Miss Wisconsin 2012 Kate Gorman. Photo by Randy Erickson
23-year-old Kathryn Bess Gorman of Onalaska has captured the Miss Wisconsin 2012 crown.
The Miss Wisconsin Pageant said Gorman, who entered as Miss La Crosse/Oktoberfest, bested 22 other women for the title at Oshkosh West High School’s Civic Auditorium. She was crowned Saturday night by Miss Wisconsin 2011, Raeanna Mary Johnson of Holmen.
Gorman, who won the Miss Wisconsin title on her second attempt after competing in 2008 as Miss Onalaska, is a 2012 communications and elementary art education graduate of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She will compete for the title of Miss America in 2013.