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Cranberry woman wins Miss Pennsylvania USA pageant

| Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, 8:51 p.m.
Sidney Davis | Tribune-Review
A contestant in the Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA pageant checks her appearance before entering the ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Findlay on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 for the show.
Sidney Davis | Tribune-Review
Laura DiFrancesco of West Chester is introduced as one of the final 15 in the Miss Pennsylvania USA pageant at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Findlay on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
Sidney Davis | Tribune-Review
Ariane Datil of Philadelphia competes in the Miss Pennsylvania USA pageant at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Findlay on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.

Valerie Gatto of Cranberry won the Miss Pennsylvania USA pageant Sunday night at the Hyatt Regency at Pittsburgh International Airport, officials said.

Gatto, 24, beat 52 candidates to represent the state at the Miss USA 2014 Pageant, to be held at a date to be determined in Las Vegas, said pageant spokesman Randy Sanders.

Sydney Robinson, 16, of Williamsport was crowned Miss Teen Pennsylvania USA out of a field of 58.

In addition to competing for the national crown, the two will spend a year representing the pageant and the state at ceremonial functions.

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