Zacarra Smiley

Austin teen Zacarra Smiley is one of several contestents recently selected to participate in the 2014 Miss Teen Chicago pageant competition on Sunday Oct. 27.

Smiley will be competing with other young women ages 7 to 19-years-old in modeling, which includes casual and formal wear, a personality portion and interviews.

The winner of the pageant will represent Chicago, and other surrounding communities, at the National Competition in Oralando, Fla. Contestants will stay in Orlando for five nights and six days, all expenses paid, while they compete to win over $30.000 in prizes and awards.

Money that has been donated to Smiley to participate in this year’s pageant was given by community businesses, organizations and private donors. Through sponsorship each participant receives training as well as the financial assitance to attend rehearsals.

Interested sponsors may contact the Miss Teen Chicago Pageant Coordinator at 1-877-403-6678