Casana Fink of Ocala was crowned the 2023 Miss Florida Citrus Feb. 25 in Winter Haven. She will help promote the Florida citrus industry over the next year. Fink was chosen during the Miss Florida Citrus and Miss Winter Haven Program held at Polk State College.
Fink, 24, is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she was a member of The National Society of Leadership and Success. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications and attended Condé Nast College in London, where she received her fashion certification.
She has competed in dance throughout Florida and appeared on Dance Moms. For her talent, she performed a lyrical dance to the song “Amen” by Andra Day.
Fink is an online fashion business entrepreneur with the goal of running a business while also being a fashion buyer for a high-end department store. In addition, she is a children’s book author.
Fink’s social impact initiative and non-profit, Give to Live – Donate Life, educates, promotes and advocates on behalf of organ/tissue donations.
Megan Price of LaBelle, who grew up in a family of citrus growers and vegetable farmers, was crowned Miss Winter Haven. She is a 2019 graduate of Florida Southern College in Lakeland, where she received a bachelor’s degree in multimedia communications with a concentration in sports media.
Currently the strategic partnerships manager for Scotlynn USA, a logistics and transportation company, Price received the company’s Community Outreach Employee of the Year award in 2022.
For her talent, Price performed an upbeat jazz dance to the song “Buenos Aires.” Her social impact initiative, Truth Be Told, is a non-profit organization she created to help teach young girls and boys that their circumstances do not define them, and she encourages them to persevere through adversity to follow their dreams.
Fink and Price will both compete in the Miss Florida Pageant June 21–25 in Lakeland. Miss Florida will then compete in the Miss America pageant.
Tia Unsell of Crawfordville, Imari Harris of Deltona and Seren Ozuglu of Orlando were first, second and third runners-up, respectively. The contestants were judged on their personal interview, social impact initiative and response to an on-stage question.
Learn about last year’s Miss Florida Citrus and Miss Winter Haven winners here.
An appearance by Miss Florida Citrus may be scheduled by contacting Brenda Eubanks Burnette at 561-351-4314.
Source: Miss Florida Citrus and Miss Winter Haven Program
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