From Wood TV (no ... I won't make a comment):

A 22-year-old Detroit native and Hope College graduate has been crowned Miss Michigan.

About 13-hundred people crowded into a Muskegon theater last night to watch the contest.

Octavia Reese won the right to represent Michigan in the Miss America contest in the fall, and a seven-thousand dollar cash scholarship.

She says it's a dream.

The cellist and former Miss Wayne County recently graduated from Hope College with a bachelor's degree in classical studies and French. He hopes to become a United Nations diplomat.

In all, 29 women from across the state competed for nearly $35,000 in cash scholarships and the Miss Michigan title.