Cabwaylingo Beauty Pageant 2023
The Cabwaylingo Beauty Pageant was held on Saturday, November 11, 2023. Hester Gilman, who has been directing the Cabwayling Beauty Pageant for 4 years, says this is one of her favorite passions. She started directing the pageant in 2019 with only six girls entering.
This year, the pageant included 60 girls/women of all age ranges (nine of which were over the age of 22).
The event was such a success they had to divide it into two sessions and was still “busting out the door”. Hester says that this pageant is more than about looks. The pageant helps raise money for the Cabwaylingo Forest Foundation. “I love raising money for the park,” Hester shared. “Not only does it help raise money for the park, but this pageant also has such a positive impact on the contestant’s confidence,” she explained.
Hester went on to say that this has been such an incredible journey, and she is grateful to be able to make a difference in the community.
Hester Gillman with Mrs. Cabwaylingo, Carrie Ann Kazee
Hester expressed her gratitude for all those who helped in the pageant: the judges who spent all day there; James Grocery for buying the beautiful crowns; those who donated decorations and their time, and to the parents for signing up and spending money on the pageant. She also wanted to thank last year’s queen, Rosie, for helping all day.
Hester will be directing another pageant in March for MS awareness month. She looks forward to seeing even more contestants then.
The Cabwaylingo Beauty Pageant winners are as follows:
Miss Cabwaylingo Queens
Infant- Brilee Starn
Young Toddler – Ella Perry
Toddler – Alaya Hancock
Tiny – Shilo Reed
Little – Savanna Newsome
Young Miss – Ella Green
Pre-Teen – Zoey Kelly
Teen – Kara Spillman
Miss – Autumn Porter
Ms- 22-36- Rebecca Shalash
Ms- 27 and up – Rhoda Caldwell
Mrs- 22-26 – Sierra Reed
Ms- 37 and up – Carrie Kazee
SUPREME TITLES 0-6 age group
2 Pearl Supremes- Paislynn salmons and Rimmington Hammock
Sapphire Supreme – Caisley Prince
Emerald Supreme – Ellie Kazee
Ruby Supreme – Ella Tomblin
Diamond Supreme – Rayanna Spaulding
QUEEN OF QUEENS – Winslet Muncy
SUPREME TITLES 7 and up
Pearl Supreme – Natalie Spaulding
Sapphire Supreme – Lillie Wilson
Emerald Supreme – Caroline Davis
Ruby Supreme – Dusty Smith
Diamond Supreme – Hadley Spence
QUEEN OF QUEENS 7 and up-Rachelle Prince