Katelyn Spitza, 18, of Iron River was named Miss Michigan International 2013 in January. Spitza was Miss Teen Michigan International for 2012.
IRON RIVER— An Iron River woman has been named Miss Michigan International 2013.
Katelyn Spitza, 18, was awarded the crown early this year after competition in Chicago.
The title is Spitza’s second. She was named Miss Teen Michigan International in 2012.
“No one can quite explain what my year as Miss Teen Michigan International would be like,” she said.
“I certainly did not have a clue. What I did know was that I wanted to make an impact. I hope I have made you all proud.”
During her reign in 2012, Spitza traveled to Florida, Colorado and Texas. So far this year, she has visited Dallas and San Antonio to fulfill her duties as Miss Michigan International.
She thanks Tall Pines Grocery, Saigh Insurance, Connor Sport Flooring, State Farm Insurance, Sentinel Technologies, Girl Scouts of America, Rusty Saw Blade, State Farm Insurance and the Iron County Chamber of Commerce.
Spitza is the daughter of Theresa Berry and Terry Spitza and was home-schooled. She is taking online college courses and pursuing a career in occupational therapy.
Her next appearance is as part of the opening ceremony at the IronLine sled dog races Feb. 8-9 in Iron River.