Miss Virginia Pageant Continues

Roanoke, VA - The Miss Virginia Pageant will continue Friday as the contestants face off in another night of the preliminaries.

Practice was underway earlier at the Roanoke Civic Center's Performing Arts Center.

By the end of Friday night's show the judges will have picked ten contestants that will move onto the final competition Saturday.

An eleventh contestant will be picked through a viewers choice process that is underway online.

The social media aspect of the judging, now in the third year, has proved successful according to a pageant leader.

"Now that we've got all this social media we can get the internet vote and actually they can vote for the girls right up until the time; untiltomorroww night when they calculate it,"said Executive Producer, Bootie Chewning.

Friday's portion of the contest begins at 7.

Saturday's final kicks off at nine and can be seen right here on ABC 13.