Evans, 20, of Little Rock, Ark., now gets to sign with Ford Models, a $100,000 CoverGirl contract, and a spread in Elle.
"What can I say? My life has completely changed. It's amazing," she told The Early Show weatherman and features reporter Dave Price on the plaza Friday.
She overcame some daunting obstacles to make her way to the title, including dehydration and cosmetic dental surgery.
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