Southeastern Louisiana University biology major Renée Picou, of Livingston, has been chosen Miss Southeastern 2013.
Picou received her crown from Miss Southeastern 2012 Jennifer Jarreau, of Denham Springs, at the annual pageant Sept. 15 at SLU’s Pottle Music Building Auditorium.
Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board, the pageant is affiliated with the Miss America Pageant system, organizers said.
A sophomore, Picou also received the Evening Gown Award, the Lifestyle and Fitness Award and the “People’s Choice” Award.
First runner-up was Erin St. Pierre, a junior kinesiology major from Larose. St. Pierre also received the Miss Congeniality Award, the GPA Award for highest cumulative grade-point average with the most credit hours, and the Miracle Maker Award for her fundraising efforts in connection with the Miss America Pageant’s charity, the Children’s Miracle Network.
Crystal Gonzalez, of Hammond, a sophomore kinesiology major, was second runner-up.
Third runner-up was freshman communication major Hailee Webber, of Destrehan. Webber also won the Talent Award for her lyrical dance routine to “Turning Page” from the movie “Breaking Dawn.”
Picou will advance to the Miss Louisiana pageant, which will be held in Monroe in June.
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