Miss Florida Victoria Cowen if one of 53 women competing for the title of Miss America 2015 on Sunday night.
The 21-year-old hails from Panama City.
She graduated from A. Crawford Mosley High School before moving on to Gulf Coast Community College then Florida State University.
Cowen’s platform issue is One Chance, One Choice Inc. According to Cowen’s LinkedIn page, the nonprofit is focused on empowering the youth of to today to make the right decisions.
Cowen has a goal of obtaining a Master’s degree in marketing, and she has a career ambition of pursuing a career in Medical Device Marketing and Sales.
Her talent is Lyrical Dance.
Cowen told the Tallahassee Democrat that she’s been having a great time since being crowned Miss Florida in June. After winning, she moved to Miami to prepare for the national competition, training in dance, speech work, and other aspects.
“It’s so surreal right now,” she said.
She was also flown to New York to go shopping for hew gown.
“I’m really stepping out of my comfort zone with my gown the final night, I’ll be wearing gold,”
She explained that she was watching Miss America while growing up and gradually decided on her talent.
“Talent is one of my favorite portions of the competition,” Cowen said. “It’s a dream come true to be able to perform my passion.”