UPDATE: Pageant organizers announce new winner due to error

Published: June 24th, 2014

Category: InsideUF, Top Stories


GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Miss America organization announced Friday on its Facebook page that an independent review determined Elizabeth Fechtel, a University of Florida student, was not the winner of the Miss Florida pageant on June 21.

Consequently, the title of Miss Florida 2014 has gone to the 1st runner up, Victoria Cowen.

A tabulation error resulted due to a judge making a change on a score sheet that was not caught when the scores were tabulated. An independent certified public accountant thoroughly reviewed the judges’ scores, and it was determined that Cowen was actually the winner.




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