UW neurobiology student wins Miss Madison pageant

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Published: Jan. 22, 2023 at 9:20 AM CST
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - A 19-year-old student from Onalaska took home the Miss Madison crown Saturday night at Madison East High School’s theatre, pageant officials announced.

Paige Alexis Eide, a UW-Madison neurobiology student, is Miss Wisconsin-bound after claiming her 2023 Miss Madison title Saturday night. According to officials, she grabbed the top spot ahead of Cassidy Orion Sairs, 22, from Wisconsin Rapids, and Emma Garrison, 22, from Waunakee.

Eide, an Onalaska High School graduate, won the over-all talent award for her dance to “I Wanna Dance with Somebody.” She placed first ahead of 12 other competitors in the pageant.

Also winning a title Saturday night was 16-year-old pianist Elise Tomashek, crowned Miss Madison’s Outstanding Teen. Tomashek is also from Onalaska.

The two now advance to the 2023 Miss Wisconsin pageant held in Oshkosh in June where there will be contestants from all around the state.

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