For the first time ever, the winner of the Miss Colorado Teen U.S.A. Pageant is bringing the award back to the Western Slope; that's because she was born and raised in Grand Junction.
Chloe Brown graduated from Fruita Monument High School and is currently a freshman at Colorado Mesa University.
She was crowned Miss Colorado Teen U.S.A. on Sunday night in Greeley.
She says she was preparing for the pageant for about six months by staying in shape both physically and mentally.
Brown says there have been two females on the Western Slope who have won the Miss Colorado Pageant before, but what makes Chloe's win so special, this is the first time a Western Slope girl has ever won Miss Teen Colorado U.S.A.
Chloe stopped by the KJCT News 8 studios Thursday afternoon to share her experience with us.
"Well, the pageant is divided into three different categories for judging. A third of your score is swimsuit, a third is formal wear and a third is interview. And a lot of the young women that do this pageant, it's their first time and it's about the scholarship money that you receive if you were to win any prizes, said Brown.
"I was thrilled, I was just so thankful that I was given this opportunity, because I want to do so many things with this title," she added.
Brown received an abundance of scholarship benefits she plans to take advantage of as a freshman at C.M.U.
She's currently studying Biology and says she hopes to go into the dental field in a few short years.
Amanda Wiley was the winner of the Miss Colorado USA Pageant this time around, but according to Brown, Wiley just moved to Colorado this past year. So perhaps it's a bit more special, and fitting, that Chloe is a native Coloradan donning the winner's sash for the teen pageant.
Many of the former pageant winners have lived in the Denver area, so Brown says she takes pride in being able to represent the Western Slope as the region's first winner of this award.
She wants to thank everyone and says she couldn't have won the pageant without the support from her family and community.