Seen at the Ms. Senior DC 2011 Pageant

Ten women from the D.C. area -- minimum age: 60 -- competed in three categories for the title of Ms. Senior DC.

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Contestant Mary Franklin-Knight showed off in a beautiful floor length silk gown.
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This contestant works the stage and belts out a tune during the talent competition.
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This act was one that kept the crowd laughing. The contestant's imitation of a stereotypical older woman inevitably won over the crowd.
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Emma P. Ward -- who went on to win the crown -- floated across the stage during the evening gown competition.
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Escorted in her gown, this contestant was eye popping in purple.
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This stunning gal caught every eye in the room with her royal blue gown, accessorized with sparkling jewels.
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For her talent, winner Emma Ward performed a rendition of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean." The kid is not her son, OK?!
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"I love Michael Jackson," Ward said. "I know almost all of his songs. I practice his dances all of the time. i just love him -- he had so much enthusiasm. That's what I liked about him, and the enthusiasm still lingers on."
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In this scarlet red gown, this contestant commanded the attention of the room.
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The evening gown competition continued as this contestant showed off her shoulders in a bright strapless gown.
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Lindsay Iadeluca
The piano was a popular talent choice.
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Wearing a sophisticated look and glowing smile, this woman dressed her gown up with a beautiful jeweled jacket.
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This contestant spun and posed like a natural runway star.
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Ms. Senior D.C. 2010 Sheila Poole (R) hands over her crown to the new winner, Emma P. Ward.
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Lindsay Iadeluca
Winner of last years Ms. Senior America competition, Kimberly Moore (R) congratulates the new Ms. Senior D.C.
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CEO of Family Matters Tonya Jackson Smallwood (R) poses with the new winner of the competition. Family Matters is responsible for setting up the Ms. Senior D.C. pageant.
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Ms. Senior D.C. 2011 Emma P. Ward, escorted by her grandson, beams after hearing the great news.
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