Last night, I got to do something pretty cool! My friend Rick is in the pageant industry and he is working with Lauren Vizza aka Miss Monroe, who will be vying for the title of Miss Louisiana and (hopefully) Miss America in the very near future. Last night was a practice run through of the interview process for Miss Louisiana. Trust me when I tell you, nothing was off limits, and Lauren handled herself like a pro. I was very impressed, and seeing how Miss Lauren is from Shreveport, I'm sure she could use some hometown love and support. I've listed some fun facts about Lauren below:

Name: Lauren Vizza

College: Junior at Louisiana Tech University studying Political Science and History

High School: Graduate of Caddo Magnet High School

Platform Issue: Volunteering is Victory: Making Time for those with Special Needs

Scholastic/Career Ambition: Law Degree/Secretary of State

Talent: Dance

Scholastic Honors: TOPS recipient

Leadership Roles: External Affairs Officer of College Republicans, VP of Philanthropic Service Sigma Kappa, Freshman Leadership Team

Accomplishments: 3rd Runner up to Miss Louisiana 2010. Swimsuit preliminary winner at Miss Monroe. Captain of high school gymnastics team. All City, All District MVP, All State and All Star Soccer Player. Miss Louisiana Stock Show 2010. Only girl to receive KSLA Player of the Week award during the '08-'09 soccer season.

Employment: employed at Lambright Recreational Center at LA Tech, seven year volunteer at GREAT, counselor at Rock Solid Sports Camp and intern for the FDDOC/Winner's Circle.