On Saturday, June 24, The Miss Louisiana Organization held the 54th annual Miss Louisiana pageant in Monroe at the Jack Howard Theater. This year’s show featured Miss Louisiana 2016 Justine Ker, Miss Louisiana’s Outstanding Teen 2017, Alana Lewis, as well as the Miss Louisiana band, former Miss Louisianas Hope Anderson (2011) Amanda Joseph May (2007), Kelsi Crain White (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, Big Whit 77 Foundation, TownePlace Suites, Laundry by Shelli Segal and Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.
On the night of the pageant, Miss Shreveport, Laryssa Bonacquisti, was crowned Miss Louisiana 2017.