Seven young ladies took home the highest of royalty realm honors last Friday during Sunnyside Sunshine Days.
Aspiring royalty from all over the region showed at last Friday's Regal Majesty Pageant in Sunnyside. The event brought in 26 contestants ranging from infants to 18 years old. There was even one competitor in the 29 and older age division.
After strutting their stuff, showing off talents and displaying poise while answering impromptu questions, winners were crowned. Though many of the contestants received crowns for various categories, including best talent and best theme wear outfit, there could be only one queen. Well, one queen from each age group.
The 0-2 age group was up first, with a helping hand from their parents the infants and toddlers showed off their beauty gowns and demonstrated their waves to the audience. After it was all said and done, Brooklynn Zamora of Sunnyside took home the queen's crown.
Contestants were also given the voluntary opportunity to display a theme wear costume. This year's theme was western wear. Contestants were placed in two separate divisions for this portion of the event. Categories included a 0-6 division and a 7 and older division for the theme wear portion of the evening.
Ava Marie of Pasco earned top honors in the 0-6 age division theme wear contest, as she showed off her most prized western digs.
In the 3-4 age division, Shaina Spencer of Seattle wowed the judges with her cheerleading routine, which won first place honors for the talent portion in her division. The audience chuckled as she blew a kiss, while the combined scores of her performances earned Spencer the queen's crown.
Brielle Olivarez of Sunnyside walked tall as she was crowned the 5-6 age group queen. Alivia Getzinger of Seattle danced her way to top honors in the talent portion of the event in that age grouping.
Among the 7-9 year olds, Reegan Radack of Moses Lake had it all, earning top honors for her dance in the talent portion of the competition, and taking home the queen's title.
Sunnysider Josalynn Green took home the queen's crown with her walk and wave in the 10-12 year old division.
In pre-teen competition, Kayzin Holt of Benton City took home both the queen's title and best talent crown among the 13-15 year olds. Holt demonstrated poise on the runway and acrobatics on the dance floor, which won her both crowns and trophies.
In the women's division, Sharron Spencer of Seattle took it all. As the only competitor in her division, she took home the best talent title, the best theme wear and the queen's crown.
But there was one award left to give; the high point title. This crown, which was larger than the others presented at last Friday's event, is awarded to the contestant who scored the most points among all competitors.
That honor, along with a trophy and a tall crown, went to Seattleite Lauren Sturgil, who also won top honors in the talent portion of her 10-12 age division.
Another preliminary Regal Majesty Pageant contest is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13, in Kent.