Adriana Scagliarini was crowned the 2018 Miss O’Fallon Saturday evening, Aug. 3.
In Saturday’s scholarship pageant, eight competed to become this year’s Miss O’Fallon. The evening commenced with the contestants plus last year’s Miss O’Fallon Ava Hipskind performing a dance number. The pageant also included a swimsuit, talent and evening gown competition.
Scagliarini said that she was “overwhelmed with joy” to be crowned 2018’s Miss O’Fallon. “I’m so excited.”
The pageant contestants began rehearsing at the beginning of July and Scagliarini said that it was “never competitive” between the girls.
“Everyone was so sweet and genuine toward each other,” she said. “Everyone compliments each other no matter what. We all made a really good bond.”
Scagliarini said that she is looking forward to serving the city of O’Fallon in the coming year.
“I’m really looking forward to all of the parades and meeting the people of O’Fallon. I’m going to thank them for everything they do,” she said. “I love my city.”
Scagliarini said that one of the things she would like to do in the coming year is start a “little” Miss O’Fallon pageant to “show all girls that it’s not just about beauty – you need to have poise and have manners, confidence and intelligence.”
She said that it’s important to “stick together as girls rather than trying to tear each other down.”
“I want to teach them to stick together and be yourself and that will take you so much further,” Scagliarini said.
Other contestants who received recognition in this year’s pageant was Hailey Eader, who was awarded Miss Photogenic, Anna DeMonge, who was awarded Miss Congeniality and Sienna Salcido, who was awarded with People’s Choice. Second runner up in the 2018 Miss O’Fallon pageant was Sienna Salcido and the first runner up was Laura Edwards.
Also competing in this year’s pageant was Hannah Gibson, Kennedy Kreidell and Zoyalyn Stoll.
The pageant was directed by Kristy Schulte. The $2000 scholarship for Miss O’Fallon was funded by the Bank of O’Fallon, Brian Keller and the Thoman family.