On February 9, 18 contestants participated in the Miss UCF Scholarship Pageant presented by the Campus Activities Board. Erin O’Flaherty was crowned Miss UCF 2013 and will compete in the Miss Florida Scholarship Pageant in July in hopes of moving on to Miss America.

 O’Flaherty is a senior majoring in accounting with a minor in leadership studies. She is a former Orientation leader, LEAD Scholar and Knight-Thon morale member and is currently an ambassador for the QPR Suicide Prevention program. Her platform is “Suicide Prevention ─ We’re All Responsible.”

 The night before, the new Mr. UCF 2013, Roberto Canalas, competed along nine other Mr. UCF contestants to win the title. Canalas is a junior majoring in interpersonal and organizational communications with a minor in leadership studies. He is a former LEAD Scholar and is currently the morale director for Knight-Thon.