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TENNA REED COOKE IS DOUBLE WINNER!

 

Tenna Reed Cooke of Chattanooga, a 25 year old green-eyed blonde bombshell, blasted her way to a double win in the 14th annual Resaca Beach Poster Girl Contest, sponsored by Bud Light June 19 in Dalton, GA

The third-time participant topped 24 other finalists to win the Miss Resaca Beach Crown, and was also chosen by Ms. Hit The Beach! 2000 representatives to compete in their national finals in Jamaica in November. She'll be a busy traveler, because the 2000 Resaca Beach Poster will be shot on Flamingo Beach on the pacific coast of tropical Costa Rica.

In addition to the trips, Ms. Cooke received $4,000 in cash, a woven gold bracelet from Armen and Joseph Jewelers in Atlanta, a $250.00 gift certificate from Home Town Images Photography, $100.00 in free cosmetics from B. Byers Ltd., and several other prizes.

Runner-up in the personality/eveningwear/swimwear event was 25 year old Jennifer Corliss of Cumming, GA, who entered the contest for the fifth time and was first runner-up once before. Corliss walked away with $1,000 in cash plus other prizes. Interestingly, Corliss is also the reigning Ms. Hit The Beach and graces the cover of their current calendar.

Rounding out the Bud Light Six Pack were second runner-up Michelle Hill, 24 of Lookout Mountain, GA; third runner-up Mecalah Huddleston, 24, of Chattanooga: fourth runner-up Mandy Daniels, 19, of Marietta, GA; and fifth runner-up Kelly Raby, 21, of Ringgold, GA.

Entertainment for the extravaganza was provided by Carolina party Band The Mighty Kicks. Finalists also attended a Friday night reception at the home of poster photographer Jeffrey Brock and a Saturday poolside brunch at the beautiful estate of Zack Norville.

The Resaca Beach Poster Girl Contest began in 1983, with Marla Maples claiming the first crown. It was held continuously until 1995, and revived this year. The sponsor-supported event has awarded over $117,000 in cash prizes, plus thousands of dollars in trips and other prizes over the years.

Other notable past competitors include Miss USA runner-up Candi Brown, QVC air personality Lisa Robertson, and Miss North Carolina USA Jessica McMinn.

The contest is open to women 19 and older who live within 200 miles of Dalton, GA, the carpet capital of the world.

For complete results and photo coverage of the event, check out the Past Contests 1999 link.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION: Dan Bowen, 706-259-1999

E-mail dan@resacabeach.com

Mail: P.O. Box 6068, Dalton, GA 30722

 

Date

June 19, 1999 (14th contest)

Location

NW GA Trade and Convention Center, Dalton, GA

Entertainment

The Mighty Kicks

No. finalists

26

Sponsors

PLATINUM: Bud Light. GOLD: Stop-N-Go Tanning Center, North Georgia Radio Group. SILVER: Bryant Transportation, Cope Machinery/Cope Bros. Const. PATRON: Advance Tufting, Calhoun Carpet Sales, Cellular One, EMM Carpet Tufting, Flashbacks Night Club, Focus Carpet, Home Town Images Photography Ingle Sales Associates, Johnson's Tire & Wheel, Mexican Travel, Norville Industries, Inc., Screenprinting Specialties, Synthetic Industries, The Mattell Group, TPS Staffing, and others who wish not to be recognized.

Judges

Ron Arnold (GA), Pippa Bryant (GA), George Sadosuk (GA), Holli Biggs (TN), Ron Lyerly (SC), Michael Smith (GA), Heather Stewart (SC), Shannon Acuff (GA), Ronald Dubin (CT).

Accountant

Ed Staten

Video Services

Falcon Cable / TV-6

Total cash prizes

$6,500 in cash ($4,000 to winner)

Other prizes

Trip to Costa Rica for photo shoot, trip to Jamaica for Ms. Hit The Beach! 2000 finals, gift certificates from Home Town Images Photography, $100.00 free cosmetics from B. Byers, Ltd., Gold woven bracelet and Seiko watch from Armen & Joseph Jewelers, wooden photo puzzle from Benjamin Gibbs Photography, video & photo album to all finalists.

Winner

Tenna Reed Cooke, Chattanooga, TN

Contest photography

Matt Baxter, Chattanooga, TN

Poster photography

Jeffrey Brock, Dalton, GA

Poster location

Costa Rica

FINALISTS

Age

Address

Finish

Alice Ammerman

25

Birmingham, AL

Anastasia Green

25

Dalton, GA

Angelica Hale

34

Crossville, TN

Ashley Huff

19

Powder Springs, GA

top ten

Brandy von Peters

23

Chattanooga, TN

Charity Lane

21

Knoxville, TN

Cyndi Dykes

26

Flat Rock, AL

Jennifer Corliss

25

Cumming, GA

2

Jennifer Rowland

22

Villa Rica, GA

Kelly Raby

21

Ringgold, GA

6

Keri Loyed

22

Murfreesboro, TN

Kerry Cooper

25

Ringgold, GA

Kimberly Starr

25

Huntsville, AL

top ten

Lynette Smith

30

Hartselle, AL

Mandy Daniels

19

Marietta, GA

5

Mecalah Huddleston

24

Chattanooga, TN

4

Michelle Hill

24

Lookout Mountain, GA

3

Misti Sartin

22

Knoxville, TN

Nichole Porter

25

Stockbridge, GA

Nikke Chatham

21

Conyers, GA

no show

Nishonn Lee

25

East Point, GA

Robyn Ward

27

Cohutta, GA

Rowena Hawkins

35

Signal Mountain, TN

top ten

Ryan Stewart

20

Calhoun, GA

top ten

Sabrina Falterman

22

Trussville, AL

TENNA REED COOKE

25

Chattanooga, TN

winner

Tenna Reed Cooke, the winner, also entered the contest in 1994 and 1995, and was in the top ten in 1995. She has also been to the national finals of Hawaiian Tropic.

Jennifer Corliss, first runner up, entered in 1992, 1993, 1994, and 1995. She was also first runner-up in 1994. She won Ms. Hit The Beach! 1999, has been an American Dream Calendar Girl, a national finalist in Venus and Hawaiian Tropic, and winner of many other contests.

Michelle Hill, second runner-up, was the Chattanoga Miss Budweiser winner for 1999.

Mecelah Huddleston, third runner-up was Miss Hawaiian Triopic for Chattanooga in 1998.

Rowena Hawkins of Signal Mountain, who placed in the top ten, is the oldest finalist in the history of our contest, and this was her first contest ever.

Kimberly Starr, a top ten selection, took top honors in the 1999 Chattanooga Hawaiian Tropic competition.

SPECIAL THANKS TO FALCON CABLE FOR THEIR SUPPORT AND A FANTASTIC VIDEO!!!

Contest Photos by Matt Baxter

   Casual Photos by Dan Bowen

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Tenna Reed Cooke

Host Zach Norville at Saturday's poolside brunch with (L-R) Jennifer Corliss, Kimberly Starr, Shannon Acuff, Cyndy Dykes

Judge Heather Stewart with Joseph Gleblekion from Armen & Joseph Jewlers

Falcon Cable's ron Arnold checks out Rowena Hawkins

1986 Winner Rhonda Burger with Judge George Sadosuk

George Again! With Brandy von Peters

Tenna Reed Cooke, Winner

Kimberly Starr, top ten

Mandy Daniels, 4th Runner-up

Brandy von Peters

Charity Lane

Cyndi Dykes

Kelly Raby, 5th Runner-up

Jennifer Corliss, 1st Runner-up and Ms. Hit The Beach! 99

Ashley Huff, top ten

Brandy von Peters

Angelica Hale

Charity Lane

Ryan Stewart, top ten

Ashley Huff

Kerry Cooper

Michelle Hill, 2nd Runner-up

Nocole Porter

The Whole Group

Nine of the top ten

Dan Bowen with 1995 winner Shannon Acuff and Tenna

Even our judges are pretty!  Dalton's own Pippa Bryant

 

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