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Ms. Senior Michigan Kim Whitney

| August 26, 2018

 

Kim Whitney was crowned Ms. Senior Michigan on July 18, 2018 at the Older Person’s Commission (OPC) in Rochester, MI. The pageant is billed as a search for a gracious lady who best exemplifies the dignity, maturity and inner beauty of Michigan’s senior citizens. Six finalist women from all over Michigan competed. As the hometown contestant, Kim says there was a large crowd on hand to cheer her on as she competed.

Kim is a member of the OPC 650 Players theater group and the Sing Out Detroit Chorus, an LGBT and allies choir she cofounded in 2008. Kim performs as an individual and with others at various venues in and around the Metro Detroit area. Kim has always loved singing, learning her first song at eighteen months. Some of Kim’s fondest memories are of singing with her mother whom she credits with bringing the “joy of song” into her life. Kim won her 2018 crown with a rendition of Andra Days Rise Up, a song that to her speaks of becoming more than oneself by joining together with others.

Kim is married to an amazing woman, Pat Jones, and has two stepsons, Bob and Jeff, a daughter-in-law Tanya, and two grandchildren, Jonah, 16, and Sarah, 11. Kim feels blessed to have been at the birth of both her grandchildren and to share their love and extraordinary lives.

Kim believes that having a passion for learning and trying new things is the key to living a full and rewarding life. It is this philosophy that brought her to the Ms. Senior Michigan Pageant.

Kim will go on to represent Michigan at the Ms. Senior America Pageant this October in Atlantic City. Kim will also be appearing at numerous community events where, as queen, she will serve as champion for the advancement of older women and the LGBTQ community.

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