The Miss Louisiana pageant began Thursday night, and Miss Minden Macey Colvin started the show.
The 32 contestants were broken up into two groups of 16, and Colvin is in the first group and is Contestant No. 1. As such, she and the 15 others in her group competed in the talent and onstage question categories.
Colvin says she feels confident in her performance.
“It went really great and with this being my first pageant to do percussive dance, it went better than I expected,” she said. “There’s 31 other very talented, beautiful and very capable young ladies in this pageant. People I spoke with said they loved my act opening the talent portion, because it really got people involved and on their feet.”
She tap-danced to “Sing, Sing, Sing” by Benny Goodman.
The onstage question dealt with each contestant’s platform, and she says that went really well.
“I was told it was one of the toughest questions asked tonight,” she said. “I think that went really well. I got a lot of positive feedback on it.”
Her Fleur de Lis princesses Alyssa Streetman and Jorja McCain also performed Thursday, and they will escort her during the evening gown portion of the competition Friday.
Colvin was given a few minutes to spend with her family following the competition. She has not seen them since Sunday, she said.
On Friday, she will compete in the swimsuit and evening gown competition. Her swimsuit and her evening gown are both cobalt blue. She will wear a two-piece swimsuit.
Her evening gown is a cobalt blue, mermaid cut taffeta dress.
“I feel confident in cobalt blue,” she said, “and it’s always been a fallback color. It’s been my main color this year as Miss Minden.”
Her nephew Corbin Colvin will present the Miracle Maker award to the contestant who raised the most money for the Children’s Miracle Network. Corbin Colvin is this year’s CMN State Champion.
Corbin Colvin suffers from cerebral palsy.
While she feels confident about Friday’s upcoming performance, she says this year’s pageant will be a close one.
“This is definitely a tight race,” she said. “It’s going to be tough to decide the top 10 and then the top five.”