Janae Calaway, the reigning Miss Tri-Cities, was the beta winner of the talent contest during the preliminaries the Miss Washington pageant Thursday.
The competition goes through todaySaturday and is being held at the Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien. Calaway performed a jazz dance to Queen Latifah’s I’m Gonna Live ’til I Die. The alpha winner of talent was Megan Leibold, Miss Pierce County.
Also, Kailee Dunn, who was the 2011 Miss Tri-Cities and is now Miss Spokane, was the beta winner of the swimsuit contest during the Thursday preliminaries. The alpha swimsuit winner was Alicia Cooper, Miss North West.