Shreveport's own Lauren Vizza wins title of Miss Louisiana USA 2018.

She takes over the crown from Miss Louisiana USA 2017 Bethany Trayhan of Lake Charles.  Vizza was competing this year as Miss Shreveport.

Vizza is a morning show anchor at NBC 6. She joined the KTAL news team in February 2015.  Winning pageants is not new for Vizza. She won Miss Louisiana 5 years ago. That win earned her a spot in the Miss America Pageant. This latest win earns her a spot in the Miss USA Pageant.

Here's her win back in 2012:

Louisiana is one of the most successful states at Miss USA and is one of only seven states to have three or more Miss USA winners (in 1958, 1961, and 1996).