August 7, 2007 > Fremont Coed Competes for Miss Teen San Francisco
Fremont Coed Competes for Miss Teen San Francisco
Kimberly Wyant, 18, a lifelong resident of the Warm Springs district of Fremont, was recently selected to participate in Nationals' 2007 Miss Teen San Francisco pageant competition that will take place on August 12 in San Mateo. Kimberly will be entering her sophomore year at UC Irvine, majoring in Psychology & Social Behavior. She submitted an application and took part in an interview session that was conducted by Patty Neidert, this year's San Francisco Pageant Coordinator.
Kimberly will be competing for her share of over $20,000 in scholarships, prizes, and specialty gifts. She will be competing in the Miss Teen division, one of three divisions that will have young ladies between the ages of 10 and 19 competing in modeling routines which include casual wear and formal wear. Most importantly, Kimberly will display her personality and interviewing skills while interviewing with this year's judging panel. "Personality is the number one aspect that each contestant is judged on during all phases of competition" said Neidert.
There is no cost to Kimberly for participating in the pageant competition. Each contestant obtains sponsors to assist them in participating in this year's competition, and Kimberly has secured official sponsorships from Pan Pacific Bank of Warm Springs, Baskin Robbins of Warm Springs and South Hayward, Warm Springs Family Dental, and Visual Image Salon of Fremont. "I'm very lucky to have the support of my sponsors, they've all been extremely helpful to me" said Kimberly.
According to Neibert, "Through sponsorship, each contestant receives all the necessary training, rehearsals, and financial support, which will allow her to become a very confident and well-prepared contestant in this year's San Francisco Pageant".
This will be Kimberly's first pageant, although she is no stranger to competition on stage. She has been involved in formal dance performances since kindergarten, and has danced competitively for years at events from Santa Cruz to Lake Tahoe. "I'm more excited than nervous when I think about the competition. I think the pageant will be fun and personally rewarding and you can never get enough of those kinds of experiences," she says.
If Kimberly wins the title of Miss Teen San Francisco, she would represent the San Francisco Bay Area at the Cities of America National Competition that will take place in Orlando, Florida. Over $60,000 in prizes and awards will be presented at the National Competition while each winner enjoys this expense paid trip of five nights and six days in Orlando.
"I hope I win. I could definitely use the scholarship money," says Kimberly. "But I'm excited to just be able to compete in the pageant; it'll be a nice change from competing in a group to competing individually. And hopefully my dance experience will help me avoid tripping on stage"
For additional information contact: Kimberly Wyant