Princess Diaries: From across the country they came, all hoping to be crowned a Dream Girl USA

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By Jennifer Silverberg


Photos by Jennifer Silverberg. The three-day journey to become Dream Girls USA royalty is about to begin. We followed three Missouri girls -- Victoria Leigh Owen, Davana Lumley and Gracie Ellen Clark -- from the state competition at the end of February to their contest against 34 other girls in the Little Miss Dream Girl division at the national pageant, held over Memorial Day.