Brundidge’s Meadowcroft pegged to compete in pre-teen pageant

Published 11:00 pm Monday, January 20, 2014

Nalani Meadowcroft of Brundidge has been selected to participate in the 2014 Miss Jr. Pre-Teen Montgomery/Birmingham pageant competition on Feb. 9.

Joshua Meadowcroft, said that his daughter, age 8, learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced its selections following the interview process.

“This is the first pageant that Nalani has entered and she is excited to have this opportunity,” Meadowcroft said. “She has wanted to be in a pageant so we took her up to Montgomery for the interview. One hundred girls were interviewed but 45 or less were chosen to compete.”

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Nalani is a second grader at Pike County Elementary School. She said that she loves school and is on the A-B honor roll.

“When I grow up I want to be a teacher or a counselor,” she said. “I really might like to be a model, too.”

The Miss Pre-Teen Montgomery/Birmingham Pageant will be Nalani’s first venture in the spotlight and an introduction to the pageant world.

“I’ll get to wear pretty dresses like models do,” she said. So the pageant will also be Nalani’s first step onto the runway of her dream future.

Nalani will competed in the Miss Jr. Pre-Teen division, one of four divisions in which young ladies ages seven through 19 will compete.

The competition will include modeling routines in both casual and formal wear. The main aspect of the pageant competition will be the interview. Personality plays a significant role in the judging of all phases of the competition.

Nalani said that she doesn’t plan to practice a lot for the pageant. She’s just going to be herself.

The winners of the Miss Jr. Pre-Teen Montgomery/Birmingham pageant will represent Montgomery and Birmingham and surrounding areas at the national competition in Orlando.