Mazingo crowned 2014 Miss Peach (updated with photos)By Emily Beckett Published 11:17pm Thursday, June 26, 2014
Tayler Mazingo was crowned 2014 Miss Peach on Thursday, capping off this year’s Chilton County Peach Pageants.
Mazingo described the feeling of becoming a Peach Queen as “a dream come true.”
“I really thought I was about to pass out,” Mazingo said of the moment she heard her name called as the winner.
Mazingo shared an excited hug backstage after the pageant with her cousin, Makenzie Ray, who was 2012 Miss Peach.
“Watching her go through her year and for me to share the same opportunities was surreal,” Mazingo said. “It was fun getting to know the girls and going through Peach Week. I enjoyed every minute of it.”
Mazingo is the 18-year-old daughter of Kevin and Cindy Mazingo.
She is a 2014 graduate of Jemison High School.
She was sponsored by M & M Farms.
Mazingo was crowned by 2013 Miss Peach Kelcie Knowles.
Before her final walk as Miss Peach, Knowles reflected on her yearlong reign and offered advice to her successor.
“Take a deep breath and hold on tight because this year will be the best yet,” Knowles said. “I will cherish every moment for the rest of my life.”
Mazingo joins Junior Miss Peach Whitley Smith, Young Miss Peach Kassidy Payne and Little Miss Peach Cambree Crumpton as the newest Chilton County Peach Queens.
Mazingo’s court included Natalie Peoples, first alternate and Swim Wear winner; Kendal Elijah, second alternate; Savannah Swindle, third alternate; and Laken Patterson, fourth alternate.
Kali Trice was named 2014 Miss Congeniality.
The Clanton Lions Club’s 2014 Miss Photogenic winners were: Natalie Smitherman (0-11 months), Victoria Mims (1-2 years), Lily Burke (3-4 years), Braelynn Brooks (5-7 years), Campbell Easterling (8-11 years), Macy Minor (12-14 years) and Celeste Montgomery (15-18 years).