Saturday, May 4, 2013

Miss Georgia: Brittany Sharp
Hometown: Roswell
Height: 5'10''
Age: 22

She will be graduating this year with a degree of Mass Communication & Journalish at the University of Georgia.

Brittany’s enthusiasm for sports has led her to become an aspiring sportscaster.During her time at UGA, Brittany interned with IMG Georgia Bulldog Sports Network, working on-air and interviewing athletes. Also working as an actress and model, Brittany has graced the pages of Teen Vogue, Teen People, Tony Bowls, and various national print ads. She appears in American Reunion, Vampire Diaries, and one of T Pain’s latest music videos.

"I am a strong, independent, and self-assured woman. I pride myself on being wise beyond my years and having a strong sense of self".

Miss Hawaii: Brianna Acosta
Hometown: Waialua
Height: 5'10''
Age: 21

She graduated as the Valedictorian from Waialua High School, where she was named Female Scholar Athlete of the Year and served as Senior Class President, President of the National Honor Society, and Captain and MVP of the girls’ varsity soccer team. She was a Chancellor Scholar and Dean’s List student at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa, from which she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and a minor in Political Science this past May.

"I believe imperfections or quirks are some of the things that make women the most beautiful. Each woman should be celebrated for her own personal beauty and character."

Miss Idaho: Marissa Wickland
Hometown: Boise
Height: 5'6''
Age: 21

She is a bilingual honors graduate of Boise High School and was a senior Co-Chair of the school’s Character Education Program. She's been involved with music and arts programs throughout her education and has always participated in sports. With prior pageantry experience, Marissa was crowned Miss Idaho Teen USA 2009 during her junior year. She also received the Miss Congeniality Teen USA award in 2009.

"For us as women, the mirror is our biggest challenge today. We must come to terms with our reflection before we can hope to succeed. We should look at ourselves each day feeling empowered rather than hindered."

Miss Illinois: Stacie Juris
Hometown: Chicago
Height: 5'7''
Age: 22

Stacie Juris is a junior at Columbia College in Chicago and now lives in the River North neighborhood of Chicago. In 2009, she won the title of Miss Illinois Teen USA, making her the first Teen titleholder to ever go on and become Miss Illinois USA. Stacie is a fashion business major who hopes to one day open her own dress boutique, specializing in prom, pageant, and bridal gowns.

During her reign, Stacie hopes to work closely with charitable organizations that benefit children with life threatening diseases. It's a cause that is very near to her heart because a close friend was diagnosed with the most severe type of lupus, nephritis, at only 16 years old.

"Being involved in pageants has given me a different insight to just how life changing the experience can be. I've learned life-skills that are absolutely relevant, not only to winning a pageant, but to being successful in business, politics, and education."

Miss Indiana: Emily Hart
Hometown: Fort Wayne
Height: 5'9''
Age: 26

Emily Hart graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, with a Bachelors degree in Interior Design. She hopes to open one of the most successful wineries in Indiana. Her favorite hobbies include trying unique foods, shopping for bargains, drawing, painting, and sewing.

Emily proudly serves on a non-profit organization “Our Turn to Serve,” which assists disabled veterans by adapting their homes to their specific disability. She describes herself as approachable, amicable, and ambitious with her best quality being persistence.

"I have been able to appreciate how much I continue to improve intellectually, spiritually, and physically. Pageants have given me goals that keep me motivated to constantly improve myself."

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Source: Miss USA 
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