KEVIN SMITH/For the Progressive Journal
Pageant winner Kevin Smith is flanked by Larry Brown, left, who took Best Evening Gown, and Chad Johnson, winner of Best Talent.
Isn't he lovely?

By Kevin Smith
For the Progressive Journal

Over $8,000 was raised before and during the first annual Miss’d South Carolina Womanless Beauty Pageant Oct. 15. A crowd of more than 300 watched as 14 contestants flaunted and sashayed their way across the stage in an evening gown competition, followed by a talent performance and the crowning of the winner.