Makenzie Shuler will represent Clark County at a state pageant for the fourth time this weekend.
The 18-year-old college freshman has been competing annually in the Clark County Fair pageants since she was in the Young Miss category, and will compete at the Kentucky County Fair Pageant Saturday in the senior division.
“This is the first time I’ve done the ‘Miss’ category, so I’m a little nervous, but I’m excited about it,” Shuler said.
Despite her past experience, Shuler said she isn’t sure what to expect when she takes the stage as Miss Clark County Fair. She has spent the past few months practicing interview questions and picking out a dress.
“I’ve always done cheerleading and done plays and stuff, so I’ve always liked being on stage,” Shuler said.
This year’s competition will likely be Shuler’s last pageant, and she is looking forward to being a good representative for Clark County. Shuler said she has learned a lot from her experiences at the county fair pageants and become more confident. Win or lose, she is glad for the opportunity to compete.
“If you win, you’re always a role model for younger girls,” Shuler said.
The Miss Kentucky County Fair Pageant will be Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Galt House in Louisville.
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