The Miss Baton Rouge Pageant was held June 20 at the Baton Rouge Marriott, where five queens were crowned.
Each participated in interviews, evening gown and swimsuit competition.
The winners, who will reign from 2015 to 2016, are Devon Boyd, Miss Baton Rouge, of Baton Rouge; Jeuri Silk, Mrs. Baton Rouge, of Walker; Maddie Richey, Classic Miss Baton Rouge, of Baton Rouge; Savanna Culpepper, Ms. Baton Rouge, of Bossier City; Kirsten Graham, Teen Miss Baton Rouge, of Amite; and Nalon Soileau, Pre-teen Miss Baton Rouge, of Zachary.
Nalon, 12, was crowned the 2015-16 Miss Zachary/ZFest Pre-teen Queen in April, which gained her free entry into the Miss Baton Rouge pageant.
She lives with her mother, Jessica Soileau, in Zachary and will enter the seventh grade at Bethany Christian School in Baker in August.
At her previous school, Copper Mill Elementary, Nalon was a member of the Beta Club, Physics Club, band and soccer team.
On weekends, she said she likes relaxing on the river with family and friends and boating and skiing.
“Traveling with my family is always fun. My favorite place is Jamaica because I love the beach and mangos, and there, you can have both,” Nalon said.
The preteen hopes to attend LSU one day to become a doctor so she can focus on research and finding cures for diseases.
The 12-year-old says her biggest fan is her mother, whom she loves “with all of my heart.” Stacey Mizell, executive director of the Miss Baton Rouge, Miss Capitol City and Mrs. Louisiana America pageants, said Boyd and Graham will be competing in the Miss Louisiana USA pageant in October, and Silk will compete in March for the title of Mrs. Louisiana America.
Mizell said any businesses or organizations that would like any of the winning queens to make an appearance can call her at (985) 320-1789 or email miss email@example.com.