Miss Congeniality cited in Chehalis shoplifting

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CENTRALIA — Days before she was named Miss Congeniality at the Miss Lewis County Scholarship Pageant, Chloe Curry was accused of attempting to shoplift cosmetics from the Chehalis Wal-Mart.

Police said the 18-year-old from Adna and another 18-year-old attempted to leave the store March 6 with lip balm, nail polish, fake eyelashes, fake nails and other beauty products worth more than $100 in their purses. Both were cited.

The Chronicle report pageant judges were unaware of the incident before Saturday’s competition because she uses a name different than her legal name.

Curry won a $600 Miss Congeniality scholarship, which cannot be taken away under pageant rules. She had a platform of building a positive self-image. Her talent was rhythmic dance.