Des Moines Woman Named Miss Iowa

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

A 21-year-old Des Moines woman was crowned Miss Iowa Saturday night in Davenport.

Alysa Olson, who earned a $10,500 scholarship, said her experience in past pageant's helped her prepare for the Miss Iowa contest. She is majoring in vocal performance at the University of Iowa.

Karl Hertz

Last Saturday, 20-year-old Megan Swanson of Omaha (pictured left) won the Miss Nebraska crown at the pageant in North Platte. She is a graduate of Millard North High School and is studying music at Belmont University in Nashville. Swanson hopes to set an example for others of what it's like to live a balanced life as she promotes total body wellness.

They will represent their states in the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City in September.

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