Minden Press-Herald

Oct 01st

Miss Minden gearing up for Miss Louisiana

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Miss Minden Paige McCoy is going against the popular choice in attire in one portion of the Miss Louisiana competition next week.

In her second bid for the state crown, McCoy is donning a one-piece swimsuit instead of a bikini to be more conservative.

"I don't feel comfortable being a role model to girls in my church," McCoy said. "I want them to know you can be modest and still win a beauty pageant.

"It's going to make me stand out, and people are going to take it in a positive way or in a negative way and they don't have the opportunity to hear the reason behind it."

Third time was a charm for McCoy in capturing the Miss Minden crown and the Young Women's Service Club's preparation team for the state pageant.

The YWSC held a trunk show and send off celebration for McCoy last week. McCoy showed off all of her attire, including her evening gown and production number outfits.

"I wish somebody would have told me about all the different outfits you were going to need and to not worry about sleep because you don't get any," she said of her rookie year at the state pageant.

McCoy will perform a jazz dance routine to "All We Got" by Fergie. Her platform is raising awareness on finding matches for bone marrow transplant patients.

"I feel a lot more prepared for Miss Louisiana than I was last year," she said. "I know what to expect so it's not as stressful. Having the Young Women's Service Club has helped to take a lot of the stress off me."






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