Justine Ker was crowned Miss Louisiana 2016 on June 25. She will represent Louisiana state at Miss America pageant later this year.
Ker achieved a Bachelor of Arts in neuroscience at Vanderbilt University. She has also been studying piano for 17 years and violin for 12 years. “The links between music and neuroscience are fascinating,” Ker said. Playing music is beneficial for the brain, Ker said, such as improved listening, time management, and thinking skills.
Ker is a first-generation Taiwanese American and the first Asian American Miss Louisiana.