Shelby Thompson was crowned the title of Miss Tennessee 2013 at the end of the state’s pageant held on Saturday night of June 22, 2013 at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in Jackson, Tennessee. She will represent the state of Tennessee at the upcoming Miss America 2014 pageant to be held this September in Atlantic City.
Miss Capital City Shelby Thompson is the winner of Miss Tennessee 2013.
Shelby Thompson will represent Tennessee at the Miss America 2014 pageant.
Shelby Thompson is the reigning Miss Capital City 2013
According to Shelby’s blog, she began competing in the Miss America system in 2010:
In 2010, I help the title of Miss UT Knoxville and placed 2nd Runner-up while also receiving a Preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness Award. This past summer, I held the title of Miss Music City 2012 and placed in the Top 10 while receiving a Preliminary Talent Award. I love competing in the Miss America Organization for many reasons. The Lifestyle and Fitness competition challenges me; to prepare I have trained with professional athletes, completed a triathlon and half marathon, and recently picked up Ariel Yoga! I also studied opera for four years through a coach at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music, making talent one of my favorite areas of competition. I am so thankful for this opportunity. Your support is greatly appreciated as I continue in my dream of becoming Miss America. Please feel free to recommend volunteer opportunities in which I can be a part, with or without a crown. To me, the title of Miss Music City represents a year of service and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve. This blog, along with my facebook page, will be the best places to stay up-to-date on my journey.
First runner-up was Miss Greene County, second runner-up was Miss TN Valley, third runner-up was Miss Music City and fourth runner-up was Miss Lexington.
The Top 15 Miss Tennessee contestants are:
Miss Walking Tall Hayley Lewis
Miss Collierville Jessica Haas
Miss Greene County Sarah Stokely
Miss Parsons Oksana Nelson
Miss Lexington Kyndall Covington
Miss Music City Elisabeth Oliphint
Miss Knoxville Rachael Turner
Miss Fall Fest Madyson Foster
Miss Tennessee Valley Hannah Robison
Miss Memphis Hannah Disterdick
Miss Capital City Shelby Thompson
Miss Metropolitan Jaclyn Torrento
Miss Scenic City Amy Flynn
Miss Dyersburg Maddie Lane
Miss Tennessee Soybean Festival Madison Hardy