Lacey Sanchez crowned Miss Louisiana
MONROE - Lacey Sanchez has been crowned Miss Louisiana and will represent the state at the Miss America Pageant.
Sanchez won a $10,000 scholarship on Saturday night in Monroe. The 23-year-old LSU student from Baton Rouge was chosen from a field of 32 contestants.
Sanchez was preliminary lifestyle and fitness swimsuit winner on Friday. Her platform is "Designed to Move."
Miss Spirit of the Ouachita Amy Matherne was first runner-up. Miss Monroe Kelly Bernard was named second runner-up. Miss Heart of Pilot Chelsi Hefner, and Miss Holiday in Dixie Tori Thompson were named third and fourth runners-up.
Miss Louisiana Watermelon Festival Shannon Byrd was voted Miss Congeniality by her fellow contestants. Miss Northwestern Lady of the Bracelet Taylor Layman won the healthy living award.