At this yearâ€™s Eggstravanza, Miss City of Bishop Kristina Blum (r) and Miss Teen City of Bishop Indica Morgenstein (l) join forces with Bishop Volunteer Fire Department members and the Easter Bunny to create a sensation among local youngsters. City Community Services Secretary Karey Poole said the children were enthralled with the princesses in their full regalia. Photo by Micah Williams
What started as a traditional beauty pageant concept is evolving into an ambassadorial, community-enhancement enterprise with spin-offs to a wide range of public services by reigning city pageant queens.
Since they were crowned on Nov. 30, Miss City of Bishop Kristina Blum and Miss Teen City of Bishop Indica Morgenstein, a Bishop Union High School junior, have enthusiastically jumped in to their roles as city ambassadors through public appearances and a variety of community service projects, said City Administrator Keith Caldwell.
Miss Bishop pageant founder and key organizer, Kristina Roberts, Parks and Recreation staff member and former beauty pageant contestant, said she sought to provide a fresh, positive venue for young local women. Roberts said she wanted to share her pageant experience, a still-valued self-esteem, self-confidence and character building one. â€śI believe true beauty comes from within (and) is the key to happy, successful, fulfilled people and winners.â€ť
Read more in Saturday's edition of The Inyo Register.