ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - Desiree Williams of Newport News is the new Miss Virginia.
The Hampton University graduate was crowned Saturday night at the pageant in Roanoke. She competed as Miss Arlington.
Williams earns a $17,500 scholarship and will compete in the 2014 Miss America pageant in September.
Miss Hampton-Newport News Lauren Kiedinger was named first runner-up. She was followed by Miss Lynchburg Courtney Grant, Miss Apple Blossom Festival Victoria Maiden and Miss Northern Virginia Savannah Lane.