All eyes were on Las Vegas, Nev., last week as Sistersville resident and Mrs. West Virginia Melissa Smith finished in the top 10 at the Mrs. United States pageant held there.
Smith's Mrs. West Virginia Community Facebook page was active with updates on her travels and preparations for the important event, along with well-wishes from family, friends, and fans, who tuned in via live-stream internet video.
Mrs. Texas may have won the 2014 Mrs. United States title, but Smith's attitude remains that of a winner. "I had a wonderful time," she stated of the overall experience. "I still feel like the luckiest girl there just because I was wearing the West Virginia sash! I love my state!"
Pictured are Mrs. West Virginia Melissa Smith, along with her husband, Joe.
Smith added, "I cannot thank my community enough for their unending support and good luck wishes throughout the national competition!"