TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Italian Miss World Valeria Altobelli visited Tyler on Saturday to meet with the Green Acres Baptist Church Choir.
Hundreds of choir members will be travelling to Italy this summer for a concert series with Italy Through Christ.
Along with choir members, East Texas elected officials were also in attendance. Congressman Louie Gohmert, Sen. Bryan Hughes and Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith also attended the event. They welcomed Altobelli to Texas with a flag flown at the country’s capitol and a flag flown over the Texas capitol
The Green Acres Baptist Choir will be heading to Italy in July, singing with Altobelli for some of the tour.
“This group of people that I met from the church are simply amazing. I just want to thank them because they gave me the opportunity to stay there and sing with them," Altobelli said.
She said visiting America has always been a dream of hers and she’s glad she was able to meet the special people of Texas.