by MIKE CHAIKEN
When the preliminary competition was over with for the Miss Connecticut Scholarship Pageant on Friday night in Hartford, two women found themselves double-winners.
In the preliminary awards at the end of the night at the Connecticut Convention Center, both Miss Fairfield County Eliza Lynne Kanner and Miss Wolcott Alyssa Anderson found themselves tops in the talent and health and fitness (swimsuit categories).
Tonight, Saturday, the contestants will be whittled down to 11 finalists (10 chosen by judges and an 11th people’s choice).
Friday night also was the opportunity for Miss Connecticut Scholarship Pageant fans to get a glimpse of the stylish evening gowns selected by all the contestants.
Here are some images from the first night of Miss Connecticut.
PHOTOs by MIKE CHAIKEN