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Miss Miami Beach takes Miss Florida USA title, will represent the state

Miss Miami Beach Genesis Davila, 24, was named Miss Florida USA 2017.
Miss Miami Beach Genesis Davila, 24, was named Miss Florida USA 2017.

Miss Miami Beach, Genesis Davila, was named Miss Florida USA on Saturday out of 67 contestants vying for the title.

Davila, 24, who was Miss World Puerto Rico in 2014, will now represent the state in the 2017 Miss USA Pageant.

The competition, held at Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale, featured evening gown, swimsuit and interview portions.

“DREAMING on a cloud !!!!! Davila posted on her Facebook page Sunday. “I am Miss Florida USA 2017.”

As the winner, Davila received prizes including the official Miss Florida USA crown and banner, a three-week trip to Miss USA 2017, a La Casa Hermosa competition evening gown, cocktail wear fashion wardrobe by Elan International and a Carroll’s Jewelers custom-designed necklace.

The first runner-up was Miss Sunny Isles Beach USA, Linette de Los Santos, 24; second runner-up was Miss Tampa USA Nicolette Jennings, 19; third runner-up was Miss Tampa Bay Kaylin Perez, 23; and fourth runner-up was Miss Gainesville USA Taylor Fulford, 21.

Carli Teproff: 305-376-3587, @CTeproff

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