- Associated Press - Sunday, July 3, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Miss Orlando Courtney Sexton has been crowned Miss Florida 2016.

Pageant officials said the 23-year-old from Starke beat out 47 other women Saturday night and will now compete in the Miss America 2017 pageant in September. She won the “lifestyle, fitness and swimsuit” preliminary competition earlier in the week. Her talent is dance.

The Orlando Sentinel (https://tinyurl.com/z8z38l7) reports Sexton is working on her master’s degree in health administration at the University of Central Florida. The Miss Florida crown comes with a $18,000 scholarship.

The first runner up was Miss Daytona Beach Lindsay Bettis of St. Augustine.


Information from: Orlando Sentinel, https://www.orlandosentinel.com/

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