PHOTOS: Miss D.C. 2015 Pageant

Eighteen contestants faced off in the 2015 Miss District of Columbia Pageant at Arena Stage on June 14. Photos by Andy Jones.

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Eighteen contestants faced off in the 2015 Miss District of Columbia Pageant at Arena Stage on June 14. Pictured: Maya Everett prepares before the pageant.
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Haely Jardas (2nd R) took home the crown, and title of Miss D.C., on Sunday night. Here she is performing in the opening number with the 2015 pageant class at Arena Stage.
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Emily Gentile applauds during the opening number of the pageant.
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Micah Ernst strikes a pose during the Health & Fitness portion of the pageant.
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Tori Vogel walks by the judges at the 2015 Miss District of Columbia Pageant.
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Miss District of Columbia 2015 Haely Jardas walks the stage during the Health & Fitness competition.
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Amelia Wolf, 2014’s swimsuit winner, brought the competition to the Health & Fitness portion of the 2015 pageant.
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Alana Morrell approaches the judges and the crowd during the Health & Fitness portion of the pageant.
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Sydney Hall faces the judges and the crowd during the Health & Fitness portion of the pageant.
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First generation Haitian-American Charlene Jean sings "Nessun Dorma" by Giacomo Puccini at the pageant.
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Bailey Roe from American University performs a dance number at the pageant.
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Kiersten Gonzalez, currently studying at American University, performs "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" by Selena.
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Micah Ernst, originally from Detroit, Michigan, performs a tap dance to "Living for the City" by Stevie Wonder.
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Tori Vogel earned the silver Duke of Edinburgh's International Award. Here she is singing "Gimme Gimme" by Jeanine Tesori during the talent portion of the 2015 Miss District of Columbia Pageant.
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Judy Mabone, currently at American University, sings "Lay Me Down" by Sam Smith during the talent portion of the pageant.
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The future Miss D.C., Haely Jardas, performs "Blank Space" by Taylor Swift.
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DeJanee Fennell performs "I'd Rather Go Blind" by Ellington Jordan & Billy Foster, a capella.
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Alana Morrell shows off her vocal stylings by singing "Brave" by Sara Bareilles.
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Anna Wheeler wows the crowd with her dance to "Wonderful Everyday" by Chance ft. the Social Experiment.
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Maya Everett, originally from Leeds, Alabama, performs "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen.
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Sydney Hall performs with a light-up hula hoop.
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Former Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele greets 2014 Miss D.C. Theresa Davis during intermission.
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2014 Miss D.C. Theresa Davis talks with 6-year-old Elena Belaschenko during intermission.
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Micah Ernst, from Howard University, shows off her eveningwear.
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2015 Miss D.C. Haely Jardas poses in her eveningwear.
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Briah Stone shows off her eveningwear.
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Amelia Wolf is escorted by Senior Airman Snyder during the eveningwear portion of the Miss District of Columbia Pageant.
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Cara Marrero walks the stage in her evening gown.
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Alana Morrell in her evening gown.
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Emily Gentile presents to the judges in her evening gown.
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Maya Everett in her evening gown.
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Cara Marrero answers questions about her platform, American Red Cross Disaster Preparedness, during the Judges' Q&A.
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Alana Morrell (R) laughs when Michael Steele could not manage to set the bronze Duke of Edinburgh medal over her hair.
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Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele presents the Duke of Edinburgh's International Awards at the pageant.
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Introducing the 2015 Miss District of Columbia, Haley Jardas. Here she is, crowned by 2014's winner Theresa Davis.
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