Jourdan Waddell of Slidell was selected as the winner of the 61st Annual Miss Northwestern – Lady of the Bracelet Pageant held Saturday at Northwestern State University. Waddell will receive more than $8,000 in scholarships and prizes and will represent NSU in June’s Miss Louisiana Pageant.
Waddell is a junior psychology major. She is a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority, Alpha Lambda Delta and Sigma Alpha Pi honor societies and was a Demon Days Volunteer. Waddell is a President’s List student. She was first runner up in last year’s pageant and was a top five finisher at the 2018 Miss Louisiana Pageant.
“I am elated and excited at winning the pageant,” said Waddell. “I hope to use this title as a way to promote my platform of mental health awareness.”
McKay Crews of Bossier City was first runner up and Casey Williams of Leesville was second runner up.
Waddell won the won the talent and swimsuit competition along with the Liz Carroll People’s Choice Award voted on by the pageant audience. Crews was named Miss Congeniality. Jansen Chisley of Monroe received the Children’s Miracle Network Miracle Maker Award for her fundraising efforts on behalf of the organization.