Sunday night my favorite face (and the rest of her) competed in the Miss United States Teen Missouri contest at the Overland Park Convention Center. Amber was one of 19 girls competing in a combined Kansas/Missouri event. Note to self: don't take a slow lens to a fast dance.
All the girls made a first impression walk at the start... wearing basic black.
One of the best pageant moments was when each girl came out in the summer ware of their choice.... this showed their own individualism... and, I'm proud to say, Amber came in first out of 19.
Evening wear is always the classiest portion of the program.
Next to last on the program the dreaded questions.... two for each contestant. Amber did just fine.
Above, Amber taking first in the individual choice portion and below winning First Runner Up in the Miss United States Teen competition.
All shots taken with the Nikon D5000 and 18-200mm lens (truly not appropriate combination for this kind of event). ASA 3200, available light only.