Clarksville, TN – Miss Tennessee USA was crowned tonight, making her Tennessee’s next hopeful in the 2012 Miss USA pageant. Jessica Hibler of Nashville accepted her new crown from the reigning Miss Tennessee USA, Ashley Durham of Memphis. Durham was also the first runner up in the Miss USA pageant held this past June in Las Vegas.
Runners-up for the Miss Tennessee USA pageant were Brandy Whaley of Antioch (fourth) Rachael Todd of Nashville (third), LaShan Mathews of Murfreesboro (second) and Tara Zolfagharbik of Paris (first).Crowned earlier tonight was Miss Tennessee Teen USA, Samara Ham of Crossville. She accepted her new crown and title from the reigning Miss Tennessee Teen USA, Kaitlin White of Nashville.
Runners-up for the Miss Tennessee Teen USA pageant were Kaley Hollander of Franklin (fourth), Bailey Yoder of Fayetteville (third), Hannah Robison of Springville (second) and Shanese Brown of Madison (first).
The new title-holders, along with the runners-up received numerous prizes including scholarships. The 2012 Miss Tennessee USA and Miss Tennessee Teen USA will have the opportunity to represent Tennessee at the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA Pageants in the spring of next year.
The Miss Tennessee USA pageants, under the direction of Greenwood Productions, Inc., are a part of the Miss Universe organization. Information about all delegates can be found at www.misstennesseeusa.com.