Law Student Wins Miss Arkansas USA Pageant
Posted on January 17, 2011
A University of Arkansas School of Law student was named Miss Arkansas USA. Adrielle Churchill, a third-year law student, claimed the title in Bentonville on January 10. Churchill competed with 20 other women in the categories of interview, swimsuit, and evening gown.
“The law school community has been incredibly supportive of pageants,” says Churchill, who is also the current president of the Student Bar Association. “The public speaking skills you learn in pageants are immeasurable, even though we ‘pageant girls’ are always the first to try wearing four-inch heels to a trial,” she laughs.
The title of Miss Arkansas USA will provide Churchill with several modeling opportunities as well as the chance to participate in photo shoots with numerous fashion photographers. Although the glamorous side of the pageant is one appealing aspect, Churchill says there are other reasons to compete as well.
“When people ask me why I do pageants, I tell them that pageant participation completely paid for my three years of law school,” Churchill points out.
As the new Miss Arkansas USA, Churchill will go on to compete in the Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas. The pageant will be broadcast throughout the country on NBC at 7 p.m. on May 16.