Miss Louisiana places in top ten in Miss America Pageant, returns home
POSTED: Monday, January 16, 2012 - 7:19pm
UPDATED: Monday, January 16, 2012 - 8:03pm
Miss Louisiana is back home tonight after finishing in the top ten of the Miss America Pageant.
Monroe-native Hope Anderson may not have come home with the crown, but was one of the three winners of the National Miracle Maker Award; the award is given out to people who raise the money for the Children's Miracle Network.
Anderson says the pageant in Vegas is something she'll never forget.
“The experience was worth so much more than that Miss America crown,” stated Anderson. “Being in the top 10 was an honor, and I hope I made Louisianans proud.”
Anderson says ever since she was crowned Miss Louisiana last year, she's been working tirelessly for the Miss America pageant.