Carina Echave of Los Alamos was recently selected to participate in the 2016 Miss Teen pageant competition taking place Sunday, July 24.
Echave learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced their selections following interviews in the local Albuquerque area. Echave submitted an application and participated in her interview session conducted by this year’s Albuquerque pageant coordinator.
Echave will compete for her share of thousands of dollars in prizes and gifts distributed to contestants. Of the two age divisions including young ladies ages 7 through 20, she will compete in the Miss Teen division.
In each of these divisions, contestants compete in modeling routines including casual wear and formal wear.
Most importantly, Echave will display her personality while interviewing with this year’s judging panel. In each phase of the competition, the panel uses personality as the number one criteria for judging.
If Echave were to win the title of Miss Teen she would represent Albuquerque and the surrounding communities at the National Pageant taking place in Orlando, Fla.
Each winner receives an expense paid trip to Orlando for six days and five nights. At the National Competition, contestants from around the nation compete for their share of over $30,000.00 in prizes.
Community businesses and private individuals are assisting Echave in participating in this year’s competition by becoming official sponsors for her.
Through sponsorship, each contestant receives all the necessary training, rehearsals and financial support, which will allow Echave the confidence and preparation for this year’s Preliminary Pageant.
A personal note from Echave :
“Many thanks to all my sponsors who have made my participation in this pageant possible. including: Naranjo Farmers Insurance Agency, Morning Glory Baking Company, Home Run Pizza, Flowers by Gillian, Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza, Over Your Head Hair and Body Salon, Warm Hearts Yarn, Aspen Copies & Office Supplies, Bob’s Bodacious BBQ, L A Tan & More, and my other anonymous sponsors around town. And thank you to the Los Alamos Daily post for printing my story. Thank you all for your support, it means so much to me!”