Louisiana queen makes her mark
Out of more than 13,000 young women across the nation who competed for the opportunity, Hope Anderson was one of 53 competitors at the 2012 Miss America pageant.
Anderson, the 2011 Miss Spirit of Ruston and 2012 Miss Louisiana, competed Jan. 13-14 in Las Vegas, Nev., with the hope of becoming the next Miss America.
“In the 91 years of the pageant, Louisiana has never brought home the crown,” Anderson said. “I was really hoping that I would be the first young woman to do so.”