LeCompte wins crown

Dorchester Star - - FRONT PAGE - By VIC­TO­RIA WIN­GATE vwingate@ches­pub.com

GOLDEN HILL — Jor­dan LeCompte was crowned Miss Out­doors 2018 on the open­ing night of the 73rd Na­tional Out­door Show on Fri­day, Feb. 23.

LeCompte, 17, is the daugh­ter of Missy and Jody LeCompte of Cam­bridge. She is a se­nior at Cam­bridgeSouth Dorch­ester High School and a stu­dent in the cos­me­tol­ogy pro­gram at the Dorch­ester Ca­reer and Tech­nol­ogy Cen­ter.

She is a mem­ber of the Na­tional Tech­ni­cal Honor So­ci­ety, Na­tional Art Honor So­ci­ety, In­ter­act Club and the United State Bowl­ing Congress. Her ad­di­tional in­ter­ests in­clude draw­ing, paint­ing and karaoke.

For her tal­ent, LeCompte per­formed a tap dance rou­tine to a med­ley of pop­u­lar songs, in­clud­ing “Mambo No. 5” and “Sin­gle Ladies.”

“Dorch­ester County has al­lowed me to cre­ate a his­tory of my own,” LeCompte said. “I have been so lucky to be brought up in be­tween ur­ban and ru­ral parts of Mary­land.”

LeCompte said she is hon­ored to call Dorch­ester County her home, and she will rep­re­sent the county all year as Miss Out­doors.

The big ques­tion for this year’s fi­nal­ists was, “Which is more im­por­tant to you: to be liked or to be re­spected?” LeCompte said she would rather be re­spected but thinks that to be re­spected of­ten is to be liked, as well.

“They see you as some­one that knows the right thing, and if you’re do­ing the right thing, then you’re liv­ing a good life,” she said.

Kather­ine Brad­shaw was named first run­ner-up and won the tal­ent com­pe­ti­tion for her per­for­mance of Adele’s “Rolling In the Deep.” Alexan­dria Wal­lace-El­liott was named sec­ond run­nerup.

Miss Con­ge­nial­ity was won by Kyla Diggs, as cho­sen by her fel­low con­tes­tants.

Friends from Cameron Par­ish, Louisiana’s Fur and Wildlife Fes­ti­val were in­tro­duced by their own Miss Cameron Par­ish 2018 Maeleigh Con­ner and Lit­tle Miss Cameron Par­ish 2018 Olivia Boudreaux.

Con­ner said there were no words to ex­plain how ex­cited she was when she won her most re­cent crown. She was part of the Out­door Show del­e­ga­tion last year as she was Fur Fes­ti­val Queen 2017.

PHOTO BY VIC­TO­RIA WIN­GATE

2018 Miss Out­doors Jor­dan LeCompte’s makes her first walk down the run­way af­ter be­ing given her crown and sash.

PHO­TOS BY VIC­TO­RIA WIN­GATE

2018 Miss Out­doors Jor­dan LeCompte, cen­ter, with sec­ond run­ner-up Alexan­dria Wal­lace-El­liott, left, and first run­ner-up and tal­ent win­ner Kather­ine Brad­shaw, right.

Jenna Rue in the Evening Gown por­tion of the 2018 Miss Out­doors Pageant.

Kyla Diggs won the 2018 Na­tional Out­door Show’s Miss Con­ge­nial­ity, voted on among the con­tes­tants.

Tal­ent com­pe­ti­tion win­ner and over­all first run­ner-up Kather­ine Brad­shaw sang Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” for her per­for­mance.

Cierra Robin­son in the Evening Gown por­tion of the 2018 Miss Out­doors Pageant.

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