FORT LAUDERDALE – Seventy women are set to compete for the title of Miss Florida USA 2015.
The pageant will take place tonight at the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale. The Miss Florida USA pageant is the official qualifier for the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants.
Each of the 70 contestants qualified at a local preliminary pageant and either won her way to state, qualified as a local finalist, or won a Miss Photogenic or Miss Amity award.
The pageant focuses on classic areas of competition, including interviews and physical fitness featuring evening gowns and swimsuits. It is open to females between the ages of 18 and 26 and who are U.S. citizens or residents of Florida for at least six months.