Tonight Erica became the only double preliminary winner at the National Sweetheart Pageant! Just like at Miss Ohio, she won the Talent preliminary with Verdi's aria “Sapor Vorreste;" last night she won Swimsuit. Tonight's Swimsuit preliminary winner was Jennifer Louise Soileau of Louisiana.
Tomorrow the 30 contestants from across the U.S. will be cut to a Top 10 and one will emerge the National Sweetheart. I recently read that 22 of the 30 Sweetheart winners have gone on to win their state title; 5 of those became Miss America, 6 were in the Top 5 at Miss America and 5 made the Top 10. Best of luck Erica!
[Photo above by Paul Krajnyak.]