Paisley Anne Carrigan is the five-year-old daughter of Brian and Laura Carrigan of Eubank. She is involved in dance and gymnastics. She also enjoys competing in pageants.
Paisley and her brother Corbin Carrigan competed alongside each other for the title of Little Miss and Mister Rowan County Fair last August. She and her brother had great stage presence and answered their stage interview questions with great confidence winning themselves the title of Little Miss and Mister Rowan County 2018 at the Rowan County Fair.
This win allowed them to advance to the Kentucky Festivals state pageant held in Lexington last November, as well as the Kentucky State Fair Little Miss and Mister Competition.
At Kentucky Festivals State, Paisley was named the 2018 Lil’ Tiny Miss Kentucky Festivals. With that win, she was given a bid to attend Amerifest Nationals in Sevierville, Tennessee.
At Amerifest Nationals, Paisley competed in several different areas of competition. Due to her hard work and determination she was named Little Miss United States 2019.
Paisley is a beautiful little girl both inside and out. Pageantry is more than just winning a crown to her and her family. It’s being a role model to those younger and older than she is. It’s about reaching out and helping those in the community, and Paisley is doing just that.
With the help of her family, she has started her own platform called Paisley’s Heart for Hospice where she collects donations of personal hygiene items and snacks along with small plastic boxes to make what she calls Hospice Blessing Boxes. She packs the boxes and donates them to Hospice of Lake Cumberland to be handed out to patients by the nurses that visit them. Paisley’s kind heart and generosity shows the community that you can’t be too young to make a difference.
Rowan County Fair Pageant Director Nancy Hicks said, “We are extremely proud of Paisley and how she has represented Rowan County in competitions over the past year. However, we are even more proud of the difference she is making in the lives of others through Paisley’s Heart for Hospice. This young lady has a heart of gold and has a wonderful future ahead of her. The Rowan County Fair Board and I would like to wish Paisley and Corbin the best of luck as they compete at the Kentucky State Fair Little Miss and Mister Competition next week. We know they will represent Rowan County well.”
Paisley has also been named Little Miss Kentucky Bluegrass, Casey County Apple Festival Princess, Mini Miss Lakefest, and she has won Tiny Miss Campbellsville and Tiny Miss Woodford County which are a part of the Miss KY scholarship organization.
On Aug. 21-22, the current title holders’ reign will come to an end as the 2019 Rowan County Fair winners will be crowned. If interested in entering your child into the pageant, contact Nancy Hicks at 356-0444 or check out the Rowan County Fair Pageants Facebook page.