They just keep churning ’em out from Oklahoma…
Oklahoma is tied with Texas for the nation’s longest streak when it comes to having a semi-finalist at Miss America… They’re both at 7 in a row – Meaning, every young woman who has won her state title since 2009 has gone on to make the cut at Miss America!
Fun fact moment: The current Miss Oklahoma, Georgia Frazier, was named Miss Oklahoma’s Outstanding Teen the year the “Miss OK” streak began (2009!)!
(Sorry Georgia! TOO CUTE NOT TO SHARE!)
This year, Georgia (the person) was certainly worthy of her Top 10 finish at Miss America… After meeting Georgia face to face at Miss Colorado, then having her assist yours truly with a slight “wardrobe malfunction” I was having in Orlando during Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, we were thrilled to see her do so well come finals night!
In case you don’t know, Georgia was diagnosed with cervical cancer during her sophomore year of college. In fact, had she not received an unrelated gall bladder scan, it’s likely that she would not have lived to see her 21st birthday.
Numerous surgical procedures later, Georgia decided to change colleges and worked her way through the darkest time of her life. From a blogpost back in 2013, Georgia says, “My mission is to educate young women on cervical cancer, and create awareness about this cancer. It is time for me to tell my story and educate other women, particularly my peers.”
Now, 3 years later, Georgia has reached thousands of people, talking about her platform AND encouraging students across the state. In fact, every time we turned around, Georgia was on social media again and again, taking another selfie with a huge group of students behind her! LOL! What a crazy year it’s been!
And perhaps Georgia’s year as Miss Oklahoma was all “written in the stars” the day Georgia had her photo taken with Shawntel Smith, Miss America 1996… (Again – I JUST COULDN’T HELP BUT SHARE!)… Moments like this one are the reasons why Junkies continue to exist!
As Georgia wraps up her year as Miss OK, we can’t wait to see what the future holds… So many ladies have used Miss Oklahoma as a stepping stone for incredible things – and we know Georgia’s future is in good hands as well 🙂 Who knows? Perhaps you’ll find her posting really old photos of me online one day – just to get even! LOL! ALL THE BEST GEORGIA!!!
And now, who do Junkies think has the best chance at being named Miss Oklahoma 2016??? It’s never easy to win a state like OK – but when you do, you’re in good hands come Miss America!
Check out our picks for the top 5 at this link here...
GOOD LUCK LADIES! JUNKIES LOVE OKLAHOMA!!!