Special to the Times
|Pictured, left to right: Karys Downes, Bianca Saldivar, 1st runner-up Bailey Lee, Lee, Bequer, Miss California Crystal Lee, Emily Doyle, Dallas Hurt, Ramirez, and 2nd runner-up Grace Quist.|
|2014 Miss Blythe Cristina Bequer is crowned by her predecessor 2013 Miss Blythe Ariel Ramirez and Miss Blythe Outstanding Teen Kailey Lee.|
Times photos/JACLYN RANDALL
BLYTHE - Cristina Bequer was crowned 2014 Miss Blythe at Saturday night's Miss Blythe Scholarship Pageant.
Bequer won the Talent Competition, Physical Fitness and tied with First Runner-Up Bailey Lee for Evening Gown. Lee also received Miss Congeniality and judges interview, the latter accounted for 25 percent of the overall score.
Grace Quist earned second runner-up honors and People's Choice award for Saturday night's sold out scholarship pageant event at Palo Verde College Theatre.
The James Bond 007 themed pageant, hosted by Celeste Velarde and Greg Snider, awarded more than $4,900 in scholarships in addition to sponsored prizes.
Also, Miss Calfornia, Crystal Lee, performed the ballet routine that helped her earn first runner-up in the Miss America pagent conducted this summer in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Other performances for the night included Tobi Johnson, Noah Johnson, Caleb Ramirez, Deanna Mogg, The Dance Yard, and Faulkner Dance Studio, Ryan Reyes.
Here are the official results for the 2014 Miss Blythe Pageant:
Miss Blythe 2014 ($2,500 scholarship): Cristina Bequer
1st Runner Up ($1,000 scholarship): Bailey Lee
2nd Runner Up ($500 scholarship): Grace Quist
Lisa Marie Fitness Award ($100 scholarship): Cristina Bequer
Linda Faulkner Dance School Talent Award ($200 scholarship): Cristina Bequer
Miss Photogenic (Melinda Bartnik Photography photo shoot): Karys Downes
Miss Congeniality: Bailey Lee
Outstanding Interview: Bailey Lee
Most Ad sales: Cristina Bequer
Most Tickets Sold: Cristina Bequer
Finalists ($150 scholarship): Dallas Hurt, Emily Doyle, Bianca Saldivar, and Karys Downes.
For more photos from Saturday night, check pvvt.com.