New Royalty Chosen to represent the La. Catfish Festival
Contestants were chosen by scores from categories including interview, sportswear, evening gown, and an on stage question and answer for the Miss contestants.
Courtney Elizabeth Soudelier, 18, of Des Allemands was named La. Catfish Queen XXXI, and Michelle Mary Fonseca, 14, of Des Allemands, was named La. Catfish Teen Queen XI.
Courtney, the daughter of Lloyd and Lurecki Soudelier also was awarded sportswear. Courtney will be attending LSU in the fall as a freshman, where she will focus on a degree in secondary math education. She enjoys reading, scrap booking and shopping. Courtney is looking forward to her year as the new La. Catfish Queen XXXI and traveling throughout the state of Louisiana to represent her festival.
Michelle, the daughter of Herman and Danelle Fonseca was also awarded sportswear. Michelle is a sophomore at Central Lafourche High School. She loves to dance, sing, and play the flute. Michelle is very excited about her year ahead and will travel with her Miss Queen as much as possible to represent her festival.
Other winners in the pageant were:
Brandi Matulich- 1st runner-up,
Sarah Owens- 2nd runner-up
and Miss Congeniality
Bridgette Boe- 3rd runner-up
Other winners- Ashlee Whann- People's Choice, Mallory Becnet-Evening Gown winner
Lacey Picou- 1st runner-up,
photogenic, and evening gown
Kayla Landry- 2nd runner-up
Other winners- Samantha Spahr, Miss Congeniality.
Kimberly Baudoux of Des Allemands sold many raffle tickets to acquire her title. She is looking forward to her reign as the 2006-2007 La. Catfish Jr. Queen XXIV.
The first annual Granny Catfish winner is Miss Virgie "Plunk" Naquin. She was chosen by the loudest cheer of the crowd. She is a symbol of hard work, dedication and commitment to her festival for over 32 years.
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