Two Macomb Township ladies will vie for state titles at upcoming beauty pageants.
Emily Anderson will compete for the title of Miss Michigan USA Sept. 28-29 at the McMorran Entertainment Center in Port Huron. Anderson is one of about 100 contestants representing every major city in Michigan and will be judged in three segements: evening gown, fitness/swimsuit and the final question.
Anderson recently won the title of Miss Macomb USA.
The winner of the Miss Michigan USA pageant will represent the state at the Miss USA live national telecast on NBC next summer. She will also take home scholarship money. Miss USA ultimately goes on to represent the United States in the Miss Universe competition.
If Anderson wins, she will replace Miss Michigan USA 2012, Kristen Danyal, who is also a Macomb County resident.
Ashley Ware, who was recently named Miss Great Lakes Teen USA, will try for the Miss Michigan Teen USA also Sept. 28-29 at the McMorran Entertainment Center in Port Huron. Contestants in this pageant must be 14 to 19 years of age. Ware and about 100 others will be judged in the same categories.
Miss Michigan Teen USA will go onto compete in the Miss Teen USA pageant next summer.
"We are overwhelmed by the response and caliber of all the participants from Michigan," said Melissa Pitchford, executive director with the Miss Universe Organization. "There is not a better opportunity for ambitious young women out there today. The Miss Michigan USA and the Miss Michigan Teen USA pageants will be offering over $1 million in college scholarships to be awarded to the winners, finalists and semi-finalists."