Twenty-seven young women from across the state of Minnesota took part in night one of preliminary competition at the Eden Prairie Performing Arts Center. Performing an opening number to Lady Gaga's "Applause" in vibrant red strapless cocktail dresses- the contestants looked wonderful!
The show was hosted by Miss MN 2003 Megan Torgerson and Brad Carlson from the Patriot Radio station. Starting off competition were contestants 1-14 in onstage interview worth 5% of their preliminary score.
Rocking their swimsuits and white sarongs were contestants 15-27! Wow!
Judges selected Madeline Van Ert as the preliminary lifestyle fitness in a swimsuit winner.
Talent competition this evening included a large variety of talents from classical piano and vocals to African dance, monologues and more from contestants 1-14.
The Preliminary talent winner was Brianna Drevlow, performing a classical piano ensemble.
Evening gown competition for contestants 15-27 included a variety of dresses in colors including red, white, some blue, and lots of green. The styles of the gowns were of higher neck lines and figure-flattering silhouettes.
Overall tonight's show was amazing!
Other scholarship awards included:
- Impact Award: Kailee Ogden
- Love of Giving Scholarship: Madeline Van Ert, Madison Truscinski, Abby Ullyott, Abigail Bodene