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The Miss West Virginia USA and Miss West Virginia Teen USA are slated to take place in Buckhannon June 3-5, 2022. / Photo courtesy Pageant Associates

Countdown to the crown: 2022 Miss West Virginia USA, Miss W.Va. Teen USA pageants to return to Buckhannon June 3-5

Buckhannon, WV, June 1, 2022 – Pageant Associates is excited to announce that the 2022 MISS WEST VIRGINIA USA® and MISS WEST VIRGINIA TEEN USA® pageants will be held June 3, 4, & 5, 2022 in Buckhannon, WV. The pageants are the official preliminaries to the national MISS USA® and the national MISS TEEN USA® pageants.

All pageant activities will take place at the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College. Tickets for the competition may be purchased at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/misswestvirginiausa/4220 or at the auditorium Box Office throughout the weekend.

The top six in the 2021 Miss WV USA Pageant, from left, are Lacy Russell, third runner-up; Krystian Leonard, first runner-up; Miss West Virginia USA Alexis Bland; Tamia Hardy, second runner-up; Dominque Collins, fourth runner-up; and Marleigh Ross, finalist. / My Buckhannon file photo

“Pageant Associates is thrilled to showcase the individuality, commitment to excellence, aspirations and unique beauty found among the young women of West Virginia,” said State Pageant Director, Randy Sanders.  “Our organization is proud to produce the MISS WEST VIRGINIA USA and MISS WEST VIRGINIA TEEN USA pageants, and we look forward to honoring the confident young women whose motivation and dedication are represented in their journey to the crown.”

Contestants will be judged in three equal categories consisting of Personal Interview; Swimsuit for MISS and Active Wear for TEEN; and Evening Gown. The preliminary swimsuit/activewear and evening gown competitions will be held on Saturday (6/4) at 7:30 PM. The final competition will be held on Sunday (6/5) at 3:00 PM.

A special Red-Carpet Reception is being held at the Buckhannon Opera House on Main Street and will take place at 9:15 PM Saturday, (6/4).  This is an RSVP event and tickets are limited.  For information, you must email coordinator@pageantassociates.com.  No phone calls regarding this event will be accepted.

“Each year, we see that pageant contestants undergo a life-changing experience, one filled with great memories, strong friendships, and a defining sense of accomplishment,” says Sanders. “Through their commitment to creating an enriching experience for themselves and each other, the contestants in the 2022 West Virginia USA and Teen USA pageants represent the best that the state has to offer and help West Virginia shine.”

This weekend we have fifteen young women vying for the title of MISS WEST VIRGINIA USA and seventeen vying for the title of MISS WEST VIRGINIA TEEN USA, along with amazing prize packages! You can see all the contestants and ensure your favorite contestant can make it to the SEMIFINALS by voting at https://pageantassociates.com/vote/.

Pageant Associates encourages all young women in West Virginia who are interested in participating in an upcoming pageant to visit www.misswestvirginia.com for more information. Each contestant is selected through an application and screening process handled by Pageant Associates and must adhere to a specific set of rules and regulations. Pageant Associates works closely with each applicant to ensure that, should they win the state pageant, they are eligible to move on to the Miss USA or Miss Teen USA pageant without question.

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