Filipina wins Miss Arizona 2017

Gerald Bohulano, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau

Posted at Jun 26 2017 11:45 AM | Updated as of Jun 26 2017 12:53 PM

Maddie Rose Holler. Gerald Bohulano, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau

Maddie Rose Holler was crowned Miss Arizona last night at the Mesa Arts Center. The 19-year-old beauty queen is a Broadcast Journalism major at Arizona State University.

Holler's advocacy is to support the nation's military and their families. The Pinay beauty queen also won the swimsuit preliminary award leading up to the coronation night.

Holler was named Miss Arizona’s Outstanding Teen in 2013 making her the third Miss Arizona to ever win both a teen and miss title.

She will represent Arizona at the Miss America pageant on September 9, 2017 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

She could become the first Filipina-American to win Miss America since Miss Hawaii, Angela Perez Baraquio, in 2001.