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Greer area girls have frantic week chasing Miss South Carolina title

Published on Friday, July 5, 2013

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Miss Greater Greer
Lanie Hudson

Becki J. Owens Photography

Miss Greater Greer

Lanie Hudson



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Amanda Bishop
Miss Wade Hampton Taylors

Amanda Bishop

Miss Wade Hampton Taylors



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Whittany Evans
Miss Blue Ridge Foothills

Whittany Evans

Miss Blue Ridge Foothills



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Barrett Tyler
Miss Anderson County

Barrett Tyler

Miss Anderson County



The hopes of greater Greer in the 2013 Miss South Carolina Pageant rests on five queens representing different communities in the upstate.

The girls reported to Columbia Friday, will have social activities Saturday and Sunday. They begin their first day in competition Monday when all meet with judges for the all important interviews.

Lanie Hudson, Miss Greater Greer, was first runnerup in 2008 in the Miss South Carolina Teen contest representing Spartanburg. Hudson, ironically that year, crowned Sidney Sill as her princess. Sill was Miss South Carolina Teen in 2012.

Hudson has since graduated from Clemson University where her father and grandfather starred in football while playing for Clemson.

Whittany Evans and Amanda Bishop are from Greer competing as Miss Blue Ridge Foothills and Miss Wade Hampton Taylors, respectively.

Barrett Tyler, from Taylors, is Miss Anderson County. And Analouisa Valencia as Miss Lyman, is the first openly gay Miss South Carolina competing.

The competition is at Columbia’s Township Auditorium. The field will be cut in each division to the top 16, then top 11, top 16 and the winners will be announced Saturday.

The 2014 Miss American pageant will be Sept. 15 in Atlantic City, N.J. The Miss American Outstanding Teen pageant is in August in Orlando, Fla.

The greater Greer Teens competing will be profiled Sunday. Taylor Ross, Miss Greater Greer, described her preparations for the pageant. Ross will also provide insight into each evening's competition on GreerToday.com.

Amanda Bishop 

Miss Wade Hampton Taylors

Home: Greer

Senior at University of South Carolina studying Broadcast Journalism and Sport/Entertainment Management

Platform: American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Awareness

Monday: Interview with judges

Tuesday: Talent is tap dancing

Wednesday: Interview on stage

Thursday: Swimsuit and Evening Gown

Saturday: Finals

Whittany Evans

Miss Blue Ridge Foothills

Home: Greer

Attends University of South Carolina Upstate

Platform: American Cancer Society’s Look Good … Feel Better

Schedule

Monday: Interview with judges

Tuesday: Swimsuit and Evening Gown

Wednesday: Talent, dances to jazz number

Thursday: Interview on stage

Saturday: Finals

Lanie Hudson

Miss Greater Greer

Home: Spartanburg

Clemson University Graduate

Platform: The Gift of a Lifetime, organ and tissue donations

Monday: Interview with judges

Tuesday: Interview on stage

Wednesday: Swimsuit and Evening Gown

Thursday: Talent, clogging to “Get Up and Dance”

Saturday: Finals

Barrett Tyler

Miss Anderson County

Home: Taylors

Sophomore at North Greenville University

Platform: Breast cancer awareness

Schedule

Monday: Interview with judges

Tuesday: Talent, sings

Wednesday: Interview on stage

Thursday: Swimsuit and Evening Gown

Saturday: Finals

Analouisa Valencia

Miss Lyman (Photo here)

Home: Spartanburg

Spartanburg Community College student

Platform: Special Olympics South Carolina

Monday: Interview with judges

Tuesday: Interview on stage

Wednesday: Swimsuit and Evening Gown

Thursday: Talent is singing “Footprints in the Sand”

Saturday: Finals

Note: Information compiled by GreerToday.com with resourcing from Miss South Carolina organization, contestant Facebook pages and interviews. Photos permissions granted.

 

 



 




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