Keokuk woman crowned Miss Iowa

Miss Iowa Nicole Kelly.

A Keokuk woman has been crowned Miss Iowa.

Nicole Kelly, 22, won the pageant Saturday after a three-day competition in Davenport. Click here to read her biography.

Kelly is majoring in directing and theater management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

She is the 72nd woman to hold the title of Miss Iowa.

Kelly will represent the Hawkeye State at the Miss America Pageant in September.