Winning the crown

July 21, 2010 | 11:40 p.m. CDT

UPDATE: Melinda Houttuin resigned Thursday as Boone County Fair Queen. First runner-up Amy Wilsdorf was named queen.

Moments after being coronated Miss Boone County Fair Queen 2010, Melinda Houttuin, 20, smiles for a cheering crowd. Houttuin won her first pageant title at 15, Miss Missouri High School Rodeo Queen, and has won several titles since. In August, she will compete in Miss Missouri State Fair Queen. In the future, she hopes to compete in Miss USA and Miss Universe.

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