Parkersburg native wins pageant title

PARKERSBURG – Parkersburg native Charisse Eileen Haislop has been named Miss West Virginia USA 2014, following the annual pageant this weekend at the Days Hotel and Conference Center in Flatwoods, W.Va.

Haislop, 24, is the daughter of Ed and Karla Haislop of Parkersburg. She was also named Miss Photogenic during the pageant on Sunday.

She will represent West Virginia in the 2014 Miss USA Pageant which will be televised next summer on NBC.

Haislop graduated from Parkersburg High School and from West Virginia University where she received a degree in exercise physiology with a pre-med emphasis.

She had previously competed in the Miss West Virginia USA pageant, earning third runner-up of Miss West Virginia USA 2013, the fourth runner-up of Miss West Virginia USA 2012 and was a semi-finalist of Miss West Virginia USA 2011.

Haislop is currently employed as a business development manager and Pilates instructor. Her goal is to become the first wellness center in the tri-state region offering nutrition consulting in addition to emphasizing contrology, rehabilitation and physical fitness through Pilates.

The other finalists for Miss West Virginia USA 2014 included: First Runner-up, Erin Elizabeth Given of Craigsville; Second Runner-up, Sarah Thorne of Moorefield; Third Runner-up, Andrea Turner of McMechan; and Fourth Runner-up, Charlo Green of Charleston. Christina Gayheart, of Huntington, was voted Miss Congeniality.

In addition to the Miss West Virginia pageant, the weekend’s activities at Flatwoods also included the Miss West Virginia Teen USA pageant.

Lexsey Katelyn Marrara, 17, daughter of Mike and Kathy Marrara, of Morgantown, was chosen as Miss West Virginia Teen USA 2014.

She attends University High School. Her activities include golfing, reading books by James Patterson and working on her black belt in Tai Kwon Do. Her ambition is to be a special education teacher and specialize in Autism.

The other finalists for Miss Teen West Virginia USA included: First Runner-up, Ciera Fields of Nettie; Second Runner-up, Allison Dawley of Morgantown; Third Runner-up, Dominique Nicole Collins of Normantown; and Fourth Runner-up, Macey Burns of White Sulphur Springs.

Lauren Roush, of New Haven, was named Miss Photogenic and Kattie Malcomb, of Erbacon, was voted Miss Congeniality.