"We are overwhelmed by the response and caliber of all the participants from South Dakota," Wallace said. "There is no better opportunity for ambitious young women out there today. The Miss South Dakota USA and Miss South Dakota Teen USA competitions offers area women a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to advance their personal and professional goals."
The competition, which will be held at the Watertown Event Center at 4 p.m. in the afternoon, consists of three proportional segments: evening gown, fitness/swimwear and personality interview. Eligible young women must be between the ages of 15 and 26 and be unmarried residents of South Dakota.
One of the contestants in this year's competition is Natalie Severson of Vermillion. She is sponsored by Dr. Curtis and Madonna Adams; Doug Severson and Shelly Bendert; Vermillion Beauty Shop; Amy's Whoopti Do; Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home; Davis Pharmacy; Jones Food Center/Ace Hardware; Tigert Art Gallery; Merle Norman Cosmetics; Reed Law Offices; Melhaf Chiropractic; Nook 'n Cranny; and the Flandreau Boosters.
This year's state titleholder will receive thousands of dollars in prizes, awards and scholarships. However, most importantly, the new Miss South Dakota USA and Miss South Dakota Teen USA will have the opportunity to compete for the national titles of Miss USA� and Miss Teen USA�. In addition, Miss USA� goes on to represent the United States in the Miss Universe� competition.
Any young women interested in participating in next year's pageant should contact Future Productions at (952) 897-1002 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.misssouthdakotausa.com or www.misssouthdakotateenusa.com.
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