Talea Elliott Crowned 2019 Little Miss Duesey

alea Elliot (center) was crowned Little Miss Duesey 2019, Friday night at Central Park in Garner. Talea is the daughter of Brenda Brownell and Tony Brownell. Bristelle Bakken (left), daughter of Brad and Brooke Bakken, was named 1st runner-up. McKinnley Haes (right), daughter of Beau and Jenny Haes, was 2nd runner-up. Little Miss Duesey and all contestants rode in the Duesey Days parade on Saturday.

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LIttle Miss Duesey Talea Elliott  (center) and court pose for group photo. Little Miss Duesey Pageant participants were Zoey Lallak, Kennedy Davison, Palmer Grace Young, Payten Friderich, Tess Barkema, 1st runner-up Bristelle Bakken, Emersyn Mills,  Berkley Schleusner, 2nd Runner-Up McKinnley Haes,  Josie Schleusner and Madison Whitehurst.

Rebecca Peter|The Leader

Talea Elliott, daughter of Brenda Brownell and Tony Brownnell, was crowned Little Miss Duesey for 2019 at Central Park, Friday, July 12..

Talea will be in 2nd grade at Garner-Hayfield-Ventura, where her favorite subject is art. (She likes to color flowers.) She thinks she might like to be a famous singer or painter when she grows up!

“I love to paint and I love to sing!” she said in an interview with the Leader

Talea likes to go swimming at the pool and play softball. She has three  dogs  and  four brothers.

She also likes sleepovers with friends.

Bristelle Bakken, daughter of Brad and Brooke Bakken, was named 1st runner up. This summer, Bristelle learned to ride a bike and swim. Bristelle went on a vacation to the Wisconsin Dells with her grandparents.

Second runner-up was Mckinnley Haes, daughter of Beau and Jenny Haes. During her interview, Mckinnley told about her family vacation to Florida.

Other contestants for Little Miss Duesey were Zoey Lallak, daughter of Jerid and Kelsie Lallik; Kennedy Davison, daughter of Drew and Lauren Davison; Palmer Grace Young, daughter of Ben and Ashley Young; Payten Friderich, daughter of Ryan and Holly Friederich; Tess Barkema, daughter of Kyle and Lisa Barkema; Emersyn Mills, daughter of Dawn Mills and Jeremy Mills; Berkley Schleusner, daughter of Todd and Emma Schleusner; Josie Schleusner, daughter of Laura and Travis Schleusner; and Madison Whitehurst, daughter of Lisa and Thomas Whitehurst.

Little Miss Duesey and the entire court rode in the Duesey Days Parade on Saturday.

Read the complete story in the July 17 Leader.