Authentic South
11:30 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Miss Biscuit

Liz Barr, the reigning Miss Biscuit 2013.
Credit Tanner Latham

One of the highlights of Knoxville’s International Biscuit Festival  is the Mr. & Miss Biscuit Pageant. This episode profiles Liz Barr, the reigning Miss Biscuit 2013. Her win was surely secured after she performed an interpretive dance to an original love song...about a biscuit.

The pageant's talent competition was serious. One guy ate a spoonful of flour. There was a woman who carved a butter sculpture to resemble the Sunsphere, one of the city’s iconic landmarks.

And then there was a woman who sang an a cappella piece she wrote to the tune of the Little Mermaid song, “Part of Your World.”

Pageant Emcee Erin Donovan and contestant Cheryl Burchett marvel at Cheryl's butter sculpture of Knoxville's Sunsphere.
Credit Tanner Latham