Owasso graduate crowned Mrs. Oklahoma

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Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2013 3:25 pm | Updated: 3:38 pm, Thu Mar 21, 2013.

Oklahoma has yet another reason to be proud. Her name is Julie Christian Pittman, recently crowned Mrs. Oklahoma 2013 at the Guthrie Scottish Rite Theater. The Mrs. Oklahoma pageant, official state preliminary competition for the Mrs. America contest, celebrates the achievements, poise, grace and personality of Oklahoma's highly accomplished married women. The competition involves civically engaged married women making a difference by being involved in their communities who are excited about celebrating marriage. Julie was one of seventeen candidates competing for the coveted title based on overall personality and articulation skills, confidence, achievements, poise and appearance throughout the competition. Fifty percent of the overall score went to the interview competition, and 25 percent went to physical fitness and evening gown competitions, respectively.

Julie is a 2007 graduate of Owasso High School. In 2011, Julie graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a B.A. in Political Science and Global Studies. She firmly believes in the importance of education and the valuable contribution of community engaged citizens to our society.

Currently, Julie is a Juris Doctoral Candidate completing her 2nd year at the University of Tulsa College of Law. Her platform "No Excuse for Child Abuse" emphasizes our desperate need to promote awareness of child abuse and the resources available to children being abused. As Mrs. Oklahoma, Julie will implement her platform throughout Oklahoma by promoting the statewide child abuse hotline, fundraising for Oklahoma child abuse intervention agencies, and educating communities on citizen's duties to abused children. Upon becoming a licensed attorney, Julie will focus on child crime issues. Julie's husband, Spencer Pittman, is completing his 3rd year as a Juris Doctoral Candidate at the University of Tulsa College of Law. He is very supportive of Julie's commitment to education, her career goals, and the mutual priority of their marriage. She is the daughter of proud parents, Paul and Jana Christian, of Owasso. Julie is extremely excited about the upcoming year and is honored to represent Oklahoma at the national level.

The 2013 Mrs. Oklahoma America winner receives more than $10,000 in prizes including an all-expense paid trip to the compete in the 2013 National Mrs. America Pageant in August in Arizona.

1st Runner up - Taylor Coggins

2nd Runner up - Jessica Plowman

3rd Runner up - Natasha Monroe

4th Runner up - Lisa Walker

Rounding out the Top 11:

Danelle Burwell

Cali Lebrija

Teresa Bartlett

Garalee Womack

Chelsey Franklin

Kelly Davis

Other Award Winners:

Peoples Choice - Maria Davenport

Mrs. Facebook - Courtney Beck

Mrs. Photogenic - Kelly Davis

Interview Award- Jessica Plowman

Fitness Award - Natasha Monroe

Evening Gown Award - Lisa Walker

Directors Award - Lisa Walker

Community Service - Cali Lebrija

Marriage Longevity - Teresa Bartlett

Non-finalist Interview - Jennifer Beard

Non-finalist Fitness - Courtney Beck

Non-finalist Gown - Maria Davenport

Ambassador Award - Kelly Davis

Career Achievement - Jennifer Beard

"Smile Solutions" Most Beautiful Smile - Courtney Beck

Contestants Choice - Cali Lebrija

Mrs. Congeniality - Garalee Womack

Most Ticket Sales - Danelle Burwell

Memory Book Award - Garalee Womack

The Mrs. Oklahoma America Pageant encourages every married woman in the state to come together to discuss marriage, family issues, and community service. The Mrs. Oklahoma Program, in partnership with the Mrs. America Pageant and the Mrs. World Pageant, is the largest system of its kind in the world. With a record number of applicants seeking to participate in the Mrs. America Pageant, it is now projected that this is the fastest-growing pageant program in the United States. Julie will represent Oklahoma in the Mrs. America Pageant, established in 1977, this National Competition is devoted to proving that America's 60 million married women are extraordinarily poised, articulate, hard-working and versatile.

CONTACT: Tracy Crist, Executive Producer of Mrs. Oklahoma America Pageant, 214-785-9717 or visit our website at www.MrsOklahomaAmerica.com

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