Myrrhanda Jones, reigning Miss Palm Coast, was crowned the title of Miss Florida 2013 at the conclusion of Miss Florida Scholarship pageant held on Saturday night of July 13th, 2013 at the Mahaffey Theater. She will represent the Sunshine State at the upcoming Miss America 2014pageant in Atlantic City this September 15.
Myrrhanda Jones Miss Florida 2013
Miss Florida 2013 Myrrhanda Jones. At the time of her crowning, Myrrhanda is the reigning Miss Palm Coast.
The 20-year-old beauty is a student of University of Florida. The outgoing queen Miss Florida 2012 Laura McKeeman is also a student of University of Florida.
Myrrhanda Jones’ pageant talent is baton twirling.
Her pageant platform: Comfort For Kids, Inc. She is the leader of Comfort for Kids, Inc., which provides services for grieving, injured and ill children.
“When I was 12, my younger sister and I were in a terrible accident in which she lost her life. Every day, millions of children are hospitalized due to terminal illness and accidents. It is easy to ignore these numbers until it affects you personally. But, for children diagnosed with terminal illnesses or who have been in traumatic accidents, this is their reality. They live it every day,” she wrote on her website.
“Comfort for Kids Inc. is one of my most cherished projects. I started it in honor of my sister. Her favorite animal was her monkey Clarice. I deliver a stuffed animal monkey to every child I visit as a reminder of the time we spent together and to let them know someone is thinking about them. My monkeys have helped raise over $500,000 for Children’s Miracle Network and I have given away 1,400 monkeys to dates,” continued Myrrhanda.
Miss Florida 2013 final results:
– Winner: Myrrhanda Jones, Miss Palm Coast
– 1st Runner Up – Kalen Dennis;
– 2nd Runner Up – Janae Deleon;
– 3rd Runner Up – Chloe Lupo;
– 4th Runner Up – Sydney Keister.
Earlier, Leah Sykes was crowned the title of Miss Florida Outstanding Teen 2013 and will compete at the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2014 pageant.
Leah Sykes being crowned Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen 2013.
Her court includes:
– 1st Runner Up – Leah Roddenberry
– 2nd Runner Up – Shelby Bomford
– 3rd Runner Up – Casey Engleson
– 4th Runner Up – Raven Delk
At the same day, Brittany Oldehoff of Fort Lauderdale was crowned Miss Florida USA 2014 in the Miss USA system. The winner of Miss USA represents the US at Miss Universe while the winner of Miss America doesn’t represent the country at any international beauty pageant.