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Miss Colorado contestant on a mission to cure cancer

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DENVER (KDVR) — Every time Elizabeth Melachrinoudis steps on stage for a competition, a careful observer can see her glance up toward the heavens. 

It’s a way to pay homage to her parents, Kosta and Shirley, who can’t be here to cheer her on as she competes to be Miss Colorado.

“I lost both of my parents to cancer when I was a teenager,” she said. “I like to think that my parents would be so proud of me.”

The 24-year-old was recently crowned Miss Denver and will vie for the Miss Colorado crown next weekend in Parker. But it’s the work done off the stage that Melachrinoudis is the most proud of.

‘I want to cure cancer’

As part of her community service initiative, she’s…

Evan Kruegel

2023-05-17 22:55:25

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