There will be a first on-stage tonight at the Miss USA pageant.
Candace Kanavel, a member of the Tempe, Arizona SWAT team will be the first law enforcement officer in the competition’s history.
There’s a good chance she’ll nail any question-and-answer segment since her official job is as one of the SWAT team’s hostage negotiators.
She was crowned Miss Arizona in May, and says both her day job and her crown empower her to help people, saying “I’m doing the same job, just in a different uniform.”
She says one of her goals is to meet Sandra Bullock, who played an undercover FBI agent posing as a pageant contestant in “Miss Congeniality.”