Stoops has sights set
on Miss Kentucky USA title
will compete in the pageant
in January in Louisville
Helen E. McKinney
CARROLLTON, Ky. (November 2011) Every year,
Christin Stoops watches the Miss USA pageant with her best friend. They
have a Miss USA party, complete with snacks that include a crown-shaped
cheese ball. Little did they know that some day Stoops would live out
her dream of competing in the televised pageant.
Stoops was selected to participate in the Miss Kentucky USA 2012 pageant,
an opportunity she has waited her whole life to fulfill. The rush of
adrenaline Stoops gets when walking onstage at a pageant is what fuels
her to keep competing.
Ive always wanted to be Miss Kentucky USA, said Stoops,
20, a 2009 Carroll County High School graduate. She has met some of
the more recent contestants and was inspired by them. I want to
turn around and inspire others.
Christin Stoops has
pageantry in her
blood, having competed
in such events since
she was a baby.
Stoops said she has competed in pageants since she was
a baby. She is the daughter of Indiana native Arthur Stoops and Denia
Stoops, who is from Carrollton, Ky.
If Stoops wins the Miss Kentucky USA 2012 competition, she can compete
for the title of Miss USA (a nationally televised pageant on NBC) and
then proceed to the Miss Universe pageant. The date for the Miss Kentucky
USA pageant has changed from November 2011 to a tentative date of January
27-29, 2012, in Louisville, Ky., at a location to be determined.
Stoops first had to apply on the www.MissKentucky
USA.com website, attend a casting call for interviews and go through
a background check. The actual pageant will consist of swimsuit, evening
gown and interview portions, with the finals consisting of contestants
answers to an on-stage question. Contestants must be between 18-27 in
Before she even competes in the Miss Kentucky USA pageant, Stoops said
she has to do a lot of volunteer work. She and the other
contestants have to attend red carpet events and various photo shoots
On Nov. 11 she will be volunteering at the Festival of Lights in Louisville.
Ill be helping in the Secret Santa Shop, said Stoops.
In the past, Stoops has won several pageant titles, including Miss Carroll
County Fair 2010, Miss Teen Carroll County 2006, Miss Pre-Teen Carroll
County 2003 and Little Miss Carroll County 1996. The year she graduated
high school, Stoops also placed in the top 15 at the Miss Kentucky Teen
Competing in pageants has taught her how to be more outgoing and
to interview really well, she said.
Stoops is currently a junior at Northern Kentucky University majoring
in Secondary Social Studies Education. I plan to teach high school
Social Studies, she said. I also want to teach psychology
and develop a History of Kentucky course.
Anyone wanting to support Stoops can like her official Facebook
page, Christin Stoops for Miss Kentucky USA 2012.
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