July 9, 2013
The new Miss Virginia, Desiree Williams, was in Charlottesville on Tuesday to have her official portraits taken.
The photos are for the Miss America competition, which takes place in the fall.
The next few weeks will be busy for the newly crowned Miss Virginia, as she prepares for that competition.
"Well Miss America is right around the corner," says Williams. "They moved it back to September 15th in Atlantic City so just preparing to go and represent our Commonwealth in Atlantic City."
Her platform is "fit and fun", in which she encourages Virginians to eat healthy and stay active.