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Top 6 Talent Costumes from Miss District of Columbia 2016

In the Miss America Organization talent is scored very highly during pageants. The contestants’ costume choice and styling often goes into this overall score. The ladies who competed for the Miss District of Columbia 2016 title really brought their A-games when it came to their costumes! Let’s take a look at six great costumes from the talent competition this year.

Talent Costumes from Miss District of Columbia 2016

1. Shannon Lynch singing “It Don’t Mean a Thing” with a loop pedal

Shannon Lynch, First Runner-Up – Photo: Ben Zenker
Shannon Lynch, First Runner-Up – Photo: Ben Zenker

Shannon Lynch looked amazing in this sparking jumpsuit during the Miss District of Columbia 2016 pageant. I love how she matched her red shoes with her red lipstick. The cut of the jumpsuit is very mature, but the sequins and cool look is something that contestants of many ages could wear!

2. Katelynne Cox singing “Titanium”

Katelynne Cox, Second Runner-Up – Photo: Bruce Guthrie
Katelynne Cox, Second Runner-Up – Photo: Bruce Guthrie

WOW! Katelynne Cox looked stunning in this black and nude gown during talent. This is definitely a show-stopper and it hugs her in all the right places. The different patterns of the beading outlines her awesome body and makes her shine! While sometimes a lot of structure on the bottom of a gown can cut a short girl off, this gown makes Katelynne look great.

3. Cierra Jackson singing “Alabaster Box”

Cierra Jackson, Winner of Miss District of Columbia 2016 – Photo: Miss District of Columbia Facebook
Cierra Jackson, Winner of Miss District of Columbia 2016 – Photo: Miss District of Columbia Facebook

Cierra Jackson looked like an angel in white while singing Alabaster Box during talent. This chiffon gown made her look very tall and elegant. I love the big earrings that she paired with her one-shoulder gown because they keep your eye looking at her beautiful face! This gown was an amazing choice for Cierra and it’s clear why she won!

4. Caroline Chisholm performing a political monologue 

Caroline Chisholm, Miss District of Columbia Contestant – Photo: Ben Zenker
Caroline Chisholm, Miss District of Columbia Contestant – Photo: Ben Zenker

Monologues are becoming more and more popular throughout the pageant talent scene, and Caroline Chisholm looked sophisticated and fun in her talent outfit. She performed a political themed monologue, and her patriotic outfit matched wonderfully. I love how she look a business look and turned it into a great talent outfit with some red, white and blue beads and a button!

5. Johanna King singing “Ave Maria”

Johanna King, Miss District of Columbia 2016 Contestant – Photo: Andy Jones
Johanna King, Miss District of Columbia 2016 Contestant – Photo: Andy Jones

Johanna King rocked it on the stage in this flowing, angelic dress while performing Ave Maria. She actually added poles into the dress so that she could control the movement of the cape easier. This mature white gown made her look so sophisticated and glamorous on stage, and I bet the judges loved watched her talent!

6. Savanah McCann dancing to “Proud Mary”

Savannah McCann, Miss District of Columbia 2016 contestant – Photo: Andy Jones
Savannah McCann, Miss District of Columbia 2016 contestant – Photo: Andy Jones

Savannah McCann looked sassy and fabulous in this red dance number while performing a jazz routine to “Proud Mary”. The bright red color made her stand out against the black on the stage, while the sequins and fringe definitely kept all eyes on her sassy movements. Dance costumes that have wonderful movement in them are always awesome to watch on stage! Great choice, Savannah.

Talent is one of the most exciting and fun parts of competition, and looking great is always important! If you need help looking for the perfect talent outfit check out The Pageant Planet store!

Want to know more about talent? (Read: 5 Amazing Talent Outfits from Miss South Dakota 2016)

Happy pageant prep and good luck!

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