Little Miss contestants entertain with answers

Little Miss contestants entertain with answers

By Daniel Winningham
Jada Barkley was named the 2013 Little Miss at the ninth annual Carlinville Queen Pageant April 20, though all seven contestants got the crowd laughing with their responses to the on-stage question portion of the program.
With 2012 Little Miss Kali Robinson beside him, emcee B.J. Vinyard had each contestant pick out a question from a fish bowl held by Robinson. Here’s how the conversations with each contestant went.
Contestant No. 1 Jada Barkley:
Vinyard: What’s your favorite toy?
Barkley: Barbie
Vinyard: Who plays Barbie with you?
Barkley: My brother
Vinyard: What’s your favorite color Barbie dress?
Barkley: Purple
Vinyard: Where do you get your Barbies from?
Barkley: Walmart
Contestant No. 2 Hallee Kaburick:
Vinyard: What’s your favorite restaurant?
Hallee Kaburick: McDonald’s
Vinyard: Who takes you to McDonald’s?
Kaburick: Mom and dad
Contestant No. 3 Abigail Heusing:
Vinyard: Do you prefer swimming or playing in the snow?
Abigail Heusing: Sledding
Vinyard: Who goes with you?
Heusing: My mom
Vinyard: Do you prefer big hills or little hills?
Heusing: Big hills
Vinyard: What do you wear when you go sledding?
Heusing: Nothing
Contestant No. 4 Allie Killam:
Vinyard: If you could have any animal, what would you pick?
Allie Killam: A zebra.
Vinyard: How original! Where would you keep a zebra?
Killam: Outside.
Vinyard: What do you feed a zebra?
Killam: Grass.
Vinyard: Who’s going to clean up after this big, huge zebra?
Killam: Dad
Contestant No. 5 Savanna Siglock:
Vinyard: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Savanna Siglock: I want to be a teacher.
Vinyard: Do you know someone that’s a teacher?
Siglock: Yes
Vinyard: What’s her name?
Siglock: ?
Vinyard: I don’t really remember my teachers but I’m sure they remember me. What do you want to teach?
Siglock: ?
Contestant No. 6 Adair Sullivan:
Vinyard: If someone gave you a lot of money, what would you like to buy with it?
Adair Sullivan: I would like to buy my brother a Lego set and buy my sister a new phone.
Vinyard: You are a generous sister. Where are you going to buy all this stuff at?
Sullivan: Dollar General
Vinyard: Dollar General. That’s a great place to shop. That’s where my grandma shops … Would you take me to Dollar General and buy me anything I wanted?
Sullivan: (Laughing) No
Contestant No. 7 Daytn Powell:
Vinyard: Tell everyone out there, what’s your favorite TV show, cartoon or movie?
Daytn Powell: Barbie
Vinyard: Who watches that Barbie cartoon with you?
Powell: My mom
Vinyard: Does she let you stay up really late to watch Barbie?
Powell: Yeah
Vinyard: Do you guys have any kind of snacks or anything when you’re watching Barbie? If you do, what do you like to eat?
Powell: Fruit snacks
Vinyard: Do you have any fruit snacks for me backstage?
Powell: No
Dance routine
The seven Little Miss contestants also performed a dance routine to “The Bear Necessities” song from Disney’s “The Jungle Book” during the program.
Hallee Kaburick was named the Little Miss first runner-up while Daytn Powell was named second runner-up.