HAGERSTOWN - Miss Washington County Carrie Shank gave her family a fashion show in April, modeling outfits that she might wear during the Miss Maryland competition this week.
"We picked all of her outfits," said her mother, Sharon Shank. "We voted."
Carrie Shank was part of another fashion show Sunday, this time surrounded by 23 other women at Prime Outlets Hagerstown. The contestants wore clothes from the outlet mall.
"I get to model L.L. Bean," said Shank, 22, who lives outside of Boonsboro.
Sunday's event was the first of many this week for the Miss Maryland contestants. Shank said she was taking the competition one day at a time.
The contestants' sign-in ceremony and Maryland Princess crowning were scheduled to be outside but were moved to the food court because of rain. About 100 people gathered to watch the women introduce themselves and their platforms.