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Crowning More Than Miss Capital City



It's a competition of grace, talent and beauty.

Lansing Community College played host to the 2013 Miss Capital City Pageant.

With the top five receiving scholarships and the winner receiving a chance to compete for Miss Michigan, the competition is more than just about winning a crown.

"This a chance for women to be themselves and show how smart and how well rounded they are, it's just amazing," said parent Kathy Dubois.

Kathy Dubois has watched her daughter Ginjer compete in pageants for years and says what's really amazing is how it's changed her daughter's attitude.

"You get to be around girls who have positive influences, there is such a positive energy here," said Ginjer Serianni.

An energy that keeps the 21 year old returning to center stage, but not just to see herself in the spotlight.

 "I see these little girls how they are almost star-struck when they look at you and you know that it matters to them and you have to be a role model to them because they do look up to you," Serianni said.

Serianni says she always feels like she's won, even if she doesn't walk away with the sash and crown.

"You only get the crown for a year, but the experiences that you get in this organization you're going to carry with you the rest of your life and I hope that I can inspire other women to have the self confidence to come out here and give it a shot."

She has and her mother says it's a shot that has made her more mature.

 "The self-esteem that she has and knows who she is, that type of person, she is already a winner and being a parent, that's what I have hoped for my entire life, that my child would be," Dubois said. 

 It may start as competition with 18 women in search of one winner and one crown, but for Kathy and Ginger, everyone who competes is a winner, walking away a role model to little girls all around the area.

Emily Kieliszewski was crowned the winner of as 2013 Miss Capital City .

She will be one of 34 to compete for Miss Michigan in June.



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