Freshman Fresina crowned Miss LCU 2024

Ailynn Fresina, a freshman theatre major from Zachary, took home the title of 2024 Miss LCU along with a full one-year scholarship in Thursday night’s competition.

Louisiana Christian University President Dr. Rick Brewer, along with Miss LCU 2023 Jocelyn Holt, crowned Fresina and presented her with flowers.

“The Miss LCU pageant allows our contestants to grow in their confidence as young women and demonstrate how they plan to give back to our community through their Community Service Initiatives,” said Vice President of Student Life Meredith Rennier. “Each year, I am honored to get to know these wonderful young ladies and am astounded by the grace, poise and faithfulness that they display as they represent both our university and Christ.”

Five candidates vied for the title of Miss LCU 2024. The other four candidates were:

  • Victoria Watson, a senior convergence media major concentrating in journalism, from New Iberia
  • Kristin McKee, a freshman elementary education major from Benton
  • Samantha McCollough, a junior psychology major from Oakdale
  • McKenzie Young, a sophomore missions and ministry major from Benton

Fresina will represent Louisiana Christian University in the Miss Louisiana Pageant in Monroe in June 2024. Miss LCU represents LCU throughout her reign at all functions and is the face of LCU.

She is a member of BCM, ballet, lyric theater and musical theater. Her career plans are to direct musicals at a Louisiana high school.

I am so incredibly honored to have received this title and represent LCU at the upcoming Miss Louisiana pageant in June,” Fresina said. “Receiving this title has already proven to be a wonderful experience, and I can’t wait to get even more involved in the community of Pineville and the student body here at LCU.”

Other awards given included:

  • People’s Choice Award Samantha McCollough
  • Miss Congeniality Victoria Watson
  • Talent Award Samantha McCollough
  • 4th Runner-Up, $500 scholarship Kristin McKee
  • 3rd Runner-Up, $700 scholarship Victoria Watson
  • 2nd Runner-Up, $750 scholarship Samantha McCollough
  • 1st Runner-Up, $1000 scholarship McKenzie Young



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