Belmont student Natalie Newbill will be competing in the Miss Tennessee USA pageant under the title Miss Belmont USA. Miss Tennessee USA is a pageant where young women from all over the state compete to represent the state of Tennessee in the Miss USA pageant (and later in the Miss Universe competition). The pageant will be held at Austin Peay State University on Oct. 15 and 16. Each contestant is judged in the following categories: poise and presence in interview, swim suit and evening gown. Additionally, the top five will be judged by their live interviews.
Newbill said, “I truly hope to not only be the young lady to walk away with the crown, but more importantly be the young lady who will be able to make a difference all over Tennessee. Please keep your fingers crossed for me, and I hope to make Belmont proud!”