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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- WUSA9's Kristen Berset hosted the Mrs. DC America Pageant on Saturday in the District.

Meredith Egwuatu was crowned Mrs. DC America 2014 on Saturday at the Jack Morton Theatre.

Meredith, 27, is the Director of Business Development at a local IT consulting firm. She's married and has one daughter.

As Mrs. DC America, Meredith will compete at the Mrs. America pageant later this year. Her platform is "Empowerment through the education of Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering."

The 1st Runner Up was Laura Clark, 2nd Runner Up was Dr. Allena Kennerly and Mrs. Congeniality was Samentha Moore.

The mission of the Mrs. DC America Pageant is to publicly recognize beautiful married women living and/or working within a 25-mile radius of Washington who have obtained personal, professional and community achievements.

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