Miss Tulsa and now Miss Oklahoma, Addison Price, said it was “a total shock” when she won the state title Saturday night, her first Miss Oklahoma competition.
Because she has dyslexia and her brother has Asperger’s syndrome, Price chose empowering individuals with disabilities through self advocacy as her platform, she said.
“No matter what challenges you face in your life, you can overcome them, and you can make something of yourself,” Price said. “You can find your voice.”
Price is a 20-year-old junior at Oklahoma State University.
Competing as Miss Tulsa, she was crowned Miss Oklahoma at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa in Catoosa.
She said she hopes to “hit the ground running” as Miss Oklahoma by developing her platform more and preparing to compete in the 2020 Miss America pageant.
Price beat out 43 other contestants from across the state for the title. She succeeds Miss Oklahoma 2018 Ashley Thompson.
First runner-up was Ashten Vincent, Miss Frontier Country.
Other finalists were: second runner-up: McKinzie Deaton, Miss Piedmont; third runner-up: Maggie Bond, Miss Broken Arrow; and fourth runner-up: Michella Wilson, Miss Collinsville.
The Miss Oklahoma Pageant is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Tulsa, which took over full sponsorship of the event in 1972. Since then, more than 10,000 women have competed in the pageant at the state and local levels, according to the Miss Oklahoma Pageant’s website. The Miss Oklahoma Organization offers $2 million in scholarships to candidates.
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