Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Impressions pre-reset: 420826 Clicks pre-reset: 872

Western Kentucky State Fair Will Host First Annual Ms. Plus Pageant

tiffanyTiffany FosterHOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (6/30/14) — The Western Kentucky State Fair has added the First Annual Ms. Plus to the event calendar this year.

“I saw something in the local newspaper about them adding a plus-size event to the Western Kentucky State Fair,” said contestant Tiffany Foster. “I got some text messages from my friends asking if I was going to do it.”

Foster said she has a pretty big support system.

“At first, I was leaning towards no,” said Foster. “But, I posted a status on my Facebook to see what kind of response I would get and before I knew it, I had 150 likes and comments telling me I should do it. Then, a good friend of mine, which runs the Crofton, Ky. website posted on their site, saying they would sponsor me.”

Foster said at first, there was only supposed to be a formal wear competition, but recently another competition was added.

“At first it was only formal wear,” said Foster. “But, they have added causal wear and Cato’s in Oak Grove is providing the outfits and other things for the contestants.”

Contestants must be at least 16 to 30 years of age and a size 14 plus.

“It’s different; I’ve never done anything like this. I’m excited,” said Foster. “I am glad they are letting plus-size girls do this, now. There are so many stereotypes, if your big, you have let yourself go or you don’t care about how you look… that’s not true at all. There are girls out there, who are bigger, but that is just one characteristic about them. There is more to a person, than just looks.”

Even though Foster isn’t in it to win it, she still wants to set an example and send a positive message to plus-size girls.

“I’m not in it to win it,” said Foster. “I just want to have fun and get dressed up. This whole thing is sending a good message to the community and to girls who are considered plus-size. When people hear the words ‘plus-size,’ people automatically think, ‘fat’ or ‘big.’ To me, big girls can be pretty, too. They can take care of themselves, go out there and have a good time and strut their stuff. So, I’m ready to see, what all of us can do.”

Foster said getting ready for a pageant is no joke and all the contestants that have signed up are all beautiful.

“I’m not really a pageant type of girl, but this is no joke,” said Foster. “I just got my hair did and we tried on our outfits the other day, which all the contestants looked beautiful. We are supposed to have three stops and one minute on the walk-way. I don’t really know what I am doing, this is my first pageant.”

Foster encourages young girls to be comfortable, with who they are.

“I wish this pageant didn’t have to separated,” said Foster. “We aren’t all made the same. God made us all different for a reason. So, you don’t have to be a size two or six, to be a beauty queen. You can be a size 16 plus and still be beautiful, at least this is what I want the community to take away from this pageant.”

The First Annual Ms. Plus WKSF will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 2 at the Western Kentucky State Fair, located at 2810 Richard Street Hopkinsville. For more information, visit http://www.westernkystatefair.org/ orhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Western-Kentucky-State-Fair/105454002834107.

Amber Averitt
SurfKY Lead News Reporter
Photo Provided by Tiffany Foster

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

3/13 - 16
button coupons

Stock Report

1 DOW 17,810.20
+0.14 (0.00%)    
2 S&P 2,067.54
+4.04 (0.20%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,738.29
+25.32 (0.54%)    
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16
button classifieds

In Other News...

Salon G in Business of Making Women Beautiful for 14 Years

GREENVILLE, Ky. (11/24/14) — Salon G has been helping women be their most beautiful for 14 years. Its owner, Gail… Read More

2015 Eagle Tours at Land Between the Lakes

KENTUCKY (11/23/14) — Winter offers the best time for viewing bald eagles at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation… Read More
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

November 21, 2014 5924

Man Accused of Assaulting Coach During Basketball…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
November 18, 2014 5233

Couple Charged for Concealing Food in Infant Car…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
November 21, 2014 3619

Crashing Dump Trucks in Work Zone Cause Pennyrile…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper Stu Recke
November 19, 2014 3611

Two Killed When Vehicle Becomes Airborne, Strikes…

in Local (Owensboro) Top News by Daviess County Sheriff's Office
November 19, 2014 3553

Is Bankruptcy Your Best Option?

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
November 18, 2014 3534

Area Talent to Film Music Video at Merle Travis…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
November 22, 2014 3472

One Injured in Two Vehicle Collion in Greenville

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Miria Thomas
November 19, 2014 3115

Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision on South…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Gwen Smith
November 21, 2014 2878

Muhlenberg District Court Fines Handed Down

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
November 21, 2014 2619

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Nov. 21, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department

Stories Trending Today

November 22, 2014 1323

Kentucky Filmmaker to Release New Horror in March

in Top News For All Sites by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
November 23, 2014 1179

Motor Fuels Tax Rate to Decline by 4.3 Cents Per…

in Top News For All Sites by James Isaman
November 23, 2014 1088

Light of Chance, Inc. Re-Launches New, Innovative…

in Hopkins News by Eric Logan
November 23, 2014 1062

Flavorful Twist on a Sunday Brunch Staple

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
November 23, 2014 1026

KSP Post 2 Thanksgiving Holiday Enforcement

in General News For All Sites by Trooper S. C. Recke
November 23, 2014 916

Holiday Menu Planning for First-Time Hosts

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
November 23, 2014 842

Legislator's Log - Week of Nov. 23, 2014

in General News For All Sites by Brent Yonts
November 23, 2014 792

Wreaths to Honor the Fallen at State Veterans…

in General News For All Sites by Lisa Aug
November 23, 2014 768

Dave Says - Nov. 23, 2014

in General News For All Sites by Dave Ramsey
November 23, 2014 613

Life Christian Indoor Yard Sale Enjoys Growth…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss