The 2018 Miss Louisiana Pageant will be held Thursday, June 21 – Saturday, June 23 at 7:30 pm nightly at the Monroe Civic Center’s WL “Jack” Howard Theater. A Press Conference will be held on Monday, June 18th
The press conference will give the media and public a chance to hear from the Executive Director of the Miss Louisiana Organization, Dewana Little, producer of the live televised finals, Wayne Gentry, and the major television sponsors. This will also be the first opportunity to meet the 33 contestants from all over the State vying for the title of Miss Louisiana.
“Miss Louisiana 2017, Laryssa Bonacquisti has done a wonderful job representing the state and representing our organization. She was a preliminary swimsuit and talent winner at Miss America and a top 7 finalist. These are all tremendous accomplishments. She has received thousands of dollars in scholarships since she began competing in the Miss Louisiana Organization.” Dewana Little, Executive Director.
Preliminary competition will be held on Thursday and Friday evening and the live statewide telecast will be held on Saturday. This year’s show will feature Miss Louisiana 2017, Laryssa Bonacquisti, the Miss Louisiana Band, Miss Louisiana 2013, Jaden Leach, Miss Louisiana 2001, Kati Guyton Lewter and Miss Louisiana 1990, Linnea Fayard Allen. Ed Walsh, Melissa Whitworth, Kelsi White, Hope Anderson and Tiffany Briggs will emcee. Also featured will be the 33 contestants and Fleur de Lis Princesses.
The Miss Louisiana Organization would like to thank all of our sponsors because without the wonderful support of our great community, the Miss Louisiana Pageant would not be the success that it is each year. Miss Louisiana Corporate Sponsors include: Monroe/West Monroe Convention and Visitors Bureau, City of Monroe, the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Propane Dealers of Louisiana, Vantage Health Plan, Big Whit 77 Foundation, Towne Place Suites, JPS Executive Transportation and JPS Ford of Arcadia.
The Miss Louisiana Organization has a volunteer based Board of Directors that works to share the accomplishments of the 33 contestants and provide scholarships to further their education. The Miss Louisiana Organization will award over $67,500 in cash scholarships this year, with over $1 million in cash and in-kind scholarships made available. The Miss Louisiana Organization is part of the Miss America Organization, the number one provider of scholarships for women in the world.