LAKELAND – Champa Bay just added another title to the mix.
Miss Tampa, Leah Roddenberry, was crowned the newest Miss Florida last night in front of a capacity crowd in the RP Funding Center’s Youkey Theatre. She will go on to represent the state in the 100th Miss America Competition later this year.
Originally from Bradenton, the 22-year-old Roddenberry is a two time Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen winner, the first in pageant history.
Earlier in the evening Miss Winter Park’s Outstanding Teen Ruby Tilghman took home the title of Florida’s Outstanding Teen.
While Miss Florida has until December to prepare for the Miss America Competition, the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen competition will be held in Orlando in three weeks.