There is a new Miss Ohio America that will represent Ohio in the Miss America Pageant in September, her name is Heather Wells! Heather didn’t just win, she won a lot! She started by winning Thursday and Friday’s preliminary’s making her one of the top contestants for Saturdays finals. On Saturday, the contestants performed a bikini, talent, evening gown and question and answer portion. With many talented and beautiful contestants, it was very unpredictable of who the Next Miss Ohio was going to be. Before the final decision was made, many awards were given out to contestants for talent portions and more. Heather won three of the awards that were given out. Then  when the final moment came, Heather’s name was called. Heather gasped for joy as she was crowed by Miss Ohio America 2012, Elissa McCracken. She also received a $10,000 scholarship by Newman Technology.

Sunday, Heather drew a crowed to the Richland Mall in Mansfield as she was introduced as the new Miss Ohio America. There she signed autographs and posed for pictures just twelve hours after she was crowed. Now that she is Miss Ohio America, she will now get ready for Miss America in September. The Miss America Pageant will be in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 15th. At the age of 23, Heather is attending Kent State University and pursuing a Masters degree in nutrition. She intends on becoming a dietitian and working as a broadcast health correspondent.