Congratulations to Leslee Baker!
The search for the new Miss iTAN 2014 is complete- in what many acclaim as the most exciting Miss iTAN event yet.
The journey to find Miss iTAN 2014 began in March when 71 contestants entered for their shot at becoming the new face of iTAN Sun Spray Spa. After the entries were collected, each contestant took part in a public voting phase, narrowing the contestant field to just over 50.
This year, there were over 2,600 votes cast for our contestants! We’re so grateful for the support our wonderful iTAN community showed each contestant, demonstrating the quality of character that we love about our clients so much.
After crowning our Online Voting Winner, Stevie Shropshire, the judges went to work selecting 25 event finalists to invite to this year’s event at Stingaree. However, like every year, this was no easy task.
The event finalists were thrilled about the opportunity to compete in the event and showed their excitement on social media during the weeks leading up to the event. Then, this past Saturday night, the Miss iTAN finalists arrived at Stingaree ready to rock the house!
The buzz in the VIP staging room was electric all evening; they couldn’t wait for the show to start. From pre-event photography to the celebration of the new Miss iTAN, the event finalists were exceptionally supportive of one another. We were lucky to have found such an encouraging group of finalists.
As the event started, the girls were introduced on stage, answering questions one by one and explaining why they would be the right fit as the new iTAN brand ambassador. It was definitely a tough job for the judges as each contestant was a rock star and a natural fit working the stage and the crowd.
After the first round, it was up to the judges to pick the top 5 finalists. But, for the first year ever, the judges weren’t able to pick just 5 top finalists. Their cumulative scores put two girls in a tie for the 5th & 6th finalist spots. Now with 6 finalists, it was time for the final round of questions and then to crown our new Miss iTAN.
The 6 finalists huddled backstage waiting for the announcement of the new Miss iTAN, they could hardly wait. As each runner up was announced, the anticipation grew… who would receive the Miss iTAN crown?
Then at last, she was announced, ”Your new Miss iTAN 2014 is…. Leslee Baker!”
The crowd erupted with screams and yells, it seems she had become quite the crowd favorite as well! Leslee was overjoyed with excitement and laughter as she accepted her sash and crown from Miss iTAN 2013, Brooke Mollring.
Congratulations to Leslee, Miss iTAN 2014! We couldn’t be happier to welcome her as the newest member of the iTAN family.
Be sure to learn more about Leslee in the coming weeks as we get the chance to sit down and really get to know her.
Looking for more photos of the event? Be sure to check them out on Instagram (@itansunsprayspa) or Facebook (www.facebook.com/itansunsprayspa)
And don’t forget to follow the new Miss iTAN 2014 on Instagram: @lbaker429