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Ashley Caldwell, Miss Ohio USA, is a dental hygiene
student at Shawnee State University. Here she is
cleaning teeth for Sue Welty, of Portsmouth, in the SSU
SSU Dental Hygiene Student Crowned Miss
Ohio USA 2011
After only one year of running in beauty competitions,
Ashley Caldwell, of Gallipolis, has become the new Miss Ohio
USA 2011. The pageant was held at Shawnee State University’s
Vern Riffe Center for the Arts.
She is a
dental hygiene student at Shawnee State University and will
graduate next spring. Caldwell was Miss Ohio River last year
and Miss Northwest this year.
As part of
her winnings, Caldwell received scholarships to O’More
College of Design and Lindenwood University and partial
tuition to New York Film Academy. She is also the ambassador
for Pink Ribbon Girls and she will be featured on the cover
of C Magazine in the December issue.
has never had modeling lessons, one of her pageant friends,
Lehanna Craft, helped her with walking.
unbelievable,” Caldwell said. “She helped me out and I
helped her out. She is a very good-hearted person.”
As Miss Ohio,
Caldwell will be involved in breast and ovarian cancer
awareness and she wants to get involved with the American
is a Type 1 diabetic,” Caldwell said. “That’s something I
feel very strongly about and I want to get involved with
the spring of 2011, Caldwell will be representing Ohio in
the Miss USA pageant.