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Southeastern Louisiana University's new
Miss Southeastern, Heather Williams of Slidell, receives her crown from
her predecessor, Kim Dottolo of Hammond.
Louisiana University President Randy Moffett, far right, and Vice President
for Student and Public Affairs Brad O’Hara, far left, congratulate the
top contestants in the annual Miss Southeastern pageant, held March 2 at
the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts. From left, are sophomore
nursing major Jennifer Love of Livingston, third runner up; sophomore nursing
major Gabrielle Borens of Baton Rouge, second runner up; Miss Southeastern
2005 Heather Williams, a sophomore mass communication major from Slidell;
and Natalie Crump, a business administration graduate student from Baton
Rouge, first runner up.
HEATHER WILLIAMS WINS 2005 MISS SOUTHEASTERN
HAMMOND -- Southeastern Louisiana University
mass communication major Heather Williams of Slidell has been chosen Miss
Williams received her crown from Miss
Southeastern 2004 Kim Dottolo of Hammond at the annual pageant March 2
at Southeastern=s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.
Williams, a sophomore, won the eveningwear
and talent segments of the pageant and tied for first place in the swimsuit
segment with sophomore early childhood education major Rachel Nicholson
of Destrehan. For the talent segment, Williams sang “At Last.”
The first runner-up award went to Natalie
Crump of Baton Rouge, a business administration graduate student who also
won the personal interview segment and Miss Congeniality honor. Second
runner up was Gabrielle Borens, a sophomore nursing major from Baton Rouge.
Jennifer Love, a sophomore nursing major from Livingston, was chosen for
the third runner-up award.
Love also received a new award, the
“People’s Choice,” which was determined by the amount of donations contestants
collected for Louisiana Special Olympics, Dottolo’s platform as Miss Southeastern
The Miss Southeastern pageant is affiliated
with the Miss America Pageant system. Williams will advance to the Miss
Louisiana pageant, which will be held in Monroe in June.