Courtney Sexton Crowned Miss Florida 2016
Courtney Sexton was crowned Miss Florida 2016 on July 2, 2016 in the Youkey Theatre at The Lakeland Center. Courtney Sexton succeeds Mary Katherine Fechtel, Miss Florida 2015 and will now compete in the coming edition of Miss America 2017, hoping to be crowned as next Miss America by the reigning beauty queen, Betty Cantrell from Georgia.
Courtney Sexton also won the talent portion of the Miss Florida 2016 pageant with her modern dance to “I Got Love”. When asked about the war on terror during the interview round, Courtney Sexton said she would “support the commander and stand behind the military”and recruit allies to combat terrorism.
At the same event, Anjelica Jones was crowned as Miss Florida Outstanding Teen 2016.
Florida has twice won the Miss America crown in the courtesy of Ericka Dunlap, Miss America 2003 and Leanza Cornett, Miss America 1992. Last year, Florida’s representative, Mary Katherine Fechtel was adjudged as a Top 10 finalist at Miss America pageant.