MUSKEGON — The Miss Michigan 2011 competition continued Thursday night at the
Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts, with three more contestants picking up scholarship money and a few extra points into the final round.
Half of the Miss Michigan and Teen contestants competed in the active wear, talent, evening wear and onstage question categories Wednesday night. The other half competed in the preliminaries Thursday, with the teen finals set for today (FRI) and Miss Michigan’s crowning Saturday.
It was another good night for Miss Southwest, Elizabeth Wertenberger, who won both the preliminary talent round Wednesday and the preliminary swimsuit event Thursday.
Wertenberger’s winnings so far have reached $1,000, split evenly across both competitions.
The other “Miss” winner of the night was Kelly Oles, who took the top spot in the talent preliminary round with her Broadway vocals number, earning $500.
On the “Teens” side, dancer Brooklynn Lambert, Miss Spirit of the State, won the preliminary talent event and garnered a $200 savings bond.
The new Miss Michigan will receive a $10,000 college scholarship and the chance to compete for the title of Miss America. She also will be expected to promote her platform and the pageant’s sponsors.