Tuesday night, Twin Peaks held its annual Miss Twin Peaks Contest at Mango’s Tropical Café in Orlando where Caitlynn Forbes from Addison, Texas, was crowned the 2019 winner.
For the national contest, 83 girls traveled to Orlando and were there for a few jam-packed days at the Omni Championsgate Hotel followed by contest day at Mango’s Tropical Café off Orlando’s iconic International Drive. Upon arrival, they participated in photo shoots to add to their personal modeling portfolios and to be featured in Twin Peaks ad placements in the coming year. The Twin Peaks Girls also partook in team building activities, enhancing “The Sisterhood of the Plaid,” encouraging them to build lasting relationships with one another.
The contestants took time to give back during their stay in Orlando by putting together care packages for troops, working directly with Operation Gratitude. Each contestant hand wrote a letter to say thank you, either to a deployed troop, a veteran, a new recruit or a first responder.
During the national contest, televised live to all restaurants around the country, contestants competed for the title of Miss Twin Peaks 2019 and the $10,000 prize. The expert judging panel included UFC fighter Jorge Masvidal, Sweet Revenge Bikini Designer Karen Hernandez and ESPN Orlando radio personality Nick Gryniewicz.
Second place was awarded to Bailey Wahlmeier from the Arapahoe store, just outside of Denver, Colorado. Third place went to AJ Slaughter of Livonia, Michigan. Additional awards announced included the Top Ten, Miss Popular (voted by text-to-win codes), Miss Congeniality (voted by the Twin Peaks Girls) and Miss Sweet Revenge (chosen by Twin Peaks bikini designer—Karen Hernandez with Sweet Revenge). The entire show was emceed by Megan Clementi, a former Orlando Magic Dancer and Miss Florida USA and current host and model for various projects.
Rapper and Singer Flo Rida wrapped up the night in his home state with a lively concert, performing some of his biggest hits for the crowd to sing along to. Attendees at the Miss Twin Peaks Contest included Twin Peaks supporters and the general public from Orlando.
In tribute to its partnership with national charity Folds of Honor, Twin Peaks announced its total donation amount of $580,000 to date during this year’s contest.
“This contest provided a wonderful team building experience for our Twin Peaks Girls that also offered up modeling opportunities,” says Joe Hummel, CEO of Twin Peaks. “Not only was the contest a great way for Twin Peaks to entertain the city of Orlando, but it’s also a chance for Twin Peaks Girls around the nation to come together and bond once a year.”
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