Miss Kansas City Ashley Berry outlasted 15 contestants Saturday night to become the new Miss Missouri.

The 20-year-old Berry is from Clinton, Missouri and will represent the Show-Me State in the upcoming Miss America Pageant.

Her community service initiative is media smart.

Berry has attended the University of Alabama and is the daughter of Mark and Amy Berry.

She was awarded over $14,000 from the Miss Missouri Scholarship Organization during the competition in central Missouri’s Mexico.

By Matt Pilger of Missourinet affiliate KXEO in Mexico