Contestants Sought for Miss Chiquitita Contest

By The Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho

Jul. 31–Young Latino girls are invited to show their talents at the fifth annual Miss Chiquitita 2008 pageant.

The pageant is part of the Hispanic Heritage Fiesta, a cultural celebration set for 10 a.m. Aug. 9 at the Twin Falls City Park.

The Miss Chiquitita competition is for girls ages 5 to 10 of Latino descent. The pageant will be held at noon Aug. 9 at the park. The girls’ parents/guardian are required to complete a registration form and must attend an orientation meeting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Twin Falls City Park. Registration is free and the deadline to apply is Friday.

The girls will be judged in stage presence, originality and personality.

The contestants also will be required to perform a talent not to exceed three minutes. The girls do not need to be bilingual.

Contestants do not need to buy or wear a formal dress for this event, organizers say. They will model in front of the judges with the same outfit in which they will perform and there will be no time to change.

The winners will be announced the same day of the event and they may need to return to the fiesta on Sunday. First-place or reina (queen) for ages 9 to 10 will receive $100 cash. Second-place princesa (princess) for ages 7 to 8 will receive a $75 cash prize. Third-place duquesa (duchess) for ages 5 to 6 will receive $50 cash prize. All three winners will receive a crown and sash.

All of the contestants will receive a certificate of participation and a flower.

For more information about the contest, call Carmen Macias at 208-734-7024, ext. 1602.


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