Miss Virginia Week continues in Roanoke Tuesday night, as contestants spent the day preparing for this weekend's big pageant. Title holders from all across the state will be competing to represent the commonwealth at the 2014 Miss America pageant.
The 26 ladies are all spending the week at the Hotel Roanoke, the employees of which say they're more than happy to host them.
"Miss Virginia is a great week, it's really exciting," says Sandra Holt, director of sales and marketing at the Hotel Roanoke. "They really liven the place up. It looks great, and they look great. We've been working with the pageant for a long time, we actually have an area of the hotel dedicated to the pageant where we hang their portraits and Miss America portraits as well."
The preliminary competition is this Thursday and Friday. Then on Saturday the final contestants will hit the stage at the Roanoke Civic Center for the last leg of the pageant, which is when this year's Miss Virginia will be crowned.