Brady crowned as 66th Sugar Queen

Published 11:45 pm Tuesday, August 12, 2014

By Monique Roth

RESERVE — Saige Angelle Brady was crowned as the 66th St. John the Baptist Parish Sugar Queen Saturday night at the annual pageant.

Brady is the daughter of Jamie and Shantelle Brady of LaPlace. She is a graduate of Lutcher High School and will be attending the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the fall, where she will major in audiology with a minor in speech pathology. 

Brady said participating in the pageant was something she’s looked forward to ever since she was a little girl. 

“I did this pageant because it was always a dream of mine,” Brady said. “Ever since I could remember, I would go to the parish pageant, sit in the audience and watch the new queen be crowned … my dream finally became a reality.” 

She said she is looking forward to representing St. John Parish at the state Sugar Queen Pageant in New Iberia at the end of September.

“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity, which I am more than blessed to have,” she said. 

In high school, Brady was a four-year member of the Beta Club, three-year member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, two-year member of the YMCA Youth Legislative Organization. She was also a four-year member of her high school dance team, where she served as captain for two years.

Brady graduated high school with Magna Cum Laude honors and participated in the dual enrollment program, where she was able to obtain college credit while still in high school. 

She is a 13-year graduate from Yvonne’s Dance Academy and was chosen as a 2011 American All-Star Sate and National Soloist of the Year.

Brady will continue to dance in college as part of the 2014-15 UL Ragin’ Jazz Dance Team. Her hobbies include painting, fishing, dancing and choreography. 

Brady also took home the Introduction Award, as well as Miss Congeniality.

Ani Hart Boudreaux was awarded Most Photogenic and Madeline Ruiz won the Fashion Award and Second Runner Up.

Brooke Stein was awarded People’s Choice and First Runner Up.

The pageant, with a theme of “A Girl For All Seasons,” kept the audience entertained with several musical performances highlighting the South’s many seasonal traditions and celebrations, including football and bonfires. 

Cast members for the musical performances included Juan Watkins, Elise Deaton, Jodi Gennero, Lacie Voilon, Lance Ural, Catherine Monica, Jared Tregre, Kate Stelly, Greer Millet Madison Watson, Ella Workman, George Gomez, Lauren Snowdy and Marcy Bordelon. 

Also delighting audiences were the annual Formal Connection’s fashion show and Sugar Teens dance number.