Zanesville’s very own earned the 2015 National American Miss Ohio Princess title.
7 year old Mackenzie Welch stopped by the studio to talk with us about her experiences at the pageant.
“We did formal wear, introduction, interview and we did some optional contests,” said Welch. “I think I did every optional contest. I did photo shoot, I did, formal, well casual wear.. two casual wears.”
Now that Welch has earned the crown, she’ll be volunteering in the community by caring for animals at the shelter and donating shoes to the annual giveaway. Welch will also move onto the national competition in Anaheim, California at Disney Land. Welch explained what she plans to do if she wins.
“I’m going to have an after school club,” said Welch. “I’m going to help girls become confident and we’re going to play games and have snacks and it’s going to be a lot of fun… because then they’re not ever shy and they can just speak up.”
When Welch isn’t being crowned at pageants she enjoys cheering, playing soccer and gymnastics.