Cecili Weber ’17 Is Crowned Miss Virginia

Cecili Weber

A Hollins University graduate is on her way to compete in the Miss America Pageant this September as the new Miss Virginia.

Cecili Weber ’17 captured the title June 24 at Roanoke’s Berglund Performing Arts Center. She graduated this spring from Hollins with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies and plans to pursue a career in public relations with a top fashion or beauty brand. The native of Ironton, Ohio, who competed as Miss Arlington, will receive a $20,000 scholarship.

Weber’s platform was “Born Leaders.” She won the swimsuit and evening wear category on June 22 and also performed a contemporary dance piece to Donna Summer’s “Last Dance” in the talent competition.

Roanoke’s WDBJ-TV (News 7) talked to Weber on the morning of her first full day at Miss Virginia 2017. Watch the interview here.