Contending against no fewer than 70 other festival queens, she was selected as second runner-up and also won the evening gown competition. LeBlanc was chosen as the 75th International Rice Festival Queen in 2011 and reigned until last October, when a new queen was crowned.
Like her predecessors, though, LeBlanc, as the most recent past queen, continued the tradition of representing the International Rice Festival at the LAFF pageant.
LeBlanc is a 20-year-old student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she is a member of Kappa Delta sorority majoring in marketing and communications.
She is the daughter of Dana and Arthur LeBlanc of Lake Arthur.