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March 6, 2012
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Beauty queens compete in the Little Miss Douglas County Pageant

The sixth annual Little Miss Douglas County Pageant took place Feb. 25 at the Dance Workshop Performing Arts Center in Minden.

Twenty six contestants competed this year ranging in ages from 5 months to 17 years old. There were singers, dancers, a violinist and a piano player.

Gardnerville resident Jean Newell said she was proud of her two great-granddaughters who participate in the pageant.

Five-year-old Suriah Taylor Lozano won queen in her division and her cousin Aaliyah Mosby, 4, won a princess crown.

"Suriah has an outgoing personality," Newell said. "At first Suriah thought Aaliyah won because she got her crown first. It's OK because they're cousins and best friends."

Newell said neither of the girls' parents would be considered inclined to pageants.

"They're in it just for the fun of it," she said.

Suriah is the daughter of Gardnerville resident Lexy Foster. Aaliyah's dad is John Mosby.

Contestants up to 5 years old modeled their party dresses for the judges, while contestants 6 to 17 years old also competed in an interview portion.

The emcees for this years pageant were Dallyn Malarchuk, Teen Miss Carson Valley 2011, and Kelsey Nalder, Teen Miss Douglas County 2011.

The Little Miss Douglas County Pageant takes place each February. For more information go to the Facebook page "Little Miss Douglas County."

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The Record Courier Updated Mar 6, 2012 04:18PM Published Mar 6, 2012 04:16PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.