BEDAZZLING!: Kristen Minatrea did a floor routine during the talent portion of the show that had the audience roaring with approval.
Alyssa Rood Crowned Miss Polk County 2019, LIVINGSTON, January 28, 2019 - The Florence Crosby Auditorium was abuzz with talent, beauty, and pride on Saturday night for the 2019 Miss Polk County Pageant. The pageant featured nine local contestants (all from Livingston High School) that were worthy and deserving of all honors. BUT... ONLY ONE can be crowned Miss Polk County. That distinguishment was bestowed on none other than Livingston High School Senior, 17 year old Alyssa Rood. Only moments earlier, the Junior Miss Polk County Crown was awarded to Livingston High School Freshman, 15 year old Haley Ibison. Both Ibison and Rood humbly and graciously accepted their awards and accolades. When all was said and done, the show (MC'd by Joel Casiday and Aaron Kerss) was executed to flawless perfection. The evening featured an opening musical choreographed dance by all the candidates and was dubbed The Greatest Show on Earth, followed by each candidate introducing themselves to the audience. The show also featured an optional talent show (five contestants opted for talent) and an evening gown portion. After the evening gown portion of the show, the final five were selected by the judges. Each of the final five were given a surprise question. Finally, the awards and the coronation of Miss Polk County 2019.
Committee's Choice Award: Kristen Minatrea ($250 scholarship and trophy)
Most Photogenic: Coryn Dirden ($400 scholarship and trophy)
People Choice Award: Kristen Minatrea ($100 scholarship and trophy)
Congeniality Award: Katelyn Hoyt ($500 scholarship and trophy)
Ad Sales Award: Krista Jones (Cash prize based on percentage of all ad sales and trophy)
Interview Award: Alyssa Rood ($500 scholarship and trophy)
Evening Gown Award: Katelyn Hoyt ($500 scholarship and trophy)
Second Runner Up: Grason Long ($1,000 scholarship and trophy)
First Runner Up: Katelyn Hoyt ($1,500 scholarship and trophy)
Miss Polk County: Alyssa Rood ($2,000 scholarship, custom sash, trophy, flower bouqet, and crown)
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Official Vote Tabulator: Brian Jones, CPA
Lively and funny, Joel Casiday (right) and Aaron Kerss served as the evening's Masters of Ceremonies.
The show started with all the contestants doing a choreographed dance routine dubbed the Greatest Show on Earth.
2018 Miss Polk County, Haley Houston (right) and Junior Miss, Allie Botello graced the stage.
For the talent portion, Errin Ficklin did a flag routine.
Talent: Coryn Dirden moved to the vibes of a Beyonce' tune.
Talent: Grason Long sung a song called Burning House.
Evening gown: Errin Ficklin
Evening gown: Katie Lester
Evening gown: Coryn Dirden
Evening gown: Grason Long
Evening gown: Kristen Minatrea
Evening gown: Ingrid Funes
Evening gown: Krista Jones
Evening gown: Katelyn Hoyt
Final 5: (L - R) Katie Lester, Grason Long, Alyssa Rood, Krista Jones, Katelyn Hoyt
Haley Ibison took the title of Junior Miss Polk County.
To the victor goes the spoils: Alyssa Rood is lavished with prizes, praise, and a crown.
Miss Polk County, 2019, Alyssa Rood
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