Brittany Barbee

Local pageant contestant Brittany Barbee recently claimed state and national Our Diamond Miss titles.

Local model Brittany Barbee earned state and national beauty pageant titles.

The Our Diamond Miss Pageant system held its annual Texas State Pageant in this past June in Abilene. The competition was comprised of modeling sports wear, evening gown and a personal interview plus performing a talent. Brittany competed in the Elegant Miss division and was well prepared for the competition.

She accumulated the highest total points in modeling and interview and was crowned the state pageant’s Supreme Overall Model queen.

Her sister, Kendal Gill, was the reigning Supreme Talent queen and was present to help crown her sister.

The following month, the national Our Diamond Miss was again held in Chickasha, Oklahoma. Kendal competed in the Young Miss division. She was selected in the top 10 in talent and modeling. She captured the third-runner up slot in modeling.

Brittany again competed in the Elegant Miss division at nationals and again performed at a high level. She was first runner-up in modeling and was crowned the National Elegant Miss Talent Queen after performing an outstanding tap routine.

She received cash plus a large crown and trophy. Brittany will hold the Texas state and national titles until next year’s competition, when she will crown her successor.

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