On June 11, 2022 our longest reigning queen, Tara Babin, had to reluctantly give up
her title. But, it would be a bitter sweet moment as Ava Savoy’s name was
announced as the 2022 Miss Gonzales Jambalaya Queen. Ava marks the 4th cousin to
win the title of Miss Gonzales Jambalaya and it was a very special moment for their
family. The new Teen Gonzales Jambalaya Queen was also crowned that night and
the title went to Paisley Brassette-Whiddon.
In the Teen Division, awards went to: Kendall Waguespack and Avery White –
Congeniality Award, Allie Cliburn – 2 nd Runner Up and Fashion Award, Sophie
Shaddinger – 1st Runner Up and Paisley Brassette-Whiddon – Photogenic Award and
2022 Teen Gonzales Jambalaya Queen.
In the Miss Division, awards went to: Hannah Taylor – Congeniality Award and
Photogenic Award, Riley Mathis – 1st Runner Up and Fashion Award, Ava Savoy –
2022 Miss Gonzales Jambalaya Queen.
Ava and Paisley will have the opportunity to represent the City of Gonzales and the
Jambalaya Festival around the state of Louisiana at many Fairs and Festivals. Also,
look for them at many local events, including the Christmas Tree Lighting, Christmas
Parade, JFA events and of course at the 2023 Jambalaya Festival.
If you or someone you know may be interested in becoming the next Jambalaya
Queen, please reach out to the Pageant Director, Katie Battaglia at
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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