Pictured (left to right) are winners from the recent Miss Southern Union pageant: First runner-up Linsday Orr; Miss Southern Union Kayla McCosh and Second runner-up Erica Sweet.
Kayla McCosh of Bowdon, Ga. was crowned Miss Southern Union during the college’s annual pageant held January 24. McCosh will now go on to compete in the Miss Alabama Pageant which will be held in Birmingham in June.
This year, six young women competed for the title of Miss Southern Union. Contestants were judged in private interview, talent, swimsuit, evening wear, as well as an on-stage question. In addition to each of the judged categories, contestants are required to select a platform, choosing a topic in which they are currently involved or about which they feel strongly, such as a form of community service.
McCosh chose Breast Cancer Awareness as her platform. McCosh was also the winner of the talent competition, performing a clogging routine to “Anything Goes.”
Linsday Orr of Franklin, Ga. was named first runner up to Miss Southern Union. Orr is a member of the Southern Union Sound. She was also the winner of the swimsuit competition. Erica Sweet of Peachtree City, Ga. was named second runner-up.
The Miss Southern Union Pageant is an official preliminary of the Miss Alabama/Miss America Pageant. For more information, or to schedule an appearance by Miss Southern Union, contact Shondae Brown, director of the Miss Southern Union pageant, at 256-395-2211.