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Julia Bachison was crowned Miss Utah from among 58 contestants.

Julia Marie Bachison, 22, is the new Miss Utah 2005.

Bachison, Miss Utah State Fair, was crowned Saturday night at Abravanel Hall after a week of competition. She attends Weber State University.

She beat 58 contestants who met with judges, modeled evening and swimsuit wear and performed a talent number. They also were judged on their service platform.

Her attendants are Lacey Griffin, Miss Cedar Breaks; Lizzy Marchbanks, Miss Pleasant Grove; Marci McKay, Miss Sanpete County; and Desirae Ball, Miss Southern Utah University.

Rounding out the top 10 finalists are Justi Excell, Miss South Jordan; Ashley Conley, Miss Roy; Tiffani Christie, Miss Utah Valley State College; Emily Hyde, Miss Rocky Mountain, and Shandra Blake, Miss Washington County.

Non-finalist awards went to Hollie Jones, Miss Utah County; Kalei Poulson, Miss Richfield; Betsy Passmore, Miss Utah Valley; and Sara Jane McKinney, Miss American Fork.

Hawkins said Bachison will compete in the Miss America 2005 Scholarship Pageant in Atlantic City, which may be in November rather than September.