New Miss Chilton County queens crowned

Published 6:25 pm Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The 2014 Miss Chilton County queens are Miss Kristen Robbins, Junior Miss Hannah Tierce, Young Miss Kalyn Smith and Little Miss Braelynn Brooks.

The 2014 Miss Chilton County queens are Miss Kristen Robbins, Junior Miss Hannah Tierce, Young Miss Kalyn Smith and Little Miss Braelynn Brooks.

Kristen Robbins will be busy this year making appearances as the new Miss Chilton County and preparing to compete in the Miss Alabama Pageant in 2015.

Robbins was named the 2014 Miss Chilton County on Nov. 2.

“I was very excited about the opportunity,” Robbins said of being crowned. “I was honored just to represent my county at Miss Alabama and to finally have achieved something that locally I’ve been working toward for a while now. It’s the actualization of hard work that I’ve put in for a few years now.”

Robbins, 21, is the daughter of Steve and Diann Robbins.

She is a 2011 graduate of Chilton Christian Academy and attends the University of Montevallo.

She was sponsored by McKinnon Toyota.

Robbins said she enjoyed the sense of camaraderie among the Miss Chilton County contestants.

“We just had a good bonding experience,” Robbins said. “We’re all so supportive. I thank God and my family and my friends for their love and support, and I’m looking forward to representing Chilton County this year.”

Robbins and the other newly crowned 2014 Miss Chilton County queens will attend several local Christmas parades and tree lightings over the next few weeks.

On Nov. 1, Hannah Tierce was crowned Junior Miss Chilton County, Kalyn Smith was named Young Miss Chilton County and sports wear winner, and Braelynn Brooks was named Little Miss Chilton County and sportswear winner.

Robbins received a $2,000 scholarship, and because Miss Chilton County is a preliminary for the Miss Alabama Pageant, she received an extra $1,000 for her wardrobe for Miss Alabama.

She was also named talent winner.

Tierce received a $1,000 scholarship as the winner of the Junior Miss category.

This year marked the 25th anniversary of the Miss Chilton County Pageant, and more than a dozen past queens of the Miss category were recognized Nov. 2.

“I’m just very pleased with the way it turned out,” organizer Diane Calloway said of the pageant. “I was very pleased with the contestants that were involved. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. I’m really pleased with the outcome and just all the hard work it took from everybody to make it a success.”

Robbins’ court included Elizabeth Ray, swim wear winner; first alternate Jessica Swindle, who tied with Ray as swim wear winner; and Emma Powell, Miss Congeniality.

Tierce’s court included first alternate Avery Wyatt, second alternate and Miss Congeniality Savannah Swindle, third alternate Ashley Ward, fourth alternate Lindsey Wood and sportswear winner Kathryn Taylor.

Smith’s court included first alternate Campbell Easterling and second alternate Jennah Brown.

Brooks’ court included first alternate Lexi-Kate Hayes and second alternate Alexa Deavers.