UK Happenings

Delta Tau Delta Presents Miss University of Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 13, 2011) – While many boys grow up in the Commonwealth of Kentucky dreaming about one day wearing the blue and white and "Kentucky" across their chests, many little girls dream of wearing something with a little more sparkle – a Miss America crown. This weekend, a long-time UK pageant elevates its tradition by becoming an official preliminary for the Miss Kentucky title that leads to the Miss America pageant.

The Miss University of Kentucky pageant will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Singletary Center for the Arts. Miss UK is hosted by the brothers of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. As a Miss Kentucky recognized pageant, the winner automatically qualifies to compete for the title of Miss Kentucky 2012. Miss UK is open only to University of Kentucky students and joins the University of Louisville and the University of Pikeville pageants as college-based Miss Kentucky preliminaries.

In addition to the title of Miss UK, scholarships will be given to the top finishers and donations will be going to the Lexington-based Makenna Foundation for children’s cancer.

Twelve women will be vying for the title of Miss UK, representing nine sororities. The sorority with the highest attendance will receive a donation to the charity of their choice with the winner being announced during the pageant. 

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 or purchased for $15 at the door. Contact Jordan Young ( to pre-order tickets.

For more information on the Miss UK pageant, contact Pageant Chairman James Bardenwerper at or Samuel Niehaus at