KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Brianna Mason, Miss Greene County and a first-grade teacher, became the first African American to be crowned Miss Tennessee on Saturday night.
Mason, 23, a former Miss Knoxville and a native of Nashville, will represeent Tennessee at the Miss America Scholarship Comptetition.
The pageant was held for the first time in Knoxville at Thompson-Boling Arena.
She won the on-stage interview and talent preliminaries and performed “Piano Fantasy” on Saturday.
Mason will receive a $15,000 scholarship.
- 1st Runner Up – Lauren Dickson, Miss Lexington, and the Public Relations Award Winner. She receives a $10,000 Scholarship and $2,000 scholarship.
- 2nd Runner Up – Savannah Maddison, Miss Middle Tennessee. She receives an $8,000 Scholarship
- 3rd Runner Up – Abbie Bayless, Miss West Tennessee, People’s Choice Award Winner. She receives a $6,000 Scholarship partially funded by Tosh Farms and Katherine and Jamie Tosh.
- 4th Runner Up – Tally Bevis, Miss Music Row. She receives a $5,000 Scholarship funded by Belinda Arender of IBERIABANK MORTGAGE
RELATED: Watch Saturday night’s pageant.
RELATED: See the crowing video.