Marilyn Porter of Salt Lake City was crowned the 1990 Mrs. Utah International Saturday night at the Harris Fine Arts Center at Brigham Young University.
A total of 12 women from around the state participated in the event, which features sportswear, evening gown and personal interview competitions.In her interview, Porter said she had been most influenced by her grandmother, who "is a perfect example of complete unselfishness." Porter said her hobbies include fast walking, gardening and "chatting."
Porter, 34, is married to J.D. Porter. They are the parents of three children.
The goal of the competition, now in its third year, is to showcase the achievements and accomplishments of married women whose lives reflect traditional American family values. Winners from each state will compete in the Mrs. U.S. International competition this October in Irving, Texas.
Runners-up in the competition were: Kimberly Miller, Lindon (first); Sherrie S. Jones, Provo (second); Nancy Nicholas, Sandy (third); and Mary Leisa Moore, Mapleton (fourth).
Other awards went to: Sherris S. Jones, Provo, Mrs. Congeniality; Ronda Woodward, Park City, Mrs. Photogenic; Kimberly Miller, Lindon, Fitness; and Colleen Culbertson, Cedar City, Community Service.