Miss Alabama USA, Miss Alabama Teen USA to be crowned in Auburn this October; tickets on sale now

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Opelika Observer

The Miss Alabama USA and Miss Alabama Teen USA pageants will crown this year’s winners in Auburn this fall. The long-running tradition will be held on Oct.4 and 5 at Auburn University’s new Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center.
Contestants from all over the state of Alabama will compete in interview, evening gown and swimsuit/active wear competitions. These contestants will be vying for thousands of dollars in scholarships, prizes and the ability to travel the state promoting the pageant and its charitable alliances.
The Miss Alabama Teen USA pageant will feature contestants between the ages of 14-18; the Miss Alabama USA pageant will feature contestants between the ages of 18-27. The preliminary competition will be held on Friday evening, followed by the final competition on Saturday evening.
Kelly Hutchinson, an Auburn University senior, will be competing as Miss Auburn-Opelika. Hutchinson previously won the title of Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen in 2013 and competed in the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen pageant the same year.
“Pageants are all about women empowerment and celebrating our differences,” Hutchinson said. “It’s important to be 100 percent authentically yourself.”
The October event is an official state preliminary to the Miss USA And Miss Teen USA pageants, sponsored by the Miss Universe Organization. The winners of the Miss Alabama USA and Miss Alabama Teen USA pageants will go on to represent Alabama and compete for the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA titles in 2020.
In the past, the panel of judges for the pageants have included celebrities like Austen Kroll, star of Bravo TV’s “Southern Charm;” Dr. Bill Dorfman from ABC’s “Extreme Makeover” and Cammy Miller, owner of popular clothing store Show Me Your MuMu.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased in person at the Gogue Performing Arts Center’s box office or online at goguecentertickets.auburn.edu/Online/. For more information about the Miss Alabama USA or Miss Alabama Teen USA pageants, contact communications director Britteny Miles at 803-648-6220 or britteny@rpmproductions.com.
About the Miss
Universe Organization
The Miss Universe Organization (MUO) uses its global grassroots reach to empower women to be self-confident and strive to be their personal best. MUO believes that every woman should be “Confidently Beautiful.”
The Miss Universe, Miss USA And Miss Teen USA pageants provide an international platform through dedicated partnerships with charities, sponsors and brands around the world.
During their reign, the titleholders are given the tools to personally and professionally enrich others by providing humanitarian efforts to affect positive change, all while developing their personal career goals.
For more information and to learn more about The Miss Universe Organization’s official causes around the world, visit: www.missuniverse.com.

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