Staci Klinginsmith will represent Kansas at the Miss USA 2013 pageant.
Klinginsmith was crowned Miss Kansas USA 2013 on Sunday in the Historic Scottish Rite Temple in Wichita.
She entered the pageant as Miss Lenexa USA.
She is a pageant veteran, having participated in competitions at several age levels in the Miss USA, Miss America and North American Miss pageant systems.
She studied finance at the University of Kansas and has worked as an analyst for Cerner Corporation and a territory development representative for Home Depot, according to her LinkedIn profile.
If Klinginsmith wins the national crown, she will represent the United States at the Miss Universe 2013 pageant.
Both the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants are co-owned by Donald Trump and NBC Universal. The final evenings of both competitions will be broadcast live on the NBC television network.
“We would like to thank Lindenwood University for their support of the pageant and acknowledge their dedication to the young women of Kansas,” state pageant officials said. “Through their generous scholarships, any delegate just participating in the pageant has the opportunity to pursue and obtain a college education; therefore, strengthening the role of female leaders in our state and country.”