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Elanie Nicole Mason was crowned the 2024 Florida Watermelon Queen on October 12-14, 2023 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida. Queen Elanie is the 23-year-old daughter of Billy and Muffet Mason of Parrish, Florida.  She is currently attending the University of Florida where she a graduate student majoring in Agricultural Education and Communication.

Elanie was the Florida FFA State Secretary, UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Ambassador, President of the Collegiate Farm Bureau, and a Top 10 Senior of University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.  

One of Elanie’s favorite things is to cheer fervently for the Florida Gators! She enjoys supporting Florida football, gymnastics and baseball and can be found in one of the three stadiums/venues weekly from August to June.

As the 2024 Florida Watermelon Queen, Elanie will travel throughout the United States serving as a spokesperson for the Florida watermelon industry. In February 2025, she will represent her home state of Florida and compete for the title of National Watermelon Queen in Austin, Texas.

For information regarding an appearance of the 2024 Florida Watermelon Queen, please send inquiries to Debra Harrison, Florida Watermelon Promotions Coordinator at debra@flfwa.com.

Florida Watermelon Association

PO Box 2945

LaGrange, GA 30241


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