COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Columbus State University celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Miss CSU pageant and six contestants were hoping to take home the crown.
It's been a tradition at CSU for many years and they continued that tradition by giving one of their students a chance to take the crown.
The pageant was not just a beauty pageant, it focused on scholarship and service at the university.
To be eligible, a woman must be enrolled at CSU and have completed at least one full semester of courses at the university while maintaining a 2.5 GPA or higher.
On Saturday night, the crown went to Miss Danesha Evans.
"It's something I've worked extremely hard for. I was first runner-up last year and to really take home the crown this year is awesome and it still feels surreal and I can't believe it," said Evans.
Along with the title of Miss CSU, she will also receive a $1500 scholarship and will represent Columbus State in the Miss Georgia Pageant this summer.