Bonnie Bing

June 27, 2011 12:00 AM

Maturity may have helped 24-year-old Miss Kansas

Carissa Kelley, 24, took a last-chance opportunity and ended up Miss Kansas 2011. "This was my one and only shot and I'm glad I took it," she said. This was her last year before aging out of the Miss Kansas pageant age eligibility. Her title of Miss Wooded Hills took her to the Miss Kansas Pageant in Pratt.

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