Hammond resident Gonzalez named Miss Southeastern 2014

Southeastern Louisiana University kinesiology major Crystal Gonzalez of Hammond has been chosen Miss Southeastern 2014.

Gonzalez received her crown from Miss Southeastern 2013 Renée Picou, of Livingston, at the annual pageant Saturday, Nov. 2 at Southeastern’s Pottle Music Building Auditorium. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board, the pageant is affiliated with the Miss America Pageant system.

A junior, Gonzalez also received the Interview Award, the Lifestyle and Fitness Award and the “People’s Choice” Award.

First runner up was Erin St. Pierre, a senior kinesiology major from Larose. St. Pierre also received the Lifestyle and Fitness Award, GPA Award for highest cumulative grade point average with the most credit hours, and the Interview award.

Hailee Weber, of Destrehan, a sophomore special education major, was second runner-up. Weber received the Evening Gown Award.

Jasmine Tate, of Mount Hermon, a junior communications major, was third runner-up. She tied with Kate Fussell, a junior sports management major from Covington, for the Talent Award.

Gonzalez will advance to the Miss Louisiana pageant, which will be held in Monroe in June.