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June 12, 2009

Miss ULM to compete in Miss Louisiana Pageant June 18-20; coveted internship on the horizon

Miss University of Louisiana at Monroe Hope Anderson is hitting the ground running this summer. Fresh from her finals, Anderson prepares to compete in the Miss Louisiana Pageant June 18-20, and in an upcoming prestigious internship in July.

Anderson, a mass communications junior from Monroe with a 4.0 grade point average, has been fulfilling her duties as the face of ULM since October 2008, as well as serving as a spokesperson for Pilot’s for Patients and a fundraising ambassador for the Children’s Miracle Network for over a year.

Her philanthropy and speaking engagements reflect Anderson’s personal platform, “Love the Skin You’re In: Invest in Others and Win.”

She will follow these community-focused activities via a coveted internship with an international public relations and image consulting firm from Newport Beach, Calif., called Outside Eyes. Among the firm’s clients are well-known band the Jonas Brothers. Anderson’s internship is slated to begin July 6.

“Being the face of Miss ULM is a privilege,” Anderson said. “I have worked rigorously in college, and I’m so excited to be one of two students in America selected for this summer intern program; it will be an incredible learning experience.

“There are 28 other wonderful girls who want the title of Miss Louisiana. They are all beautiful, talented and smart. I am working tirelessly but enjoying the process - my motto is, ‘Do your best and leave the results to God.’ While I am hoping to win on June 20, I trust that God has the best plan for my life, and both paths are win-win opportunities for me.”

In addition Anderson said, “The Miss Louisiana Organization of volunteers provides a wonderful week for all of the Miss Louisiana contestants. Besides competition nights, the week is packed with exciting events - every girl walks away with priceless memories, stories and laughs.

“I am hoping that Ouachita Parish and surrounding communities will come to the Civic Center on June 18, 19 and 20 for Miss Louisiana and support one the largest scholarship opportunities for women in the Miss America Organization. It’s a wonderful show with terrific talent from around our state and an opportunity to be part of a live production right here in Monroe.”

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