Five Altus contestants headed to Miss Oklahoma Pageant

by Michael Bush, managing editor

May 23, 2014

According to Danette Evans, Director of the Miss Altus Pageant, there will be five contestants from Altus in the upcoming Miss Oklahoma Scholarship and Miss Oklahoma Teen Pageants to be held June 3-7 at the Mabee Center on the Oral Roberts University in Tulsa. There are three in the Miss Oklahoma finals, and there are two in the Miss Outstanding Teen finals.

“We have seen up to three contestants from Altus all participating in state pageants at the same time, but not five,” said Evans. “It’s very rare, and I don’t think other cities have ever seen this either,” she added.

Contestants will be 2014 Miss Altus Rylee Wilson, 2013 Miss Altus, and current Miss Lawton, Ashley Wheeler; 2012 Miss Altus Outstanding Teen and current Queen of the West Morgan Gover; Miss Altus Outstanding Teen Lexie Herron; Miss Lawton Outstanding Teen and 4th runner up in the Miss Altus Outstanding Teen Pageant Molly Little.

Wilson will be contestant #8 and in the Mu Group. Interview will be Monday morning June 2. Her platform is “Connect 4 Life.” Tuesday is the Swimsuit Competition, and Talent will be Wednesday. Wilson will be clogging for her talent competition. Evening Wear and on Stage Question will be held Thursday evening.

Wheeler is in the Omega Group and will be contestant #23. She will have interview on Monday afternoon. Her platform is “Read to Lead.” She will perform a vocal talent on Tuesday, and her Evening Wear and On Stage Question will be Wednesday. Thursday will be her Swimsuit Competition.

2012 Miss Altus Outstanding Teen, Morgan Gover, will represent Queen of the West 2014. She is in the Sigma Group as contestant #44. Her interview is Tuesday morning. That evening will be her Evening Wear and On Stage Question. Her platform is “S.M.A.R.T. and Set Goals.” Swimsuit will be Wednesday, and she will be doing a lyrical dance on Thursday evening for the Talent Competition.

Miss Oklahoma finals will be held on Saturday evening.

Herron is contestant #21 in the Omega Group. Her interview will be on Wednesday, and her Talent will be Thursday. She will sing “Show Off”. Active Wear , On Stage Question, and Evening Wear will all be held on Friday morning.

Little is in the Alpha Group and is contestant #9. Tuesday is her Interview day, and Thursday afternoon she will compete in Active Wear, On Stage Question, and Evening Wear. Her talent competition will be held Friday morning.

Miss Outstanding Teen finals will be held Friday evening.