Much more than a beauty pageant
She also maintains a 95 per cent average, proving that she’s more than capable of juggling a busy lifestyle and excelling at whatever she puts her mind to.
“All she needs is very supportive parents to drive her,” quipped Jackie Laracy, Jessie’s proud mother. Her father is Ed Fewer.
Jessie rose to the top of a very competitive field of 10 contestants to win the crown, which was presented by Carbonear’s Elizabeth Hicks, who won the pageant in 2011-12.
Far from a traditional “beauty pag- eant,” contestants in this event are also judged on their interview skills, speaking ability, fitness, friendship and much more.
It’s not the first time a member of this family has turned heads at the pageant. Jessie’s older sister, Alley, was first runner-up during the inaugural pageant eight years ago.
The following, meanwhile, is a summary of the how the other contestants faired:
• First runner-up — Brookelyn Hidgon, New Harbour;
• Second runner-up — Nicole Kennedy, Spaniard’s Bay;
• Third runner-up — Rebecca Bishop, Bay Roberts;
• Miss Teen Photogenic — Jessica Slade, Victoria;
• Miss Teen Fitness — Mallory Gillespie, Carbonear.
Other contestants included Amber Samms, Bay Roberts; April Squires, Spaniard’s Bay; Heather Higdon, Green’s Harbour; and Kylie Jackson, South Dildo.
The pageant was one of many events held during the 54th TrinityConception Agriculture, Homecrafts Fall Fair, which took place Sept 20-23 in Harbour Grace.