Scott won the Miss Oklahoma USA 2005 title in a state pageant held in November 2004 in Edmond, Oklahoma. Her sister titleholder was Crystal Glidden, Miss Oklahoma Teen USA 2005. Both Scott and Glidden were top six finalists in the Miss Oklahoma Teen USA 2006 event.
Scott represented Oklahoma in the Miss USA 2005 pageant broadcast live from Baltimore, Maryland in April 2005. She was one of the youngest delegates, as she was one of only three eighteen-year-olds in the competition. Scott placed in the top ten in the nationally televised pageant, which was won by Chelsea Cooley of North Carolina.
Scott participated in the pageant while a high school senior at Putnam City North High School. She is one of very few high school students to participate in this event. She has also worked as a model for prom and pageant catalogues, most notably Jovani. In her work for Jovani, she has modelled alongside Melissa Lingafelt, Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2006, Kristen Johnson, Miss Kentucky USA 2005, Tiffany Withrow, Miss Kentucky Teen USA 2006 and Lindsey Hill, Miss Oklahoma USA 2004.
Laci also competed as one of six young ladies in the Miss USA Fear Factor. She completed the first event but came up last in the second event, leaving the game.
- "New Miss Oklahoma USA, Miss Oklahoma Teen USA Crowned". The Daily Ardmoreite. 2004-11-28. Retrieved 2007-02-18.[dead link]
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