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4:20 pm
Sun July 21, 2013

New Miss Arkansas To Promote Anti-Bullying Message

 Newly crowned Miss Arkansas Amy Crain says she'll promote an anti-bullying message that is based on her personal experience.

Crain - who was Miss Diamond Lakes - was crowned the 2014 Miss Arkansas Saturday night in Hot Springs.

She told The Associated Press Sunday that she was bullied as a teenager growing up in El Dorado - to the point of receiving death threats - before moving to Hot Springs for her senior year in high school.

Crain was chosen over 44 other competitors for the state crown and will represent Arkansas in the Miss America pageant in September in Atlantic City, NJ.

Crain will attempt to become the third Miss Arkansas to be crowned Miss America - following Donna Axum in 1964 and Elizabeth Ward in 1982.