Miss Southwestern Ashley Bledsoe Honored at Sendoff Party


Ashley Bledsoe and Group
Miss Southwestern Ashley Bledsoe (front row third from left) was honored at a sendoff party June 2 at the home of Debbie Brown. Pageant board members as well as family members of Bledsoe gathered for lunch, and Bledsoe modeled outfits that she will be wearing at the Miss Oklahoma Pageant June 5-10 in Tulsa.

Ashley Bledsoe and Midge Gerber
Miss Southwestern Ashley Bledsoe (left) visits with Midge Gerber, chair of the Miss Southwestern Pageant, at a sendoff party held June 2. The party was hosted by the Miss Southwestern Pageant board at the home of Debbie Brown.

Ashley Bledsoe of Altus is representing Southwestern Oklahoma State University at the Miss Oklahoma Pageant, which is June 5-10 in Tulsa. 

Bledsoe won the title of Miss Southwestern this past fall on the Weatherford campus.  She will be among 44 contestants vying for the Miss Oklahoma title.

The senior majoring in health sciences will compete in the Omega group at Miss Oklahoma. For her talent on Tuesday evening, she will perform a modern ballet to “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Bledsoe will also compete throughout the week in other competitions including on-stage question on Wednesday night, swimsuit and evening wear on Thursday evening and interview on Friday morning.

Bledsoe’s platform issue is “Save Your Smile”, which relates to her interest in dentistry. 

Bledsoe is one of two contestants with SWOSU ties competing in this year’s pageant. Kimberly Kirby as Miss Elk City is enrolled at SWOSU starting this fall.

The winner of the pageant advances to the Miss America Pageant later this year.

SWOSU’s annual Miss Southwestern Pageant in 2006 will be November 4 on the Weatherford campus.