Seminole County contestant crowned Miss Florida

LAKELAND, Fla. — Saturday night at the RP Funding Center’s Youkey Theatre in Lakeland, Miss Seminole County, Lindsay Bettis, took home the coveted Miss Florida tiara in her final year of eligibility.


This was the seventh time 26-year-old Lindsay Bettis has competed for the crown.

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She is an outspoken mental health and drug addiction recovery advocate who wowed the judges with her jazz dancing skills to the classic hit, “I Got The Music In Me.”

Now, Bettis will go on to represent the state of Florida in the Miss America Competition, held at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut in December.

Bettis is a University of Central Florida graduate.

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Earlier in the evening, Miss Wekiva Springs’ Outstanding Teen, Aashna Shah, took home the title of Florida’s Outstanding Teen.

The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen competition will be held this August in Texas.

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Sydny Pepper, Action News Jax

Sydny Pepper is a digital reporter and content creator for Action News Jax.