New Bath County Miss And Junior Miss Winners Crowned April 30th

Warm Springs, VA – Miss Bath County and Junior Miss Bath County were crowned on Saturday April 30. And the winners are . . .Chelsey Cook and Missy McDaniel. Miss Bath County is Chelsea Cook. She’s in the tenth grade at Bath County High School.

“I waited for a long time for this, it was like an achievement” says Cook. “I started when I was probably around five or six and I’ve been in them up until now. Pageants have taught me just to be confident about myself, just have fun with everything that I do.”

With pageant experience from such a young age, did she think it would pay off this time?

“No, not really” says Cook laughing.

Chelsey enjoys snowboarding and swimming and at Bath County High School she participates in Rachel’s Challenge.

“I like English anf Biology” she says. “When I graduate I plan to go to college and a doctor of some type.”

And what advice does Chelsea have for future pageant contestants?

“I would tell them just to come on out and have fun” she says. “Just don’t be nervous and be confident about theirselves [sic]. It’ll just be a good experience to come out and participate even if you don’t place or win; you still have fun with it.”

Junior Miss Bath County is Missy McDaniel. She’s an eighth grader at Bath County High School. Missy has been in the pageant before so she knew what to expect, but she wasn’t expecting to win.

“I was shocked; oh I was so nervous I wanted to cry” says McDaniel. “I was so excited, kinda nervous still and I don’t think it’s completely sunk in.”

Missy began her career at Bath County High School this year and she’s off to a good start.

“I like geography with Mr. Broughman” she says. “I’m in cheerleading and I’m a part of the Chatelaines [dancing group] this year.”

Missy also enjoys photography and she has future pageant plans.

“I know that I’ll be attending another pageant” she says, “it’s the Queen for a Cause pageant for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.”

And Missy’s advice for pageant contestants?

“Just don’t be nervous and have fun with it, like make it your own” she says. “Let people know who you are and don’t be scared of what they might think, because it doesn’t matter what they think, it’s just what you think and what matters to you.”

Congratulations also go out to Miss Bath County first runner up Mary McCoy and second runner up Holly Nichols. Junior Miss Bath County first runner up is Emily Black and second runner up is Abby Folks.

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