LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Indiana has crowned a new pageant champion.
Ms. Indiana Senior America, Jeanne Larranaga was crowned in a ceremony Monday by State representative Sheila Klinker.
Larranaga, a Florida resident, competed in the Ms. Florida Senior America competition in March and finished first runner up.
As a runner up, Larranaga was allowed to represent another state that does not have a Senior America program such as Indiana.
Larranaga decided to represent Indiana because she was a Greater Lafayette resident for 18 years and her family has been living in the area.
She said the goal of Ms. Indiana Senior America has been to encourage senior women to continue to be active.
"We want to encourage women to get out and just keep living as long as you're on earth. But also to try to get a program started here because it makes people aware of what seniors are still capable of doing," said Larranaga.
Larranaga said October 20 through 25, she will be competing with more than 35 other woman ages 60 and up at the Ms. Senior America competition in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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