Fourteen year-old Mariah Robinson of Buffalo was crowned Teen Miss Wyoming in a pageant in Douglas June 14th.
The State-wide competition is part of the Little Miss Wyoming Scholarship Pageant that crowns champions in the Tiny Miss, Tot Miss, Petite Miss, Little Miss, Preteen Miss, and Teen Miss Wyoming categories.
According to their website, they are the training ground for Wyoming girls to prepare for competition in the Miss Wyoming Teen USA, Miss Wyoming USA, Miss Wyoming's Outstanding Teen, Miss Wyoming America, Miss Wyoming's Outstanding Teen, Miss Rodeo Wyoming, and Miss Wyoming Galaxy pageants.
Mariah was one of four girls competing in her category, and more than 70 were competing in the entire pageant.
She was asked if winning is becoming routine or if she still enjoys it.
Mariah will be participating in many events this next year, but this summer will be especially busy, with appearances in parades in the region, the State Fair in Douglas, Cheyenne Frontier Days, the Sheridan WYO Rodeo and of course the Johnson County Fair and Rodeo.
She also wants to raise awareness of her platform, which is “Teenage Breast Cancer Awareness.”
Mariah has participated in pageants since the age of five, when she participated in her first pageant and won the Tot Miss Merry Christmas title in 2005. She has since been crowned Little Miss Wyoming in 2007 and Miss Preteen Wyoming in 2012, and then adding this year's crown to her accomplishments.
After finishing her busy summer, she will be a freshman at Buffalo High School in the fall. She wants to be involved in basketball, volleyball, drama and choir.