Meet Miss Montana 2007 - Kristen Mantooth!

~June 16 - Glendive, Montana~

Kristen Mantooth of Lewistown was crowned Miss Montana 2007.
Kristen, 21, is majoring in English Education and Art. She is the official spokewoman for the Montana Highway Patrol Project Hope. Her platform is R.E.A.C.H. She is writing and illustrating a children's book to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network. A BLM fire fighter and long distance runner, Kristen performed a lyrical dance entitled "Beauty From Pain"

Named in the Court of Honor were:
First Runner-Up: Kari Rude (Cut Bank) - Vocal
Second Runner-Up: Jennifer Hepner (Great Falls) - Raqs Sharki Dance
Third Runner-Up: Katrina Valkenburg (Billings) - Piano
Fourth Runner-Up: Nicole Dowson (Great Falls) - Vocal
Top Ten Semi-Finalists
Kali Green (Billings) - Tap Dance
Josie Adams (Helena) - Vocal
Allison Linhart (Hobson) - Piano
Rachel Markovich (Butte) - Ballet
Lesli Furniss (Frenchtown) - Bull Whip Artistry

Miss Congeniality: Bridget Clawson (Plentywood)
State Scholar: Gillette Vaira (Lambert)
State Community Service: Jennifer Hepner (Great Falls)
Miss Promotion: Fallon Elhard (Bozeman)
Miss Spirt & Leadership: Bridget Clawson (Plentywood)
Over-all Interview: Lesli Furniss (Frenchtown)
Non-finalist Interview: Gillette Vaira (Lambert)
Four-Points Award: Caitlin Jenne (Dillon)
International Air & Hospitality Academy Scholarship: Heather Wilson (Shepherd)
Miss Photogenic: Caitlin Jenne (Dillon)

Preliminary Awards
Preliminary Talent: Kristen Mantooth & Jennifer Hepner
Non-finalists Talent: Fallon Elhard & Gillette Vaira
Preliminary Fitness: Nicole Dowson & Kali Green
Non-finalist fitness: Janelle Clark & Caitlin Jenne
Prelimary Evening Gown: Kali Green & Jennifer Hepner
Non-finalist Evening Gown: Emily Marie & Caitlin Jenne

Hats off to the twenty-one state finalists for Miss Montana 2007!

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