Tri-State Heritage winners crowned

Published 9:54 am Monday, December 13, 2021

The Charles H. Kirbo Center hosted the annual National Tri-State Heritage Pageant on December 4, where girls from all across the south traveled to Bainbridge to compete and vie for the title of Miss Tri-State Heritage.

Competitors were from Alabama, Georgia and Florida and were instructed to celebrate their culture and diversity, while making sure they remained hometown proud throughout the pageant.

Prior to the national pageant, all contestants had competed in local preliminary pageants in order to advance.

The ladies competed in multiple rounds including private interviews, an opening number routine, on stage introduction, fun fashion wear and evening gown.

There were eight age categories for the contestants, along with the People’s Choice Queen and Cover Miss Queen.

Brelynn Tyler took home the title of Infant Miss Tri-State Heritage, while Brielle Davis from Florida took the title for Baby Miss Tri-State Heritage.

Delilah Brown of Georgia was named Toddler Miss Tri-State Heritage, and Georgia peach Khilynn Worthy was crowned Teeny Miss Tri-State Heritage.

Kynlee-Roi Parott of Florida took the title of Tiny Miss Tri-State Heritage, and Eliza Joy Hunter of Alabama was named Future Miss Tri-State Heritage.

Georgia’s Mallorie Cliett and Jillian Johnson claimed the next two titles.

Cliett was named Young Miss Tri-State Heritage, while Johnson was named Junior Miss Tri-State Heritage.

Madelyn Cherry of Alabama was awarded Teen-Miss Tri-State Heritage and the crown for Miss Tri-State Heritage went to Isabella Key of Florida.

Britney Vickers of Georgia was the winner of the collegiate division, being named Collegiate Miss Tri-State Heritage.

Lyla Rose Johnson took home the award for People’s Choice Queen and Sutton Puliam was named the Cover Miss Queen.

According to Danielle Brown, the new queens will now spend the next year making appearances, promoting businesses, completing community service and organizing events for other local youth all across the tristate area.