Adrien Erickson, Miss Orcas Island USA 2013, will compete in the Miss Washington USA/Miss Washington Teen USA pageant October 18 and 19 at the Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien.
There will be two winners; one goes on to compete in the national Miss U.S.A pageant and the other to the Miss Teen USA competition.
Contestants are judged on three areas, each counting towards one-third of their score: interviewing skills, evening gown, and swimwear. The pageant is owned by NBC/Universal and Donald Trump.
Erickson is currently working as a pastry chef at the Rose's Bakery on Orcas Island.
According to pageant officials, she's a communications student, aspiring to be a successful anchorwoman. Taking a year off to earn funding for school, she dreams of traveling to new places, and acquiring new experiences. She's helped out in the community through participation in substance abuse and awareness groups, educating many young adults and children.
Tickets for the Burien pageant can be purchased online.