Posted: Oct 7, 2013 8:47 AM by MTN News
Updated: Oct 7, 2013 3:32 PM
MISSOULA - The winner was crowned in the Miss Montana USA Pageant on Sunday at the Missoula Children's Theater.
The new Miss Montana USA is Kadie Latimer from Kalispell, while Madyson Rigg - also from Kalispell - won Miss Teen Montana.
The young ladies spent Sunday taking to the stage one last time to compete in the semi-final runway competition.
The winners were elated by their new title, but also excited about continuing the training required to be ready for the national Miss USA Pageant.
"I am literally speechless. I have no words to describe this feeling that I have. [It's] probably one of the best days of my life. It was so unexpected, but I've been training so hard for this, so I feel really deserving of it," Kadie said.
"I'm excited. It's a big role - I have really high hopes for it. I've been training all summer already, so I guess I'll just keep on moving forward," Madyson added.