New Miss Missouri Crowned

Simone Esters is the new Miss Missouri.

Esters is a journalism student at the University of Missouri and was announced as the winner of the pageant that was held in Mexico on Saturday night.

Esters platform focuses on mentorship of youth.

This marked the 50th year that the Miss Missouri Pageant was held in Mexico, Missouri.

Esters was awarded a $14 thousand scholarship and will go on to compete for the title of Miss America on September 9th, from Atlantic City’s famed Boardwalk Hall.