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June 21, 2013

Elkhart woman wins swimsuit competition in Miss Indiana preliminaries




Elkhart resident Gracie Lyons, Miss Central Indiana, won the preliminary swimsuit competition at the 2013 Miss Indiana Scholarship Pageant Thursday night.

Lyons, 21, is a student at the University of Indianpolis.

The Miss Indiana Pageant finals are Saturday.

The other preliminary winner was Miss IPFW Okara Imani, 20, Indianapolis, for preliminary talent. Okara is a vocalist and sang "At Last."

The new Miss Indiana will compete at the Miss America Pageant in September 2013 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Competition continues Friday at 7 p.m. for the Miss Indiana’s Outstanding Teen Pageant.

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