A winner has been crowned.

Paige Harper, reigning Queen Mermaid of the Flin Flon Trout Festival, was selected as Miss Manitoba 2007 yesterday in Winkler.

Harper says she was overwhelmed when she heard her name called.

She says not only did she walk away with the crown, she made lots of new friends as well.

Outgoing Miss Manitoba Renee Peters says she is proud to pass the crown over to Harper and is confident she will do Manitoba proud.

Mikaela Krahn of Winkler was chosen as runner-up and Tiffany Kowalchuk of Beausejour won the Friendship award and second runner-up.