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Allie Bell wins Miss Arkansas' Teen 2023!


Miss Ouachita River’s Teen Allie Bell was crowned Miss Arkansas’ Teen 2023 on Friday night at Robinson Center in Little Rock. Nearly 1,500 were on hand to see the naming of the Top 15 Semi-Finalists and the final competition for the crown.

She won a $10,100 scholarship courtesy of the Miss Arkansas Organization and more than $25,000 in awards, wardrobe and gifts. She will represent Arkansas at the 2023 Miss America’s Teen Pageant. She will make appearances across the state promoting her personal platform “Finish What He Started: Opioid Abuse Awareness.”

Bell was crowned by the outgoing Miss Arkansas Teen, Ka’Mya Tackett, of Conway. Also, on hand today to assist with crowning was Miss Arkansas 2022 Ebony Mitchell.


Nearly $50,000 in scholarships were awarded to the Teen contestants during the week of competition.

Bell is the daughter of Rob and Kara Bell of Conway. She is a graduate of Conway High School with plans to start Ouachita Baptist University this fall. For her talent she performed a jazz dance to “Don’t Rain on My Parade.”


During the week of competition, she received additional awards including:

Preliminary Evening Gown

Preliminary Health and Fitness

#lovelikeKennedy Overall Evening Gown

Bell will take home a total of $11,600 in scholarships from the awards she won this week.

The other Top Five Finalists were:

- 1st Runner Up – Southwest Arkansas’ Teen Chloe Hargis

She will receive a $3,000 scholarship provided by Bruce Hawkins & Camie Boggs (DBH Management)

- 2nd Runner Up – Greater Jonesboro’s Teen Sophie Puckett

She will receive a $2,500 scholarship provided by the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Foundation.

- 3rd Runner Up – Greater Little Rock’s Teen Bella Crowe

She will receive a $2,250 scholarship provided by Hannah Caldwell Wright / Royal We

- 4th Runner Up – Natural State’s Teen Stevie St. John

She will receive a $1,500 scholarship provided by Mark and Cathy Lay in honor of Miss Arkansas Outstanding Teen 2019 / 2020 Sarah Cate Lay.

The remaining Top Fifteen Finalists will each receive a $500 scholarship. They were (in competition order):

- Johnson County’s Teen GraceAnne Morgan

- Greater Hot Springs’ Teen Evelyn Kinsey

- Historic Batesville’s Teen Kennedy Johnson

- Northeast Arkansas’ Teen Shawna Whitehurst

- Diamond Lake’s Teen Makaya Ferguson

- Central Arkansas’ Teen Mary Caroline Smykla

- Lights of the Delta Teen Carissa Joy Callicott

- Apple Blossom’s Teen Avery Whittington

- Metro’s Teen Mae Armstrong

- South Arkansas’ Teen Mallory Stuckey

Other awards given out during Friday’s Final Night competition were:

*Gracie Stover “Lead by Example” Award - $500 scholarship given by Bill Tarkington and Mike Spivey – Natural State’s Teen Stevie St. John

*Pageants Live Favorite - $200 scholarship given by JC Productions – Sweetheart of Arkansas’ Teen Aly Hobson

*CJ and Frances Wilson Non-Finalist Talent Winner - $500 scholarship given by CJ Wilson – South Central Arkansas’ Teen Cayla Johnson

*Kennedy Nida “A Servant’s Heart” Award - $750 scholarship given by Matthew & Sarah Inman, Family & Friends of Kennedy Nida – Ozark Mountain’s Teen Delaney Reddell

*Genesis (Newcomer) Awards - $100 each given by PB&J Development –

· Johnson County’s Teen GraceAnne Morgan

· Historic Batesville’s Teen Kennedy Johnson

· Greater Hot Springs’ Teen Evelynn Kinsey

*Teens in Action Overall Winner - $250 scholarship given by Lauren Landers – Lights of the Delta Carissa Joy Callicott

*Miss Congeniality - $500 scholarship given by The Gibson Family – Sweetheart of Arkansas’ Teen Aly Hobson

*Fabulous Face - $250 scholarship given by Stephanie Duty – Apple Blossom’s Teen Avery Whittington

*People’s Choice - $500 scholarship given by Miss Arkansas Organization and JC Productions – University of Arkansas’ Teen Ella Reynolds

*Most Photogenic - $250 scholarship given by Danny Barger / Danny Barger Photography – Spirit of Arkansas’ Teen Maddie Finn

*Sharon Bale “We Are More” Award - $500 scholarship given by Bill Tarkington and Mike Spivey – Western Arkansas’ Teen Lillyanna Gigerich

*Non-Finalist Interview – $500 scholarship given by Jane Slocum –Arkansas Valley’s Teen Allison Frazier

*Overall Vocalist Award - $500 scholarship given by Ciao Bella Boutique – Greater Little Rock’s Teen Bella Crowe

*Overall Instrumentalist - $500 scholarship given by Michael Butler – Lights of the Delta’s Teen Carissa Joy Callicott

*Overall Dancer - $500 scholarship given by Dr. Srinivas & Sapna Vengala - Dr. Srinivas Vengala, MD. Interventional Cardiologist, CHI St. Vincent, Hot Springs, AR – South Arkansas’ Teen Mallory Stuckey

*Alpha Overall Interview - $200 scholarship given by the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Foundation – Historic Batesville’s Teen Kennedy Johnson

*Alpha Overall Health and Fitness - $200 scholarship provided by the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Foundation - Greater Jacksonville’s Teen Kinley Atkinson

*Alpha Overall Talent – $200 scholarship provided by the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Foundation - Johnson County’s Teen GraceAnne Morgan

*Alpha Overall Gown – $200 scholarship provided by the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Foundation - Greater Jacksonville’s Teen Kinley Atkinson

*#lovelikeKennedy Overall Evening Gown - $500 scholarship given by Butler Pharmacies – Ouachita River’s Teen Allie Bell

*Overall Health and Fitness - $500 scholarship given by The Butler Family – Greater Jacksonville’s Teen Kinley Atkinson

*Overall Interview - $1000 scholarship given by Bill Tarkington & Mike Spivey, and Pafford Health Services – Southwest Arkansas’ Teen Chloe Hargis

*Overall Talent - $1000 scholarship given by Chapel Pharmacy – South Arkansas’ Teen Mallory Stuckey

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