Contestants ranging from less than a year old to under age 23 competed for eight division titles April 23 in the Miss Zachary Pageant.
Winners are Baby Miss Zachary, Chloe Aucoin; Toddler Miss Zachary, Zoey Mackenzie; Tiny Miss Zachary, Kaelyn Lytell; Little Miss Zachary, Bailey Ponder; Young Miss Zachary, Anna Grace Melius; Pre-Teen Miss Zachary, Ashley Bright; Teen Miss Zachary, Larrelle Matthews; and Miss Zachary, Karli Willis.
Willis, a 20-year-old Baton Rouge native and junior at LSU, is a member of the Delta Zeta sorority and Student Event Planners Association. She’s also an entrepreneur, who launched a baking business called Real Good Baked Goods in 2015.
As Miss Zachary, Willis and the other division queens will represent the Zachary community at city and Chamber of Commerce events throughout the year, including the Zachary Christmas Parade. Each will receive free entry into the Miss Baton Rouge USA pageant, where they’ll continue to represent the community on May 21.
Coinciding with the Miss Zachary pageant was the second annual Z-Star singing competition, which named Kylee Guitreau as this year’s winner. Guitreau won $100 for her outstanding performance, Chamber Director Heather Prejean said.
“Thanks to area sponsors, contestants were awarded more than $1,200 in prizes,” Prejean said. “We’re also very excited to watch our queens represent Zachary this year and are looking forward to another successful pageant next spring.”