TREASURE VALLEY — Miss Nampa Kylie Kofoed had an exciting birthday weekend as she received the crown of Miss Idaho 2010.

“What a birthday present,” Kofoed, 19, told the Idaho Press-Tribune after the pageant in Boise.

“My thoughts were just on gratitude toward the judges, toward my family and toward my pageant directors that had helped me prepare.”

Her victory follows the crowning of Nampan Kara Jackson as Miss Idaho 2009.

Kofoed, a graduate of Eagle High School, recently finished her freshman year at Brigham Young University. She said she will take a year off in preparation for the Miss America pageant, which is in January, and to promote her platform of building strong families.

“Well, really my goals are just to be able to promote my platform in any and every way possible,” she said. “I am looking forward to Miss America, but really my year is going to be about serving and representing the people of Idaho the best that I can.”

A panel of five judges chose Kofoed from a field of 22 contestants from around the Gem State, judging in the areas of personal interview, talent, evening wear and swimsuit.

Kofoed sang “Time to say goodbye” in the talent competition.

“The caliber of the contestants was outstanding,” Miss Idaho board member Cathy Floyd told the Idaho Press-Tribune.

Among a slew of other prizes, Kofoed received a $4,000 scholarship from the Miss Idaho fund that can be used anywhere.

Runners up

Runners up in the Miss Idaho 2010 pageant were:

  • Fourth runner up: Megan Rowe, Miss Tri-Counties
  • Third runner up: Rebecca Boyle, Miss Falls Valley
  • Second runner up: Amanda Richey, Miss Boise
  • First runner up: Genevieve Nutting, Miss Meridian

Miss Idaho Outstanding Teen crowned

Katy Lootens of Marsing was crowned Miss Idaho Outstanding Teen Saturday, and will represent the state at the Miss America Outstanding Teen Pageant.

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