Butler County Times Gazette
  • Bonn wins 2013 Miss Frontier title

  • Thirty contestants competed for titles in the Miss Frontier Pageant Thursday evening.
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  • Thirty contestants competed for titles in the Miss Frontier Pageant Thursday evening.
    The evening began with a dance routine before the girls showed off their western wear.
    Then the Miss Frontier and Miss Teen contestants performed their talents for the judges before all of the candidates returned to the stage in their formal wear, during which the Miss Teen and Miss Frontier candidates were each asked a question for the interview portion of the competition.
    After a performance by Miss Frontier 2011 Kelcey Clites, the winners were crowned.
    In the Mini Princess category, runners up were Jaymison Saferite and Graysen Woodward, with Sophia Love winning the Mini Princess title.
    In Little Princess, runners up were Madilyn Thomas and Hanna Reed with the crown going to Grace Gomez. Other contestants for Little Princess were Makell Crenshaw, Chloe Coiner, Emma Coslett and America Sanchez.
    For Princess, second runner up was Madison Morgan, first runner up was Bailey Smith and the winner was Kenisa Meyer. Other contestants for Princess were Kenna Meyer, Lauren Mason, Macie Briggs, Madison Yordy, Allison Cyphers and Cailey Holladay.
    In Miss Teen, second runner up was Cassie Wood, first runner up went to Mary Gomez and the winner was Lexi Robertson. Other contestants for Miss Teen were Justi Vinson, Leini Coslett, Destiny Lawrence and Shianne Miller.
    In the Miss Frontier division the second runner up was Sadia Coonrod, first runner up was Brittany Eagle and the 2013 Miss Frontier went to Sierra Bonn. The other contestant for Miss Frontier was Karissa Ceynar.
    Other winners were Miss Congeniality Allison Cyphers and Miss Photogenic Macie Briggs.
    During the evening Clites talked about her experience with the pageant.
    "I started my pageant journey two years ago here," she said. "This was the first pageant I ever did. I did it as a favor to a friend."
    She ended up being crowned Miss Frontier and went on to the Miss Kansas Pageant, where she said she didn't know what she was doing but had a good time.
    "It was such a wonderful experience," she said. "It is truly letting yourself shine and people appreciate you for that."
    She said the pageant empowers young women.

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