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Miss Louisiana Headed for the Big Crown

Laryssa visits KEDM to explain her journey to Miss America.

As Laryssa Bonacquisti maintains her responsibilities as Miss Louisiana 2017, she is also preparing to head off for the Atlantic City Boardwalk. On August 29th, Laryssa will make her way to this year's Miss America Pageant.

Laryssa shares that her preparation for Miss America has been similar to her previous preparation for Miss Louisiana including maintaining healthy eating habits, lots of exercise, and mock interviews to prepare for the questions she might get asked. On top of this training, Laryssa is fulfilling her duties as Miss Louisiana through traveling across the state, and visiting children's hospitals through the Children's Miracle Network. 

In less than a week, Laryssa will head off to represent Louisiana in the 2018 Miss America Pageant. Laryssa will be accompanied by her partners in ventriloquy, Lucky and Lucy. She will be going through two weeks of training and preliminaries with the live show on September 10th, 7 p.m. /8 p.m. central on ABC. 

More information on the Miss America Pageant can be found here. Go here to vote for Laryssa to help get her in the finals.