Tapper crowned Miss Iowa Sweetheart

Lexie Tapper, 9, has been crowned Miss Iowa Sweetheart.

As the Iowa Sweetheart, she will be attending the National Pageant for her age group in Florida and Walt Disney World during the week of Thanksgiving 2013. She will compete for the National Pageant title of Miss American Sweetheart and thousands of dollars in cash awards, prizes and scholarships at the 30th annual national scholarship competition organized by American Coed Pageants Inc.

In addition to winning the Miss Iowa Sweetheart, Tapper also won in the Photogenic Division, Most Promising Model, and Community Service. She wrote and presented a speech on Bullying. She also won several mini optional competitions; Best Smile, Best Eyes, Best Dress, and Best Hair.

She is a 4th grader at Gilbert Elementary. She is the daughter of Kelly Tapper and Karen Tapper. She is the granddaughter of Roger Tapper and Linda Tapper of Webster City.