Miss OSU 2022 topped | Oklahoma State College

October 10, 2022

Monday, October 10, 2022

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Tatum Shelton couldn’t cease beaming as she was topped the brand new Miss Oklahoma State
College underneath the spotlights of the Pupil Union Theater.

The sophomore from Little, Oklahoma, had seen her massive dream come true.

Shelton competed alongside 16 different candidates on the Miss OSU scholarship competitors
on Thursday. The candidates have been judged in 4 classes: the non-public interview
and expertise portion are each 35% of the ultimate rating, and the onstage questioning and
crimson carpet stroll each make up 15% of the ultimate rating.

“All through the competitors, the candidates are being judged on totally different traits
like their composure and their skill to speak their concepts or just current
themselves,” mentioned Kayla Loper, govt director of the Miss OSU scholarship competitors.
“It’s by no means about appearances, it’s about what they current, who they’re and the way
they compose themselves.”

With the title of Miss OSU, Shelton can even obtain a $1,000 scholarship and the
alternative to characterize OSU within the upcoming Miss Oklahoma pageant. Shelton began
competing in pageants final yr and has beforehand gained the title of Miss Route 66
and newcomer expertise at Miss Oklahoma. She is happy concerning the prospect of representing
OSU on the subsequent Miss Oklahoma pageant.

“I met with my interview coach yesterday and we went over questions and sat down and
talked about all the explanations I really like OSU and why I proceed to decide on OSU as my school
each single day,” mentioned Shelton, a third-generation OSU pupil.

Shelton is a sports activities media main from the aptly named small city in Seminole County.
Onstage, Shelton talked about her social initiative platform “Be a Bridge” that helps
get rid of baby starvation. For the expertise portion of the competitors, Shelton carried out
a dance to the music “Be Italian” by Fergie. 

As the brand new Miss OSU, Shelton will journey within the Homecoming parade and have an opportunity
to make use of her title to attach with the OSU group and give attention to making a social affect.

“I’d like to go to Stillwater Public Faculties and discuss to the youngsters about by no means
giving up in your desires,” Shelton mentioned. “It could have taken me a number of tries however
I by no means gave up and that’s why I’m the brand new Miss OSU.”

The competitors was crammed with all kinds of spectacular personalities and performances.
First runner-up Rachel Davis from Argyle, Texas, will obtain a $600 scholarship and
second runner-up Emma Place from Alva, Oklahoma, will obtain a $400 scholarship.

Miss OSU not solely brings consideration to the illustration and empowerment of ladies
on OSU’s campus, however it’s also an incredible alternative for college kids to realize skilled
improvement and interviewing abilities. 

“Once I was youthful, I didn’t have lots of self-worth,” Davis mentioned. “Each time
I began doing pageants, I used to be in a position to rise up on stage and discuss to others, meet adults
and apply interview abilities. Doing that from a younger age helped me a lot in turning into
the particular person I’m at this time.”

There’s little question that the Miss OSU scholarship competitors has had an affect on former
Miss OSU Millie Bryant. Bryant attended the occasion in order that she might bestow her title
on to the following Miss OSU. 

“Tatum and I grew to become actually good buddies at Miss OSU final yr after which all week at
Miss Oklahoma we have been inseparable,” Bryant mentioned. “It’s simply so particular that I’m in a position
to cross my title all the way down to her and likewise simply shut this chapter of my life at OSU.”

When requested about what recommendation she would give to the following Miss OSU, Bryant mentioned it’s
vital to recollect to get pleasure from each second of the expertise.

“I feel generally it’s simple to get caught up and overwhelmed, however you simply have to
take a deep breath and absorb each second,” Bryant mentioned. “Simply keep in mind how particular
it’s to get to be within the place that you’re in.”

Story By:
Hadley DeJarnette | [email protected]

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