Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Miss Sandoval County Plans Career in Psychology.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Penne Usher Journal Staff Writer

Miss Sandoval County 2003 has aspirations beyond her crown.

Brittany Lakin, 24, was crowned in March and earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of New Mexico in May.

She said she competed in the pageant "for fun."

"I placed first runner-up in the Miss Albuquerque pageant and it spurred me on to try for Miss Sandoval County," Lakin said.

She said the Miss Sandoval County pageant is an open pageant. "You don't need to live in the region to compete," she said.

In June, she will compete in Alamagordo for the Miss New Mexico title with 23 contestants from the state. …

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