By Madeline Carino
Meridian Times staff writer
Judges were dazzled on Sunday, March 11, during the preliminary rounds of Sunburst’s Beauty Pageant. The Macy’s corridor was crowded with spectators, formal gowns and trophies. Dozens of contestants competed for a chance to qualify in the Michigan State Finals in May. Sunburst’s Beauty Pageant holds competitions that specifically prohibit makeup unless it enhances the contestant’s natural beauty. By competing, young women get the chance to show off their natural and beautiful selves.