POSTED: Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 6:16pm
UPDATED: Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 7:02pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Miss Louisiana is in Las Vegas this week hoping to become the next Miss America.
Hope Anderson, along with other women from the other states, are in preliminary competitions this week. The finals for the Miss America Pageant are this Saturday.
Anderson is originally from Monroe.
Even though no Miss Louisiana has ever walked away with the title, Anderson is optimistic.
“You have to have that factor,” stated Anderson. “You have to be the ‘All-American Girl’, and I certainly think those are things that I possess; but ultimately, it’s up to God.”
Anderson was crowned Miss Louisiana back in June. She says she’s been getting ready for this week’s competition ever since.