The 2013 Miss Louisiana Pageant will be held this Saturday June 29, live from  the Monroe Civic Center’s W.L. “Jack” Howard Theatre. A 50th Anniversary Celebration will be held to celebrate the pageant being held in Monroe, and the 36 contests have already started arriving in Monroe for a full week of activities!

The winner of the Miss Louisiana Pageant will go on to compete for Miss America!  From the official Miss Louisiana website : Miss America Organization is the world's largest competitive scholarship program for young women, and one of the nation's leading achievement programs. The Miss Louisiana Scholarship Organization is honored to be part of this program. This year, the Miss Louisiana Scholarship Organization and local pageants across our State made available over $634,000 in cash and tuition scholarships. Through this program, contestants receive thousands of dollars in scholarships and gain poise, confidence, and life skills that will benefit them, the State of Louisiana and our Country for the rest of their lives.

Good luck to all our beautiful Louisiana contestants!!