After seeing Miss Florida 2014, Victoria Cowen of Panama City, in her preliminary gown on the Miss America stage I had high hopes for her come finals night. She is stunningly beautiful and has a shape to die for. I have to say, my first response to her evening gown on Sunday night was “hmmmm”. I think that is the tough thing about switching gowns from preliminary competition to finals – you never know if the latter will live up to the former. I do like the gold color of the gown. She looks like a goddess! However, the cut had me puzzled. Was it a one piece with illusion? Was it a 2-piece crop? Usually, if I have to think that much about the gown it can’t be a good thing. I think the cut of this gown makes her appear shorter than she is and the skirt itself doesn’t accentuate her super fit physique (Victoria was a prelim swimsuit winner, after all).