Chloe Momphard of Troy was named the 2019 Missouri State Fair queen in a ceremony held Aug. 8. Momphard received the highest score among 45 contestants vying for the title.
“I am excited to serve the 2019 fair and meet all the exhibitors and see their accomplishments here,” Momphard said. “This has always been my favorite part of the fair, and I look forward to coming home to it each summer.”
Momphard entered as Miss Lincoln County. She is the 19-year-old daughter of Doug and Margaret Momphard. She studies animal science pre-vet at the University of Missouri in Columbia. As queen, she will receive a $2,000 scholarship to continue her education.
She is a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority, a former Missouri FFA state officer, and a member of the Mizzou Top 14 and Pre-Vet Club. In her community, she is involved in 4-H and the Troy FFA chapter.
Participants in the queen pageant were judged in multiple areas, including interview, speech, talent and evening gown.
Hallee Oliver, Miss Moniteau County, was named first runner-up and will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Second runner-up went to Sadie Davis, Miss Scotland County, who will receive a $500 scholarship.
The third runner-up honor went to Emma Leamer, Miss North Central Missouri, who will receive a $350 scholarship, and the fourth runner-up honor went to Megan Schneider, Miss Gasconade County, who will receive a $250 scholarship.
Recognition plaques went to contestants ranking highest in each of the four competitive categories. Momphard received the top ranking in interview, evening gown and speech. Natalie Gilliam, Miss Lawrence County, received the top ranking in talent.
Momphard will be an ambassador for the fair and Missouri agriculture throughout the coming year.