PITTSTON — Area girls vied for the chance to be named the 2016 Tomato Festival Queen, but the crown could only go on one head.
That head belonged to Destiney Seville of Plymouth.
Seville, 16, was judged on an interview and her talent performance, in which she tap danced to the song “Some Like It Hot.”
She said this was her third consecutive year participating in the pageant, having competed in 2014 and 2015.
“I wasn’t going to stop coming until I felt I did my best or until I aged out,” she said.
Participants included Seville, Breanna Cannell, 17, of Exeter; Genevieve Federici, 15, of West Pittston; and Gianna Paoloni, 15, of Wyoming.
Not only does she get to wear a crown, but Seville also won a $500 cash scholarship, while the runner up, Cannell, won a $250 cash scholarship.
Cannell said she was happy for Seville and she will be back to compete for the crown again.
“It was very exciting to find out I was named first runner up and I’m very happy for the Tomato Queen this year,” she said.
Seville is excited to begin her reign and be part of the Greater Pittston community.
“Of everything I’ve heard Hannah (Kasko), the past queen, talk about it, was how amazing the people were at the festival,” she said. “I’m so excited to get with all of these people, be in all of the parades and just represent Pittston as best I can.”
Reach Jimmy Fisher at 570-704-3972 or on Twitter @SD_JimmyFisher