Miss Capital City 2011, Andrea Sonnier, is currently pursuing her doctorate at Galludet University. She worked as an English teacher at The Louisiana School for the Deaf. She is a graduate of Lamar University where she obtained a Masters Degree in Deaf Education and Louisiana State University. Andrea was a Preliminary Swimsuit Award winner and Top 5 Finalist (2nd runner-up) to Miss Louisiana 2011. She received over $6,000 in cash and in-kind scholarships.