Miss Michigan Outstanding Teen 2017!
Sunset Coast Outstanding Teen Katie Preston Wins Miss Michigan Outstanding Teen 2017
St. Joseph, MI June 15, 2017 – Katie Preston, a 17-year-old Bridgman resident, was crowned Miss Michigan’s Outstanding Teen 2017 at the Frauenthal Center for Performing Arts in downtown Muskegon Wednesday night. Katie competed as Miss Sunset Coast’s Outstanding Teen against 25 other young ladies representing various local pageants during the two nights of competition. Miss Sunset Coast Outstanding Teen is a preliminary title she won in July 2016 and is a part of the Miss Southwest/Sunset Coast pageants based in St. Joseph MI. Miss Southwest/Sunset Coast holds the area’s only local franchise agreement with the Miss Michigan/Miss America system.
Outstanding Teen contestants compete in the areas of talent, interview, fitness, stage presentation and on stage question. Miss Preston sang “Think of Me” from Phantom of the Opera in the talent portion of the competition.
Taking first among the other competitors ages 13 through 17, Preston won the $1,000 grand prize scholarship, $200 Talent Award and $250 People’s Choice prize in addition to the entry fee for the national Miss America Outstanding Teen 2017 competition. She will compete in the national Miss America’s Outstanding Teen competition July 25-29 in Orlando Florida.
As Miss Michigan’s Outstanding Teen, Katie will take her personal platform, “Youth Dealing with Anxiety: your story isn’t over” around the state.
Michigan’s pageant week continues tonight with the first preliminary round for the Miss Michigan contestants. The event kicks off at 7 p.m. today at the Frauenthal Center in Muskegon.
The 2018 Miss Sunset Coast Outstanding Teen pageant will now be held July 22 due to the original date of July 29 conflicting with the National pageant. Deadline to enter the 2018 Miss Southwest, Miss Sunset Coast and Miss Sunset Coast Outstanding Teen pageants is July 1, 2017. Miss Sunset Coast Outstanding Teen is for Michigan residents age 13-17, Miss Southwest/Sunset Coast is for women age 17-24.