Miss South Florida Fair wins Miss Florida crown in Lakeland

Posted at 9:08 AM, Jul 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-01 09:08:53-04

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."