SPARTANBURG (WIS) - Crystal Garrett, Miss Charleston, is the new Miss South Carolina.
The 21-year-old from Columbia was crowned at Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium Saturday night in front a packed audience. Garrett attends the University of South Carolina.
As Miss South Carolina, she is the winner of a $20,000 college scholarship and the opportunity to compete for the crown of Miss America. Garrett competed against 45 other Miss South Carolina contestants from around the state in a week of competition that included three preliminaries.
Garrett was an Evening Gown and Talent preliminary winner and the recipient of the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium Overall Talent Winner Award.
Miss South Carolina runners-up are:
Amber Finley, Miss Upstate, 23, first runner-up
Anna Perry, Miss Columbia, 22, second runner-up
Chicora Heyward, Miss Charleston Southern University, 21, third runner-up
Morgan Dampier, Miss Capital City, 20, fourth runner-up
The other Top Ten finalists were: Miss Florence Morgan Helms, Miss Golden Strip Lindsay Lark, Miss Greenville County Elizabeth Tate, Miss Boiling Springs Elizabeth Bagwell and Miss Whitmire Brooke Eaves.
Lauren Lytle, Miss Greenville Teen, is the new Miss South Carolina Teen. The 17-year-old from Inman competed against 38 other teen contestants in a week-long competition, culminating in her crowning at the Miss South Carolina Pageant finale. She wins a $5,000 savings bond and an opportunity to compete nationally in the Miss America's Outstanding Teen pageant in Orlando, FL, Aug. 7-11, 2007.
Lytle, who won a Talent preliminary, is 17-years-old and attends Boiling Springs High School in Boiling Springs, SC.
Miss South Carolina Teen runners-up are:
Miss Greater Irmo Teen Katie Love, 17, first runner-up
Miss Greenville County Teen Courtney Cisson, 16, second runner-up.
Miss Columbia Teen Taylor Hoverman, 15, third runner-up
Miss Greater Greer Teen Lauren Cabaniss, 16, fourth runner-up
The other Top Ten finalists were: Miss Darlington County Teen Rachel Fenters, Miss Lancaster Teen Rebekah Platt, Miss Cherokee County Teen Sally McCraw, Miss Pickens County Teen Melle Morgan, and Miss Upstate Teen Sarene Tate.