Livingston Parish Fair Pageant

Joshlyn Shelby, behind, crowns Madison Watts as the 2018 Livingston Parish Fair Queen.

LIVINGSTON -- The Livingston Parish Fair has a new queen.

Madison Paige Watts, a graduate of Doyle High School, was crowned the 2018 Livingston Parish Fair Queen during the annual pageant on Saturday, Oct. 13.

Wearing a floor-length white dress studded with silver rhinestones and matching earrings, Watts received the shiny crown from outgoing queen Joshlyn Shelby, who traveled more than 1,000 miles representing the Livingston Parish Fair at different festivals and events in the last year.

Lynn Sibley, president of the Livingston Parish Fair Association, called it “bittersweet” to see Shelby’s reign come to an end but expressed excitement at what the future holds for Watts, the daughter of Lynn Bryson and Ryland Watts.

“Once a queen, always a queen,” Sibley said.

Six contestants competed in the senior division for the title of “Miss Livingston Parish.”

Finishing behind Watts were Madison Burnette of Livingston as first alternate, Hannah Gautreau of Maurepas as second alternate, and Malorie Langlois of Denham Springs as third alternate.

Other awards were handed out for most photogenic (Gautreau), best dressed (Watts), best interview (Gautreau) and Miss Congeniality (Courtney Edwards of Holden).

Pageants were also held on Saturday for girls from ages 5-16.

In the 5-6 year-old division, the winners were: Sidney Lauzervich of Maurepas, first place; Katie Noble of Denham Springs, first alternate; Braelynn Burchfield of Denham Springs, second alternate; Addisyn Hart of Livingston, third alternate; Burchfield, best dressed; and Noble, most photogenic.

Livingston Parish Fair Pageant

Joshlyn Shelby, the 2017 Livingston Parish Fair Queen, waves to the crowd before she crowns the next queen during the Livingston Parish Fair’s Annual Pageant on Saturday, Oct. 13.

In the 7-8 year-old division, the winners were: Rosalina Toups of Denham Springs, first place; Kendyl Ortego of Livingston, first alternate; Lilah Berdon of Livingston, second alternate; Toups, best dressed; and Ortego, most photogenic.

In the 9-10 year-old division, the winner was: Berklie Blount of Livingston, first place, best dressed and most photogenic.

In the 11-12 year-old division, the winners were: Marissa Andrews of Livingston, first place; Fallon Gnann of Denham Springs, first alternate; Gracie Hindrichs of Livingston, second alternate; Mackenzie Scanlan of Walker, third alternate; Presly Cox of Denham Springs, fourth alternate; Andrews, best dressed; and Scanlan, most photogenic.

In the 13-14 year-old division, the winners were: Avery Gnann of Denham Springs, first place; Abigail Lout of Albany, first alternate; Madelyn Morgan of Livingston, second alternate; Aubrey Jones, third alternate; Saylor Marchand of Maurepas, fourth alternate; Gnann, best dressed; Morgan, most photogenic.

In the 15-16 year-old division, the winners were: Ashleigh Traylor of Springfield, first place; Bailey Jones of Albany, first alternate; Elizabeth Beregi of Livingston, second alternate; Traylor, best dressed; and Jones, most photogenic.

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