Miss Tomball 2018 hopes to encourage others to compete in the pageant
Presley Babb was named third runner up in the Miss Tomball pageant in 2017. After competing again this year, she won.
A senior at Tomball High School, Babb, 18, said she was nervous when she first competed in front of a large crowd of people, but wanted to have fun the second time.
“After competing for two years, my confidence levels have skyrocketed. I’m not nervous talking in front of people anymore. I think it’s been a great experience to build up those skills,” she said.
One of the highlights of the pageant was getting to know the other 26 girls who also competed, she said.
The Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce awards scholarships to winners and four other participants.
Babb said that she is currently applying to universities and intends to major in biology or pre-medicine. She hopes to eventually pursue a career in medicine.
“I’m actually really interested in surgery. I think I would like to go into pediatrics, maybe,” she said.
Part of Babb’s duties as Miss Tomball will include making appearances with the chamber and highlighting volunteer opportunities.
While part of her title includes being an ambassador for Tomball, she said she also wants to encourage her friends and others to compete in the pageant.
“Even after I’m Miss Tomball, I hope that the kids I visit will want to be Miss Tomball one day. I just hope to leave a positive impact on people and represent Tomball in a positive light,” she said.