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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – A new Miss Missouri USA has been crowned.

Lindenwood University senior Erica Sturdefant, of Springfield, Mo., was crowned the 2014 Miss Missouri USA last month on campus.

Sturdefant competed against more than 40 young women from across the state of Missouri in swimsuit, evening gown and interview. Sturdefant is involved in Court Appointed Special Advocate, Elderly Helpers, Girls on the Run and Warriors for Ross.

Miss Missouri USA 2014 will compete for the title of Miss USA, which will be televised on NBC.