Taylor Tyson, Miss South Florida Fair 2018, was crowned Miss Florida 2018. The nearly three-hour pageant took place on Saturday, June 30th at R P Funding Center's Youkey Theatre in Lakeland, Florida.
Tyson was crowned by Miss Florida 2017, Sara Zeng of Palm Coast, who also presented her with a sash and a bouquet. With the Miss Florida crown comes a cash scholarship totaling $20,000 and a prize package worth more than $25,000. This is the first time a Miss South Florida Fair titleholder has won the Miss Florida crown.
Tyson, 23, who is from Jupiter, is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University and a law student at Stetson University. She was crowned Miss South Florida Fair on January 13 at the 2018 South Florida Fair.
As Miss Florida, she will represent the State in the 2019 Miss America Pageant on September 9 in Atlantic City. She will compete with women from throughout the country for the title of Miss America and $55,000 in cash scholarships.
The Pageant was the culmination of five days of competition in Lakeland. Forty young women competed in preliminary rounds that included interview, evening gowns, lifestyle and fitness, talent and on-stage question categories. For her talent during the Pageant, Tyson, a classical pianist, performed “Mephisto Waltz.”
👑 Connect with Taylor on her new Miss Florida Facebook page HERE & stay up-to-date and support her journey to Miss America 2019!
👑 Learn more about Miss South Florida Fair Scholarship Pageant HERE
Proud Miss South Florida Fair Pageant Commitee
📷 Facebook: Theresa Lepore
Lisa Kovacs Dudding, Mabel Da Silva Datena, Denise Cotman Albritton, Deshon Lemonte Allen, Theresa LePore,
2018 Miss Florida Taylor Tyson, Victoria Chouris, Theresa Agricola and Pam Swensen
Miss South Florida Fair 2018 Taylor Tyson & Distinguished Pageant Judges
Craig Clevenger, Michele Wright, Taylor Tyson (Middle with Crown),
Raymond McLeod, Denise Nieman (front in black), Ryan Ritchie