Meet Katelyn, our Pageant Princess

Friday, 2nd December, 2011

PRINCESS: Katelyn Rudd has been crowned the Pageant Princess. PRINCESS: Katelyn Rudd has been crowned the Pageant Princess.

For 2011 Pageant Princess, Katelyn Rudd, the annual Christmas procession is all about the children.

“I like seeing the look on the little kids’ faces as they see Santa Claus,” Katelyn, who will be on the Girl Guides’ float, told the BDT.

The Willyama High School student will also help Father Christmas give lollies out to the children at the ‘Party in the Park’ following the pageant.

This is the third year the pageant has had a princess and Katelyn, 16, said she applied for the role because it seemed like a good idea.

“It just seemed like something different to do,” she said.

“I didn’t know what to write (in the application) and I was a bit nervous I wasn’t going to get it, as I knew how many girls would apply for it.”

Katelyn said Pam Odgers from the BH Quota Club gave her the good news on Monday night.

“I was shocked to see her there. I’ve got to find a dress; I had a dress but Iwas going to wear it for prom, so I can’t wear it now.

“I’m just excited to wear the loan tiara, it’s so pretty.”

The addition of the first ever Pageant Prince, Michael Day, also seemed like a good idea to Katelyn.

“I think it is pretty cool. It is the first time they have done that,” she said.

Katelyn said she would like to give a big thank you to the BH Quota Club and that she would encourage all girls to enter the competition next year.

Mrs Odgers said the BH Quota Club selects the Pageant Princess based on their applications and their community involvement.

“We had 12 applications,” Mrs Odgers said.

“We covered the names over and read the applications, then we picked the princess.”

Mrs Odgers said Katelyn was ‘very excited and surprised’ to be announced the princess and that she would receive a tiara, sash and a mini make-over as well as other prizes.