‘Going to have a good time’: Former Miss Florida retires from SWFD 911 dispatch

Published: Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 02:41 PM.

But even so, it is clear Brown had the winning combination of talent, interview skills, and beauty to win.

“It’s more than just walking around being pretty. You have to have a little brain in there,” she said with a laugh.

Her song-and-dance routine of Damn Yankees’ “Whatever Lola Wants” likely won over the judges, who she pleased again with her answers to the interview questions.

Her responses to the judges’: “What one book would you bring with you if you were stranded alone on a desert island?” and “What’s your favorite state in the U.S.A.?” were, respectively, “A cookbook to teach me how to use the flora on the island” and “Florida.”

“What do you think I said to that one?” she said, laughing. “Some girls said California.”

The year following the win, Brown acted as a delegate for the state of Florida, traveling around the country and continent to “sell” the state.

She traveled more than 80,000 miles that year, and stopped off in Washington, D.C., Boston, New York, Chicago and Canada.

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