Miss Washington Wednesday: The Teen Forum 

This past weekend marked both the ending and the beginning.

The 2015 pageant season has come to an end when we crowned the final three Miss Washington contestants and it was the beginning of the Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen contestants’ journey.

On Friday, the MWOTeen contestants gathered for the first official night of Teen Forum. The first step was paperwork turn in, which is load off your shoulders once it is all turned in! The girls got their headshots taken by the always spectacular Bill Higdon with Select Photography, while Nicole Renard and I prepared to film their contestant videos. (You should expect to see those videos early next month!)

Photo by Select Photography

Tayler kicked off Saturday workshops with her talk about “A Day in the Life,” where she shared about her favorite experiences as Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen thus far. I was up next with my talk about social media and the seven deadly media sins. Curious to hear what they are? Message me!

The day continued with other excellent speakers, who talked about pursuing passions, hair & make-up, the top role model award, Western Washington University and Washington Business Week.

Saturday afternoon was probably the most adorable part of the whole weekend. It was time for the Pinecone Princess coronation. (Pinecone Princesses is a mentorship program for girls ages 7-11 to be paired with a Miss Washington Outstanding Teen Contestant. For more information, click here.) As emcee for this event, I was able to say things like, “presenting your royal highness, princess…and her teen…” Let me tell you, each one of them certainly looked like royalty in their white dresses and big smiles.

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Photo by Keith Krueger

The evening ended in the “wildest” and sweetest way possible. The dessert auction and fashion show is a chance for not only the attendees to go into sugar shock from the decadent desserts, but also for the teens and their pinecones to dress in their favorite slumber party attire and model it off for everyone to see.

Tayler and her princess, Kendall, matched in wild animal pajamas, while I just looked wild in my cheetah onesie. Our table ended up with a cake shaped like a dress. It was scrumptious! However, with me having a huge sweet tooth, I table hopped to see what I could scavenge for. I had a bite of almost everything and there is no way to decide which dessert was my favorite!

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Check out the video below for more of the fun, all of the outfits and all of the desserts!

Until next time,

Kailee

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