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Sylvia Masters was Miss Louisiana USA 2023


2nd runner-up 2022, 3rd runner-up 2021, Top 10 2020, Top 16 2019, Top 15 2018

A native of Houma, Sylvia Masters was crowned Miss Louisiana USA on 4 February 2023 and will go on to represent Louisiana at the Miss USA pageant later this year. Sylvia is a morning anchor and reporter for KLFY News 10 in Lafayette covering news and events that affect Acadiana and Southwest Louisiana.

2023 bio:

Sylvia Masters is a native of Houma, Louisiana. She is a graduate of Nicholls State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Journalism.

While studying at Nicholls, she worked at HTV10 in Houma, hosting shows and reporting for local events around the community, including “Saints On The Bayou.” One of her shows was “The Woman Factor with Sylvia Masters,” which focused on discussing topics and issues that directly influence women of all ages.

Sylvia also interned for WAFB (CBS) in Baton Rouge and WGNO (ABC) in New Orleans.

Currently, she is the morning anchor and reporter for KLFY News 10 in Lafayette covering news and events that affect Acadiana and Southwest Louisiana.
She credits her love for journalism by believing everyone has a story to share.

​Sylvia is also an accomplished musician. She sings and plays the piano for weddings, funerals, and social events. She especially enjoys singing the National Anthem at sporting events and has competed in pageants for the last 13 years.

Miss USA pageant photos

Competing in the Miss USA pageant is once-in-a-lifetime event few get to experience. Here are Sylvia’s official Miss USA photos.

State pageant photos

The on-stage moments, the tension of the final two and the glory of the crowning, here are Sylvia’s state pageant photos.

Professional photos

Lights, camera, action!  Professional photoshoots are one of the perks that comes from winning a title.

Candid & Appearance photos

From events straight after her crowning to her final appearances before she passes on her crown, here’s a look at all the appearances Sylvia has made during her reign, as well as other candid photos during her year.

Previous pageant photos

Sylvia won the title on her sixth attempt. She was a semi-finalist three times, then third runner-up in 2021 and second runner-up in 2022.

Farewell photos

All beautiful things must come to an end, no matter how bittersweet. See Sylvia’s farewell walk and other candids from the weekend she crowned her successor Sydney Taylor as Miss Louisiana USA 2024.

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