTON, January 30, 2011 - Audience favorite Brooke Haynes cruised to victory in the 2011 Miss Polk County Pageant held in the Livingston High School Auditorium on Saturday, January 29, 2011. When Haynes was announced as winner the capacity crowd roared with approval. At the conclusion of the pageant, Haynes was surrounded by friends and family some carrying home made signs reading Brooke-Tastic! some wore shirts reading Viva Las Brooke! (the pageant theme was Viva Las Vegas). Haynes was contestant number 9 out of 13 worthy candidates. Haynes demonstrated exceptional talent during the talent portion of the pageant when she played a flawless rendition of a complex piano piece. First Runner Up was Kaysie Moore and Second Runner Up was Ashley Gates (both of Livingston). Benny Fogleman served as master of ceremonies and was assisted by Miss Polk County 2010, Mandy Drager. There was also an appearance by Gerald Morris, Jr. who portrayed a 70s Elvis who sung a number and fielded a few questions from Pageant Host, Benny Fogleman.
The contestants were numbered 1 - 13:
1. Taylor Babbs (Ad sales winner) 2. Aubrey Alexander (Talent winner) 3. Lindsey Maxwell 4. Hanna Lockwood 5. Kaysie Moore (Interview winner, First runner up, Top 5) 6. Samantha Ferguson 7. Tangelia Templeton (Top 5) 8. Jordan Polk (Committee choice winner) 9. Brook Haynes (Miss Polk County, Evening gown winner, Congeniality winner, Top 5) 10. Sage Taylor (Top 5) 11. Ashley Gates (Second runner up, Top 5) 12. April Watson 13. Chelsea Otwell (Photogenic winner)