MANSFIELD – The quest to become the next Miss Ohio has officially begun, with the first night of competition on Thursday evening revealing one of the candidates to beat.
Miss Montgomery County Caroline Grace Williams, a native of Cincinnati, took the first round of preliminaries thanks in large part to her performance of the Italian aria, "O Mio Babbino Caro." She also earned a $500 scholarship.
"I'm very shocked," said Williams shortly after being crowned. "Every single person is so talented, everyone was so amazing and brought their A-game. I'm so excited to be here."