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New Miss Mardi Gras SWLA crowned

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Miss Mardi Gras SWLA 2012: Courtney Priola, Photo By: Emily Primeaux Miss Mardi Gras SWLA 2012: Courtney Priola, Photo By: Emily Primeaux
Mardi Gras SWLA Royalty 2012, Photo By: Emily Primeaux Mardi Gras SWLA Royalty 2012, Photo By: Emily Primeaux
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Southwest Louisiana has a new Miss Mardi Gras. Courtney Nicole Priola was crowned Miss Mardi Gras Southwest Louisiana 2012 Saturday night at the Lake Charles Civic Center's Rosa Hart Theater.

Priola competed against six other young ladies for the crown. She is a native of Lacassine and currently attending McNeese State University majoring in Nursing. Priola has competed in several pageants over the last several years and was a past Miss Bunny. She said she competed in the Miss Mardi Gras Southwest Louisiana pageant two years ago and always wanted to wear the crown.

"This is so unexpected. It was exciting to have my family and friends there when I was crowned. Any of those girls would have represented Southwest Louisiana well. I'm just glad to wear the crown," said Priola. "Mardi Gras is known world-wide and it's an honor to be able to represent Southwest Louisiana and let people know what we have to offer here. I'm also excited to represent SWLA in Washington D.C. at the Mardi Gras festivities there. I'm looking forward to a fun year."

The 2012 Reigning Miss Mardi Gras of Southwest Louisiana Court of Queens (from L to R), Deb Miss: Kennidy Elizabeth-Ann Peavy, Little Miss: Madalyn Grace Gordon, Ms: Amber LaShae' DeVille, Tiny Miss: Kayleigh Grace Smart, Miss: Courtney Nicole Priola, Petite Miss: Kyleigh Curlee, Junior Miss: Alyssa Ceasar, Teen Miss: Julie Ann Smith.

 

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