Kylie Ucman of Dagsboro was recently selected to participate in the 2015 Miss Teen pageant competition taking place on Sunday, Dec. 20. Ucman learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced their selections following interviews in the Wilmington area. Ucman had submitted an application and participated in her interview session conducted by this year’s Wilmington Pageant coordinator.
Ucman will compete for her share of thousands of dollars in prizes and specialty gifts distributed to contestants. Of the four age divisions for young ladies ages 7 through 19, she will compete in the Miss Teen division.
In each of the divisions, contestants compete in modeling routines including casual wear and formal wear. Ucman will display her personality while interviewing with this year’s judging panel. In each phase of the competition, the panel uses personality as the No. 1 criteria for judging.
If Ucman wins the title of Miss Teen, she would represent Wilmington and the surrounding communities at the national pageant taking place in Orlando, Fla. Each winner receives an expense-paid trip to Orlando for six days and five nights. At the national competition, contestants from around the nation compete for their share of more than $30,000 in prizes.
Community businesses, organizations and private individuals are expected to assist Ucman in participating in this year’s competition by becoming an official sponsor for her. Through sponsorship, each contestant receives training, rehearsals and financial support.
Some of her sponsors include Provincial Painting, Buntings Packaging Company, Mitchell’s Farm, Mike Hoey, Dr. Steve and Dona Turnamian, Linda Cresswell, Celtic Nations and LandDesign.