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Miss South Florida Fair wins Miss Florida crown in Lakeland

Posted: 9:08 AM, Jul 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-01 13:08:53Z
Miss South Florida Fair wins Miss Florida crown
Miss South Florida Fair wins Miss Florida crown
Miss South Florida Fair wins Miss Florida crown

Taylor Tyson, Miss South Florida Fair 2018, was crowned Miss Florida 2018 on Saturday night in Lakeland.

This is the first time a Miss South Florida Fair titleholder has won the Miss Florida crown.

Tyson, 23, is from Jupiter and is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University and a law student at Stetson University. She was crowned Miss South Florida Fair on January 13, 2018.

She will represent Florida in the 2019 Miss America Pageant on September 9 in Atlantic City, competing for the title of Miss America and $55,000 in cash scholarships.

Forty young women competed over five days in Lakeland for the title of Miss Florida. At the Pageant, Tyson, a classical pianist, performed "Mephisto Waltz."