Alva Native Crowned 2015 Miss Rodeo America
LAS VEGAS - Miss Rodeo Oklahoma was crowned the 2015 Miss Rodeo America in Las Vegas, Nevada, over the weekend.
Lauren Heaton, a native of Alva, Oklahoma, was presented with the coveted Miss Rodeo America crown during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Sunday evening.
According to Miss Rodeo Oklahoma's official website, this is the first time in the 60-year history of the Miss Rodeo America Pageant that a Miss Rodeo Oklahoma has taken the crown.
Heaton is a graduate of Oklahoma State University. She competed in the week-long pageant which included speeches, modeling clothing in a hour-long fashion show, and showing off her chaps at the scholarship auction.
Heaton also participated in two go- rounds of horsemanship, hour-long interviews on rodeo and other western subjects, plus answering several rodeo and current event related questions.