Mt. Juliet resident and Ms. Senior Tennessee Carolyn Corlew was crowned Ms. Senior America on Thursday in Atlantic City, N.J.
The former back-up vocalist in the Charlie Daniels Band was also previously crowned Ms. Senior Wilson County, which qualified her for the state competition.
The Ms. Senior America Pageant is the world's first and foremost pageant to emphasize and give honor to women who have reached the "age of elegance." It is a search for the gracious lady who best exemplifies the dignity, maturity and inner beauty of all senior Americans. The Ms. Senior America philosophy is based upon the belief that seniors are the foundation of America, and our most valuable treasure. It is upon their knowledge, experience and resources that the younger generation has the opportunity to build a better society.