N.C. native crowned Miss VirginiaI know. You're telling your monitor about now that this is perfectly acceptable. She attends Hollins University (near Roanoke).
Hannah Kiefer, a Hollins University student, will try to be Miss America
The Associated Press
Roanoke -- A Hollins University student and native of North Carolina has been named Miss Virginia 2007.
[Hannah] Kiefer, a High Point, N.C., native, is a double major in communications and psychology. She will tour Virginia for the next year making paid appearances and promoting her platform: creating healthy choices for teens. (link)
Well, if she's a Virginian then, what's up with this?
"Hannah Kiefer, who had been second runner-up in the 2006 Miss North Carolina pageant ..."
So is she or isn't she?
I also noticed that if Ms. Kiefer is a High Pointer, she's also from Southwest Virginia:
Miss Mountain Empire Scholarship PageantAnd that ain't all. She's got some Shenandoah running through her veins too.
On February 24, 2007 at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, VA - from our amazing seventeen contestants, Hannah Martine Kiefer emerged to become Miss Mountain Empire 2007! (link)
My thought, about now, was: How does this gal have time to be a student?
Then I came upon this:
Miss Virginia will do just fine.
Photo courtesy of missmountainempire.org.