The judges had to take a second vote before Brunson was crowned because of a three-way tie, though they did not announce who tied with Brunson in the first go-round.
After the 11 contestants were introduced to the audience by the host, Cindy Allen, they walked across Trigg County High School’s Little Theater stage in sportswear and formalwear. While the contestants changed backstage, Becky Freeman sang two songs and more than a decade of former Mrs. Trigg County winners came onstage for recognition. After that, the 11 women were narrowed down to the judges’ top five selections.
The runner-up was Miranda Moore, who was sponsored by Trigg County Judge-Executive Berlin Moore; the second runner-up was Jhomamay Cain-Harris, who was sponsored by Harrison and Regina Mitcheson; the third runner-up was Trescia L. Wilkerson; the fourth runner-up was Amanda Peacock, who was sponsored by Herring Construction Company of Eddyville.
The six other contestants were Heather Lichtenwalter, who was sponsored by Trigg County Manor; Tabitha Johnson, who was sponsored by Citi Financial; Janet Creekmur, who was sponsored by her family and friends; Rachel Longworth, who was sponsored by Computer Corps; Tonya Proffitt, who was sponsored by Martee Noel of The Hair Connection; and Kristee Barnes Smith, who was sponsored by Barnes and Martin Septic Service.
Proceeds raised from the pageant will go to the Wilson/King scholarship.