George Mason Student Crowned Miss Virginia
Posted: July 5, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
Photo by Julius Tolentino
Senior Kristi Glakas, a 24-year-old with a double major in English with a concentration in contemporary world literature and pre-medicine, was crowned Miss Virginia on June 25 in Roanoke, beating out 27 other contestants. Although it was her first time participating in this pageant, Glakas was Miss Virginia Teen USA 1999 and Miss Virginia USA 2004. As part of her prize package for winning her most recent crown, Glakas will receive a $16,000 scholarship and an apartment.
During her one-year tenure as Miss Virginia, Glakas will travel around the state, volunteering at a number of places in order to further her platform, which focuses on elementary literacy and positive life decisions. She will take part in reading events at schools and public libraries, as well as promote breast cancer awareness.
Glakas hopes to eventually earn a medical degree and become a pediatrician. She will compete in the Miss America pageant in January 2006.
Glakas continues a legacy started by Miss Virginia 2002, Jennifer Pitts, a George Mason alumna who is currently Miss Virginia USA 2005.