Miss VA USA, Miss Teen VA USA Pageants to be Held at Paramount Theater
Pageant director announces Miss VA to be held at the Paramount
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) -
Charlottesville is the new home of a major beauty contest event. The Miss Virginia Pageant is coming to town in November.
The event is Thanksgiving weekend - and it's not just here for 2014. Under a new deal, the Miss Virginia Pageant is scheduled for Charlottesville’s Paramount Theater for the next three years.
Pageant Director Kim Johnson made the announcement Monday morning outside the Paramount. The exact dates for 2014 are November 29 and 30. She says they're hoping for about 100 contestants.
“We have a three-day event, so you have approximately 100 contestants and you have all of their family and friends that come in for the weekend and stay at the hotel, they go to the eateries, and the outdoor mall here is fabulous,” said Johnson.
The pageant has already booked 400 rooms at the Omni Hotel for that weekend.
The event is Miss Virginia USA and Miss Virginia Teen USA. This marks the first time the pageant has been held in Charlottesville.
Reported by Sean Cudahy
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