Miss Ludington Area Pageant
The pageant is open to never-married women between the ages of 17-24 (or high school seniors). Contestants are judged based on talent, interview, evening wear, and fitness. The winner is qualified to enter the Miss Michigan Pageant, a precursor to the Miss America Pageant. The winner is typically awarded a $1,000 Susie Brillhart Memorial Scholarship, one semester of classes at West Shore Community College, a $500 educational scholarship from Gary & Sue Ann Schnitker, a portrait by Photography by Sue Brown, official crown from Jeff & Debbie Nellis, a bouquet from Bela Floral, and the official pin and sash from the pageant committee.
An event is also held in conjunction with the pageant for Pink Princesses (Ages 12 and younger) who have the opportunity to purchase tickets to meet Miss Michigan as well as receive a commemorative photo, autographed card, and a crown.
Visit missludingtonarea.org for more information.
About Miss Ludington 2017, Leah Massie
22-year old Leah Massie was crowned the 2017 Miss Ludington Area, held at West Shore Community College's Center Stage Theater.
Massie is a 2012 graduate of Ludington High School and also holds a Bachelor's Degree in social work from Grand Valley State University. She is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in social work and she is the daughter of Tim and Brenda Massie of Ludington. Her platform during her reign will be "LIGHT", "Leading Improvement, and Giving Hope Together: Changing the Conversation About Adoption," which is an adoption advocacy group.
Leah follows Shelby Soberalski, 2016 Miss Ludington Area, and competed against 5 other women for the title.