Pure American Pageant’s newest crowned royalty is Kaylista M. Underwood. On February 22, 2014, Kaylista competed at the Defiance Preliminary Pageant in which she won the title of Teen Miss and will be heading to Columbus on March 21, 2014 to compete at the Pure American Ohio State Pageant. Kaylista competed in modeling, personal introduction and personal interview. She also won the Speech category and most Photogenic.
Kaylista currently resides in West Unity, Ohio with her mother, Mishelle Hall and her younger sister, Madisyn Underwood. Kaylista attends Hilltop High School, where she is currently the Sophomore Class President, an academic award winner, honor roll recipient; in addition to being active in volleyball, softball, and choir. She enjoys attending youth group, spending time with her family and friends, and of course shopping. Someday she hopes to be Miss Ohio and compete in the Miss America Pageant. Until then, Kaylista’s future goals include going to Ohio State University and studying Psychology. After which she hopes to get married and start a family.
Kaylista would like to thank all those who made this trip possible through their love and support. In addition to her mother and sister, Kaylista would like to send out a special thank you to the following people for their kindness and generosity: Roy and Fern Hall, Mike and Kristen Hall, Kassy Hall, Katey Schaffner, Ron and Sue Underwood, Mary Pester, Nathan and Shelley Underwood, Chasity Yoder, Joe and Kelli Bok, Jeremy and Amy Gorsuch (Moments by Amy), Mike and Kerri Owen, Todd and Angie Roth, Jess and Melanie Heer, Liz Stotz, Bob and Becky Albertson, and The Village Reporter and The Bryan Times for publishing this announcement. Without all of your help this next step in her journey would not be possible.
Pure American Pageants are a Christian based pageant system for all ages, 0-Adult. If you would like to compete or know someone who may want to compete, you can visit their website at www.pureamericanpageants.com or contact their national office at (740) 709-1612.