Mrs. New Mexico Noel Hunt of Clovis placed 14th in last week’s Mrs. United States Pageant in Las Vegas, Nev.
Mrs. South Carolina Tammy Johns-Brown took the crown as Mrs. United States 2009.
Hunt said she was two votes away from winning Mrs. Congeniality, but chalked up the experience as a good one.
“God has a plan for everything,” she said.
Hunt said she intends to help others with her Mrs. New Mexico title and will be available for events and fundraisers.