PDCCC pre-nursing student crowned Miss Virginia Collegiate
Published 6:56 am Saturday, October 1, 2011
BY STEPHEN H. COWLES/CONTRIBUTING WRITER
FRANKLIN—Taylor Vick took another step in the pageant world on Sunday, winning the titles of Miss Virginia Collegiate and Miss Congeniality during the pageant at Cape Charles.
With this win, the 19-year-old will represent Miss Virginia Collegiate in March 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. She could win a $10,000 scholarship.
The path to this competition began when she was a student at Southampton High School.
“A bunch of my girlfriends and I decided to do together the Miss Southampton High pageant,” said Vick. “That was my first, and I got fourth place.”
Her next event was at the Franklin/Southampton County Fair in 2009, when she was chosen queen. She then competed at Miss Virginia Association of Fairs.
Vick went on to the Miss Virginia United States held in Richmond in April and placed in the top 10.
She described Sunday’s pageant as “a lot more relaxed” than past competitions. In addition to an interview, she participated in an opening number, a fun fashion show and modeled evening wear.
In addition to a photo shoot, she will speak against bullying to Virginia middle and high school students and appear in parades and at the state fair.
Vick studies pre-nursing at Paul D. Camp Community College and carries a 3.8 grade-point average. She hopes to continue her education at Old Dominion University.
Vick said her beautician mom, Lori Hobbs Carey, is getting more and more involved now and does her hair and makeup for pageants.
And her dad, Steven Vick, is “a total pageant dad.” Her stepparents, Miller Carey and Mary Vick, have also been quite supportive.
Vick added that Alzheimer’s disease is an important platform for her.