- Associated Press - Sunday, June 29, 2014

MONROE, La. (AP) - 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 News-Star reports (https://tnsne.ws/1lvBgvD) that 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.

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