Miss Louisiana 2016
Dillard’s, along with the Miss Louisiana Organization, hosted a Fashion Show on Thursday, June 23 at Pecanland Mall. All 32 contestants made an appearance on the runway, along with their Fleur de Lis princesses. Later that day, the contestants joined local kids at a Community Service and Wellness Event, held at the Boys’ and Girl’s Club, which was sponsored by Vantage Health Plan.
On Saturday, June 25, The Miss Louisiana Organization held the 53rd annual Miss Louisiana pageant in Monroe at the Jack Howard Theater. This year’s show featured Miss Louisiana 2015 April Nelson, as well as the Miss Louisiana band, Miss Louisiana’s Outstanding Teen 2016, Sarah McCallum, former Miss Louisianas Hope Anderson (2011) Blair Abene McCurdy (2008), Kelsi Crain (2010) and Jaden Leach (2013), as well as the 32 contestants and over 60 Fleur De Lis princesses. Emcees for the pageant were Ed Walsh and Melissa Clark Whitworth, Miss Louisiana 2003.
Corporate sponsors for the Miss Louisiana pageant include The City of Monroe, Monroe-
West Monroe Convention and Visitors Bureau, the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Propane Dealers of Louisiana, Vantage Health Plan, JPS Executive Transportation, JPS Ford in Arcadia, the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco Free Living, Louisiana Tech University, Big Whit 77 Foundation, TownePlace Suites by Marriott and Laundry by Shelli Segal.
On the night of the pageant, Miss Louisiana Watermelon Festival, Justine Ker of Choudrant, was crowned Miss Louisiana 2016.