Miss Chattanooga USA 2019, Virginia "Ginny" Britto To Compete For Miss Tennessee In October

Saturday, May 26, 2018
Virginia "Ginny" Britto
Virginia "Ginny" Britto

Miss Chattanooga USA 2019, Virginia "Ginny" Britto, 21, of Chattanooga will compete for the title of Miss Tennessee USA 2019 on Oct. 11-13, at the Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tn.

Miss Britto is the daughter of John and Mary Britto. She attends East Tennessee State University and her activities and/or hobbies include judo, singing, BJJ, tutoring, and volunteering. Her sponsors for the pageant are Angels Massage, All Dressed Up Bridal, Food Odyssey, One Price Framing, and Star-Mart. Other interesting information about Virginia includes that she is on the ETSU judo team, teaches self defense classes for women in Johnson City, Tn., and volunteers at Erlanger Hospital in the summers.

The Miss Tennessee Teen USA and Miss Tennessee USA pageants are the official preliminaries to the Miss Teen USA, Miss USA, and Miss Universe pageants and are a WME/IMG joint venture. The young woman chosen as Miss Tennessee USA 2019 will go on to represent the state of Tennessee in the 2019 Miss USA pageant as seen live on national television, one of the most anticipated events of the year.


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