New Miss Oklahoma is from Ada

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The newly crowned Miss Oklahoma says judges who selected her over 41 other contestants in the statewide pageant were looking for more than just a pretty face.

Taylor Treat, who is from Ada, talked with reporters Sunday, a day after the 21-year-old was crowned Miss Oklahoma 2009 and given the
opportunity to represent the state in the Miss America pageant in

Treat says that as Miss Oklahoma she is a roll model for the youth of the whole state. She says the job is far more important than just a pretty face.

Treat said she was studying human relations at OU when she got nvolved in the Miss Oklahoma pageant.

Treat's platform during the competition was engaging students through service-learning, a hands-on approach to education that combines service objectives and learning objectives.

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