“Erika Harold no longer wears the Miss America crown, but she’s still taking a stand and promoting abstinence.

“Erika Harold no longer wears the Miss America crown, but she’s still taking a stand and promoting abstinence. Harold, the former Miss Illinois and Miss America 2003, was the keynote speaker at the 22nd annual Respect Life Dinner sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Peoria on Sunday at Peoria Castle Lodge. The 23-year-old University of Illinois graduate offered a “fresh young person’s perspective” on the topic of abstaining from drugs, alcohol and sex before marriage.”