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Walls wins back-to-back pageant titles

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Staff Writer

When 2003 Young Miss Fulton County winner Jazmine Walls was crowned the 2004 Miss Fulton County, she entered the pageant annals as a winner, but with a unique asterisk -- she is the only winner of both crowns in consecutive years, according to Fulton County Fair manager Carolyn Lewis.

"I've been working with the fair for over 30 years, and she's the only one who has won one right after the other," said Lewis.

Walls said she was surprised by the news.

"Wow. These are the only two pageants I've ever won," said Walls, 16, after learning she is the first consecutive winner.

Walls, a sophomore at Highland, said she is a competitive person by nature and competing in pageants excites her. She said she has been competing in pageants since the age of 5.

Besides beauty pageants, Walls' other love is basketball. "I like to play basketball a lot," she said.

Walls' competitive nature is easy to understand. She is the oldest of seven children. She said having multiple sibling relationships and rivalries is taxing, but she loves her four brothers and two sisters.

"It's tough having lots of brothers and sisters on long trips, but I like them most of the time," she said.

When Walls isn't competing in pageants or playing basketball she enjoys an active social life. She is a member of the St. Michael's Catholic Church youth group and spends her spare time hanging out with her friends.

She said her best friend is her sister Haley. "We're both almost the same age and we understand each other," she said.

Walls said her future plans are simple. She said she will participate in the district pageant this month. If she does well then she will compete in the state pageant.

She said after she graduates from high school she hopes to attend college to become an X-ray technician.

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