For the first time ever, the winner of the Miss South Florida Fair competition has been crowned Miss Florida.
Every January at the fair, a beauty pageant is held, featuring young women from our area and this year the winner was 23-year old Taylor Tyson of Jupiter.
On Saturday, Tyson won the Miss Florida pageant in Lakeland, getting a $20,000 scholarship and a prize package worth more than $25,000.
Miss Tyson will represent our state in Atlantic City in September in the 2019 Miss America Pageant.
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