Blain asked to judge Miss Louisiana Pageant

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Some are satisfied with 15 minutes of fame, some are not.
 
For Avis Ann Blain 15 minutes was just not enough. 
 
It started a little over 40 years ago. Her family moved from Cuero to Shreveport, La. and she was preparing to enter college. 
Avis Ann’s mother, Avis Marie Cochran, suggested she enter the local beauty pageant to meet some of the area girls. She was familiar with beauty pageants because she was in some in DeWitt County before they moved.
 
Not too surprising, she won the crown. At 17 she was headed for the Miss Louisiana Pageant representing Shreveport.
 
At the pageant in Monroe, she won the swimsuit preliminary. Her talent competition was acrobatics. After the interview and on-stage question, Avis Ann Cochran was chosen Miss Louisiana for 1971. 
 
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