Calesie Godwin, 2015 Junior Miss Princess of North Carolina, hosted the first Annual “Miss”ter Prince Victory Pageant on Friday at WJ Barefoot Auditorium in Benson.
Seven “lovely” contestants competed for the title of 2016 “Miss”ter Prince Victory in talent and evening gown competition. “Martina Jo-Party” of Clayton (aka Marty Young) walked away with the win. “Elsie Klein” of Benson (aka Brian Honeycutt) was crowned the Prince Victory Ambassador. “Anita Crown” of Broadslab (aka Justin Langdon) was the People’s Choice winner. “Le’Stancil Nivek” of Clayton (aka Kevin Stancil) won the Most Talented Award, “Lucy Juicy” of Dunn (aka TJ Johnson) was named Most Sexiest, “Telulah May Massey” of Zebulon (aka Jeremy Holland) was awarded Prettiest Smile, and “Red Velvet” of Benson (aka Tyler McDaniel) won Most Spirited. Sami McDaniel was the emcee for the event.
All proceeds of the womanless pageant benefiting Victory Junction, which was the idea of Adam Petty, son of NASCAR driver Kyle Petty and grandson of racing legend, Richard Petty.
Princess of North Carolina has raised over $175,000 for Victory Junction over the past eight years and continues to focus on raising awareness for this wonderful cause. As Junior Miss Princess of NC, Calesie set a personal goal of raising enough money to send one camper to Victory Junction which costs $2,500. Victory Junction provides a medically-sound environment at no cost to the camper or their family. On Friday night she exceeded her personal goal by raising $5,700 and will now be able to send two campers with the proceeds of the womanless pageant.
A total of $5,700 was raised, with all proceeds of the womanless pageant benefiting Victory Junction, which was the idea of Adam Petty, son of NASCAR driver Kyle Petty and grandson of racing legend, Richard Petty.
After his untimely death at age 19, the Petty family honored Adam’s memory by bringing his idea to life and created a racing themed camp where children with serious illnesses could go and just be a kid. As noted on their website, “Victory Junction is where children, whose lives are filled with limitations and boundaries, face fun challenges and discover just how resilient they are.” Located in Randleman, North Carolina, Victory Junction opened its gates to its first campers in June 2004. The camp is available to children ages 6 to 16 and serves numerous illnesses including cancer, cerebral palsy, heart disease, and diabetes, just to name a few.
For more information about Victory Junction visit their website at www.victoryjunction.org.