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Student Wins Teen Pageant
St. Joseph’s Academy student Brooke Hotard, a rising junior, is the new Miss Louisiana’s Outstanding Teen. Hotard won the title at the June 21 pageant, held in the Civic Center Theatre in Monroe.
Hotard competed in the talent, evening gown, fitness, on-stage question and interview competitions. This year marks her first as a pageant participant. “I did a preliminary pageant to get me to Miss Louisiana’s Outstanding Teen, and it worked out that I won my first year,” she said. “Some of the girls have been doing it for years, but I guess I just got lucky and am so blessed.”
Hotard said she was “shocked” to be announced as the winner. “The two girls who won the two preliminary awards, fitness and talent, were expected to win, so when they called my name, I nearly had a heart attack,” she said.
Hotard will compete in the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen pageant, August 24-28 in Orlando, Florida.
“I am really looking forward to getting to spend time with the girls and showing them that southern hospitality that comes naturally to us,” she said. “I really hope that I do well and make everyone proud.”