After recently winning the Kentucky Festival Grand Supreme Mrs. Beauty Pageant, a Grayson County woman will now compete in a nationwide beauty contest, the AmeriFest Nationals, in July in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
Devon Mattingly, 34, competed against eight other women from across the state and won Most Beautiful, Best Themed Photo, Supreme Ambassador, and the Congeniality Award.
“With nearly perfect scores, I have accomplished so much in such a short period, and I’m so honored and grateful to have this title,” Mattingly said.
She said that during her reign, she will speak to children about self-esteem, bullying and how to help communities. She said she will also be “pitching in at homeless shelters and keeping our community clean.”
Mattingly gives “a big thanks to my wonderful co-workers, Amanda Arnoldy, Alex Lashley, Debbie Miller, Sierra Ashley, and Cassie Rodkey; without these ladies she would have been lost.”
She also thanked Nancy Critchelow “for her great eye in photography, and staying by my side the whole night.”
Lastly, she thanks her husband, Tim Mattingly, and her children, “who have inspired me to reach high and never settle.”
By Ken Howlett, News Director
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