29 Jul 2011

100-year-old wins US beauty contest

9:16 am on 29 July 2011

A 100-year-old war veteran has won an Alabama state-wide beauty contest.

Felma Schrimshire has been crowned Miss Alabama Nursing Home this week, beating nine other finalists.

The contest was judged on grace and pose and the judges say it was Mrs Schrimshire's warmth that saw her win.

Mrs Schrimshire, who was in the military in WWII, told Radio New Zealand's Morning Report that in the final of the competition she gave a salute, and the audience "went wild".

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/2494577/100-year-old-beauty-queen-says-her-salute-won-her-the-prize.asx Listen to full interview on Morning Report