Oney, Mullins named Fair’s 2018 Little Miss and Mister

Published 1:20 pm Thursday, July 12, 2018

STANFORD — The 2018 Little Miss and Mister Lincoln County were crowned Thursday night in the Teddy Gilbert Pageant Pavilion at the Lincoln County Fair.

After answering questions such as “What are your hobbies?” and “What is your favorite thing to do at the fair,” Mia Oney and Teegan Dwight Mullins stood center stage basking in the cheers of proud parents, family and friends as they were named the 2018 Little Miss and Mister winners.

Oney, 7, dressed in a blue and white striped summer dress with appliquéd red flowers, and Mullins, 7, wearing a blue button-down shirt with red shorts and a red bow tie, were presented as a couple when they took the stage and they were chosen as the best pair out of five couples.

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Oney, the daughter of Mike and Marsha Oney of Stanford, was presented a crown as the Little Miss winner and Mullins, the son of DJ and Lucinda Mullins of Waynesburg, received a medallion as the Little Mister winner. Each also received a trophy, sash and $25 cash award. The newest Little Miss and Mister will now represent Lincoln County in the Kentucky State Fair Little Miss and Mister contest in Louisville in August.

When asked what her favorite hobbies were, Oney responded that she liked swimming, dancing, pageants, playing and feeding her 71 goldfish in her free time. Mullins’ hobbies centered around sports and the great outdoors as he listed camping, riding his 4-wheeler and playing soccer, basketball, baseball and football. He also likes spending time with his little brother.

The first runner-up couple was Madison Curtis and Creed Mattingly. Curtis, 6, is the daughter of Brad and Mitzi Curtis of Hustonville, and Mattingly, 6, is the son of Jesse Mattingly and Chelsea Manuel of Stanford.

In their interview, Curtis said she liked cheerleading and soccer and Mattingly’s hobbies were basketball and swimming.

There was also a People’s Choice winner announced, with the winning couple decided by audience vote. The winners of the People’s Choice award were Hayleigh VanHoose and Cooper Gray. VanHoose, 5 is the daughter of Tiffaney Dearman and Josh VanHoose of Hustonville, and Gray, 7, is the son of Paul and Jennifer Gray of Hustonville.

VanHoose’s hobbies included swimming and her cats and dogs. Gray’s hobbies were basketball, baseball, playing Fortnite and watching fireworks.

Each of the Little Miss and Mister participants responded to questions in a pre-contest off-stage interview and were asked some questions by emcee Carlee Cornett in front of the judges.

The other Little Miss and Mister couples were: Taygan Hubble, 6, of Kings Mountain, daughter of Matt and Amanda Hubble, and Myles Carroll, 6, of Stanford, son of Michelle Carroll; and Kaylee McKinney, 7, of Crab Orchard, daughter of Whitney and Billy Johnson and Steven and Ashley McKinney, and Gavin Shelton, 7, of Crab Orchard, son of Jerry and Stephanie Shelton.

The Little Miss and Mister contest was open to girls and boys five to seven years of age. Each contestant received a participation trophy and ribbon.