After months of preparation and a week of intense rehearsals and competition, Katelyn Lewis has been crowned Miss Missouri 2018.
Lewis, from Lake St. Louis, previously held the title of Miss Fleur De Lis. Her platform is “Your Digital Compass,” which focuses on leaving a positive footprint online. This is her fourth year competing for the title.
“I’m just really blessed and happy and humbled to be here with my whole family and directors,” she said. “I feel like so many people have followed me on this journey and I can honestly not believe what just happened. This is amazing. I can’t wait to wake up tomorrow and hit the ground running.”
Lewis will begin preparations for the Miss America pageant this week with meetings, official photography sessions and other obligations. In addition to the official prize package, Lewis will receive a $13,000 college scholarship.
She will compete for the title of Miss America 2019 from Sept. 5-9 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.