I mean, let’s be honest… Tennessee is one of those states that takes pageantry pretty seriously. So, when someone comes along who “breaks the mold” and is successful in pageants – people pay attention!
Hannah Robison, Miss Tennessee 2015, was the first Miss Tennessee in 7 years who isn’t blond – and the first in 14 years who isn’t a vocalist.
And even though many might’ve said the odds were against her, Hannah stayed true to herself and “did her thing” by remaining a brunette and playing the piano. And guess what happened???
Hannah become one of the “most decorated” Miss Tennessee winners in history… Earning the People’s Choice Award, a $5000 STEM scholarship, 1st Runner Up for the Miss America Quality of Life Award, and of course, finishing in the Top 7 at Miss America last September. All in all, Hannah has earned more than $46,000 in scholarships though the Miss America program – all while being a brunette and a piano player.
Yes – Hannah is a wonderful example of how embracing and accepting yourself is the first thing one needs to do when entering a pageant. Others tried to persuade her to take a different route (as you can hear on her podcast at this link), but she refused. And boy did it pay off!
Hannah’s also had an incredible year as Governor Haslam’s Official Spokesperson for Character Education. This year, she traveled over 80,000 miles speaking to 50,000 schoolchildren about the Character Education Trait of Responsibility.
Not to mention all the work she’s done for her platform, Campaign Against Pain: raising thousands of dollars for Arthritis relief.
Yes – Hannah will long be remembered as a Miss Tennessee who achieved great success not by following a formula, but by being herself. A wonderful reminder to us all.
And now – who do Junkies think will win the title of Miss Tennessee 2016?
Dear Lord – If I only knew the answer to that question!
Even if I don’t know for sure, we’ve still made our Top 5 picks… You can see them when you become a Premium Junkie. Learn more at this link here…
GOOD LUCK LADIES!!! Junkies LOVE Tennessee!!!