Marietta woman wins Miss Georgia

Miss Heart of Lakes Michaela Lackey is crowned Miss Georgia 2011

COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Miss Heart of Lakes Michaela Grace Lackey, 21, of Marietta, became the 2011 Miss Georgia Saturday in Bill Heard Theatre of RiverCenter for the Performing Arts.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports she is the first former Georgia's Outstanding Teen to become Miss Georgia.

Now, she starts preparing for Miss America in Las Vegas in January. "I now have the motivation and the drive. I'm so much stronger."

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