LOUISIANA (KLFY)– Friday night was News 10’s Sylvia Masters’ time to shine, as she competed in the 72nd Annual Miss USA pageant, representing Louisiana.

The 28-year-old Houma native confidently graced the stage along with 50 other women to compete for the title.

Sylvia first competed in preliminaries Thursday, showcasing a Louisiana-inspired costume, before taking the big stage Friday in Reno, Nevada.

It’s been a long-time dream for the Passe Partout anchor, who competed in Miss Louisiana five years in a row before winning the title.

She finally made her dream a reality Friday night, competing in Miss USA.

If you’re wondering who won the pageant, the newly crowned Miss USA is Miss Utah, Noelia Voigt.