Josephine Horsechief, 19, of Pawhuska, placed second out of 150 entries recently in the Miss Teen Tulsa Pageant.
The Feb. 15 event marked the first-ever such competition for Horsechief, who was selected for the pageant through a preliminary interviewing process. In addition to their personal interviews, contestants were judged in both casual wear and formal wear.
Horsechief finished as the first runner-up behind 2014 Miss Teen Tulsa Kelsie Fox of Verdigris High School. The Pawhuska entry also placed second in the contest’s “Most Photogenic” judging, which earned her an invitation to the 2015 National Miss Teen competition Orlando, Fla.
Contestants at the Orlando event will vie for thousands of dollars worth of prizes and college scholarships.
The National Miss Teen winner receives a $40,000 scholarship and a new sports car.