by MIKE CHAIKEN
From opening number dresses to talent routine costumes to the all important evening gowns, there was plenty of style on display in Southington, Conn. as the latest entries into the Miss Connecticut pageant– and the latest members of Connecticut style stars– joined the ranks on Saturday.
In the morning, the Miss Rookie pageant was held, which was open to women who had never competed for the state pageant. In the evening, the Miss Southington pageant was held.
Also, several teen contestants received their crowns and sashes.
Stephanie Brady received the crown as Miss Storrs, Taylor Lemme was selected as the new Miss Mountain Laurel, and Bridget Oei is the new Miss Southington.
Emerson Forbes is Miss Shoreline’s Outstanding Teen, Miss Southington’s Outstanding Teen is Ava Onofrio and Miss Plantsville’s Outstanding Teen is Taylor Plourd.
These were the styles seen by the audiences Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening.
PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN