A University of Arizona senior was crowned Miss Southeast Arizona on Saturday night.
Natalie Sanchez, 23, qualified to compete in Miss Arizona Scholarship Pageant in June. The Tucson native won the title after finishing second a week earlier in Miss Pima County.
"I was enthralled," said Sanchez, who is majoring in journalism and minoring in fashion. "I kept placing first runner-up, and almost gave up.
"But being the determined and goal-oriented person I am, I decided I should compete because I wouldn't want to be left with the question 'what if?' "
Piper Stoeckel, a UA student, won Miss Arizona in 2012.
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