Chickasha’s Alli Bordwine earned the highest honor at Our Diamond Miss Oklahoma State Pageant June 21. Alli was crowned Grand Supreme Queen after scoring the highest marks out of all contestants ages 3 to 19.
“We were in shock. There was a lot of crying,” said Christal Bordwine, Alli’s mom. “It’s not that I didn’t think she could do it, we just did not expect it. We were just hoping for her to win her age division. I’m always telling Alli to shoot for the moon and maybe you’ll land upon the stars. This time she got the moon.”
Alli is a 10-year-old that will be attending fourth grade at Pioneer Elementary School in August. She is the daughter of Brannan and Christal Bordwine, the granddaughter of Mike and Darlene Crawford and sister to Blayne, Christian and Tucker. Alli has been competing in pageants since she was four and has won multiple titles over the past five years.
“I love competing in pageants because I get to meet girls from other towns and states,” said Alli. One of Alli’s closest pageant pals had the honor of pinning on her stunning new Supreme Queen tiara. “Emma told me that if I didn’t cry, she would cry for me. That’s when I started bawling.”
Mixed emotions crossed Alli’s face when her name was announced, said Christal. Shock, exhilaration and pride topped the list. Audience members rose to their feet to give the tiny Supreme Queen a standing ovation as she took her celebratory walk. In addition to Grand Supreme Queen, Alli was awarded most photogenic and best portfolio for her age division.
During the state competition, Alli combined singing and tumbling passes into her talent. She loves performing for people, especially on stage, said Christal. Even at family get-togethers, she won’t just sing for three or four people. She wants to sing to a large audience.