Lexington natives crowned at Miss South Carolina pageants

Lexington natives crowned at Miss South Carolina pageants
Lexington natives Morgan Nichols (left) and Kellan Fenegan were winners in this weekend's Miss South Carolina pageants. (Source: WIS)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - A pair of Lexington natives were crowned this weekend at the Miss South Carolina pageants.

Lexington native Morgan Nichols won Saturday’s 2019 Miss South Carolina pageant.

The 22-year-old Clemson competed against 50 other women in the pageant at the Township Auditorium. Nichols, who competed as “Miss Clemson,” sang “Bridge Over Troubled Water” during the talent competition.

With this win, Nichols will receive a $60,000 scholarship and a chance to compete in the Miss America pageant in September.

Morgan Nichols is crowned Miss South Carolina on June 29, 2019 at the Township Auditorium.
Morgan Nichols is crowned Miss South Carolina on June 29, 2019 at the Township Auditorium. (Source: (Photo Credit: Amanda Ferguson Photography))

Here’s a look at the top five finishers in the Miss South Carolina pageant:

Winner: Morgan Nichols, Miss Clemson

First runner-up: Morgan Romano, Miss Greenville Scottish Games

Second runner-up: Kendyl Pennington, Miss SC Fashion Week

Third runner-up: Sarah Floyd, Miss Columbia

Fourth runner-up: Tori Sizemore, Miss Capital City

On Friday, 16-year-old Kellan Fenegan was crowned Miss South Carolina Teen at the Township Auditorium.

Fenegan, who competed as Miss Columbia Teen, sang “In My Dreams” during the talent competition. She also was named an Evening Gown/Social Impact preliminary winner. The teen pageant consisted of 50 contestants from across the state.

Fenegan, a student at River Bluff High, will now compete in Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant, which will be held in Orlando in July.

Kellan Fenegan was crowned Miss South Carolina Teen on June 28, 2019, at the Township Auditorium.
Kellan Fenegan was crowned Miss South Carolina Teen on June 28, 2019, at the Township Auditorium. (Source: (Photo Credit: Amanda Ferguson Photography))

Here’s a look at the top five finishers in the Miss South Carolina Teen pageant:

Winner: Kellan Fenegan, Miss Columbia Teen

First runner-up: Julia Herrin, Miss Georgetown County Teen

Second runner-up: Erika Quinn, Miss Spartanburg Teen

Third runner-up: Rosalie Summerlin, Miss Clarendon Teen

Fourth runner-up: Kelsey Pranke, Miss Yellow Jasmine Teen

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