by MIKE CHAIKEN
Part of the excitement for audiences at the annual Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen Competition is to see what evening gowns the contestants have chosen as they vie for the crown.
The preliminary competition for the Outstanding Teen contestants was held Thursday night at the Mohegan Sun Cabaret.
This is what the contestants wore as they stepped out onto stage before the judges to exhibit their poise and elegance.
At the preliminaries, Miss New Haven County’s Taliyah McGee and Miss Wolcott’s Outstanding Teen Julia Audibert won the health and fitness competition and McGee and Miss Cheshire’s Outstanding Teen Tara Lynch won the talent preliminary competition.
The pageant finals are today, Saturday, at 2 p.m. at the Mohegan Sun Cabaret in Uncasville.
PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN