St. James Parish Queen contestants

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 22, 2011

LUTCHER – The 60th annual Miss St. James Parish Pageant will be held Saturday, June 25, at 6 p.m. at the Lutcher High School Auditorium.

Four girls will vie for the 60th Miss St. James Parish title while five others will compete for the 20th Miss Teen St. James Parish title. The theme for this year’s pageant is “Simply Magical.” The master of ceremonies will be Seth Bourgeois of Grand Point and the mistress of ceremonies will be Trista Brazan of Vacherie.

Megan Waguespack and Mallory Duhe will relinquish their titles this weekend as Miss St. James and Miss Teen St. James. Waguespack is the daughter of Renee and Larry Waguespack of Paulina. Duhe is the daughter of Kim and Mark Duhe of Paulina.

The contestants in the Miss St. James Parish category are Amy Waguespack, daughter of Lenny and Donna Waguespack of Vacherie, Gabrielle East, daughter of Jamie East of Paulina, Mary-Lynn Detillier, daughter of Rachel and Jason Detillier of Hester, and Brittany Jenkins, daughter of Jerome and Stacey Jenkins of Gramercy.

The contestants in the Miss Teen St. James Parish category are Brandi Sieber, daughter of Lisa and Ernie Sieber of Gramercy, Brandi Louviere, daughter of Brian and Nadine Louviere of Paulina, Paige Bourgeois, daughter of Kyle and Denise Bourgeois of Lutcher, Bethany Oubre, daughter of Dorrie and Marc Oubre of Paulina, and Kaitlin Beier, daughter of Sue and Paul Beier of Paulina.

A panel of certified judges will have the difficult task of selecting the new queens in the Teen and Miss categories. The contestants compete in interview, presentation and evening gown categories.

As visiting royalty, St. James Parish has the honor of having the State Queen Sugar from St. James Parish. Louisiana Queen Sugar LXIX is Hailey Keller of Paulina, daughter of Tracy and Kelly Keller.

The new Miss St. James Parish will receive a crystal trophy, $500 wardrobe allowance, $300 travel allowance from Imperial Sugars and a sterling silver crown ring from Roussel’s Antique. Perhaps the most exciting honor the queen will be given is a chance to compete in the 70th Louisiana State Sugar Queen Festival in New Iberia at the end of September. The first maid in the Miss category will receive $100 from Imperial Sugars, a crystal trophy and travel to the State Sugar Queen Festival as the “Parish Sweet.” The other maids in the Miss category will receive a crystal trophy. All maids will also have the chance to compete in a state pageant.

The new Miss Teen St. James Parish will be awarded $200 cash from Imperial Sugars, a sterling silver crown ring from Roussel’s Antique, a crystal trophy and an all expense paid weekend for her and her parents at the State Sugar Queen contest in New Iberia as guests. In the teen division, the maids will receive a crystal trophy.

Each category will also have a crystal trophy award for Fashion, Photogenic, Congeniality and People’s Choice.

The pageant will be held at the Lutcher High School Auditorium. Admission will be general seating for the price of $8 for everyone. The doors will be open at 5 p.m. The pageant will begin at 6 p.m. Snacks, sweets, hot dogs and drinks will be sold at concession.