Seen at the Ms. Senior DC 2011 Pageant Published June 14, 2011 • Updated on June 16, 2011 at 8:55 pm Ten women from the D.C. area -- minimum age: 60 -- competed in three categories for the title of Ms. Senior DC. 17 photos 1/17 Lindsay Iadeluca Contestant Mary Franklin-Knight showed off in a beautiful floor length silk gown. 2/17 Lindsay Iadeluca This contestant works the stage and belts out a tune during the talent competition. 3/17 NECN This act was one that kept the crowd laughing. The contestant's imitation of a stereotypical older woman inevitably won over the crowd. 4/17 Lindsay Iadeluca Emma P. Ward -- who went on to win the crown -- floated across the stage during the evening gown competition. 5/17 Lindsay Iadeluca Escorted in her gown, this contestant was eye popping in purple. 6/17 Lindsay Iadeluca This stunning gal caught every eye in the room with her royal blue gown, accessorized with sparkling jewels. 7/17 Associated Press For her talent, winner Emma Ward performed a rendition of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean." The kid is not her son, OK?! 8/17 EFE "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." 9/17 Twitter / @FSU_Football In this scarlet red gown, this contestant commanded the attention of the room. 10/17 WESH The evening gown competition continued as this contestant showed off her shoulders in a bright strapless gown. 11/17 Lindsay Iadeluca The piano was a popular talent choice. 12/17 Lindsay Iadeluca Wearing a sophisticated look and glowing smile, this woman dressed her gown up with a beautiful jeweled jacket. 13/17 Angie Vallera/NBC Chicago This contestant spun and posed like a natural runway star. 14/17 Getty Images Ms. Senior D.C. 2010 Sheila Poole (R) hands over her crown to the new winner, Emma P. Ward. 15/17 Lindsay Iadeluca Winner of last years Ms. Senior America competition, Kimberly Moore (R) congratulates the new Ms. Senior D.C. 16/17 Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images 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. 17/17 Plainville Police Department Ms. Senior D.C. 2011 Emma P. Ward, escorted by her grandson, beams after hearing the great news. 0 More Photo Galleries Brag on Your Grad: Celebrating 2020 Graduates in DC, Maryland and Virginia Photos: Protests, Unrest in DC Following George Floyd’s Death Protesters, Enraged by Black Americans Killed, Gather Nationwide NBC4-T44 Friday Fun: Show and Tell!