The 132nd annual Veiled Prophet Ball occurred on Thursday, Dec. 22, at Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch, revealing the new Queen of Love and Beauty as 63 young women were presented in a ceremony to formally mark their debut into society.

An audience of more than 2,000 family and friends celebrated the crowning of Miss Eliza Dooley Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James L. Johnson III, by the Veiled Prophet. Miss Johnson, a graduate with honors from John Burroughs School and National Merit Scholar, currently studies at Vanderbilt University and majors in Medicine, Health and Society, with a concentration in health and behavioral sciences, as well as minoring in neuroscience and psychology.

Six special maids also received recognition: Miss Jody Calhoun Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen and Jody Jones; Miss Carolyn St. John Danforth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Danforth III; Miss Cameron Isabelle Niemann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Richard Niemann; Miss Mary Eva Patterson Carnal, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jean-Jacques L. Carnal; Miss Lindsey Elise Baur, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew S. Baur; and Miss Maria Hawes Brennan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Brennan Jr.

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