THE 63RD MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT JAN 25 SUNDAY | 8/7c
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Iowa

Allyson Hovda

Age: 23

Hometown: Cedar Rapids

BIO

Q: Where have you traveled? Is there somewhere you really want to go that you haven't been?
A: I love to travel. I have been to 34 different states as well as Canada, Mexico and the Bahamas. I would really like to go to New Zealand. Hopefully, I will have the opportunity to visit this next year as my best friend's parents will be living there and we plan to go there to see them.

Q: Do you cook and/or bake anything? If so, what are your special dishes?
A: I don't normally do a lot of cooking, but I do enjoy baking and have a special "cake ball" recipe made with cake, frosting, and covered in chocolate. It's very rich and sweet.

Q: If you were handed 10 million dollars, what would you splurge on?
A: I would travel everywhere in the world that I possibly could and take along my family and closest friends. I would visit remote places that most people never get to see. When I was finished traveling, I would buy a house on the beach in Malibu.

Q: If you could meet one celebrity, who would it be and why?
A: Miley Cyrus, because I really admire the level of success she has achieved at such a young age and that she still remains close to her family. She seems to be living a perfect life, and I would like to talk to her to see if she has any regrets or misgivings about her choices and what she thinks helped her be a successful vocalist.

Q: What is unique about you (something no other contestant can say about themselves)?
A: In 2008, the city that I live in was completely flooded under 8 feet of water. Many homes and businesses were lost and have not been replaced. I'll never forget seeing the entire downtown under water.