Savannah Lane is multi-faceted to the core.
I could tell you to go listen to her podcast right here – but I’ll do my best to summarize…
Savannah grew up as one of two sets of twin girls – and then the family gained a decade-younger brother. Savannah’s sister Brianna suffers from Autism, and another sister had a massive heart-attack and was without a pulse for 20 minutes – which launched the nationwide hashtag #WeAreHaileyStrong.
Through Brianna’s struggles with Autism, Savannah created “The Power of Performance” – and helps people cope with learning disabilities through music and the arts. “The Power of Performance” eventually became Savannah’s pageant platform issue – thanks to the fact that she had created it years before she ever started competing.
Savannah’s sister Hailey was able to make a recovery and eventually come home… Which was “a miracle” according to Hailey and her family (seriously – the whole story in her podcast is pretty incredible – and I don’t want to spoil it – just listen here).
An aspiring FBI agent and eventual Congressman (Congresswoman? Congressperson?), Savannah is headed back to the University of Virginia to finish her degree in Foreign Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies, after her year as Miss VA is complete. At only 19 years old, Savannah might’ve been one of the younger contestants this year at Miss America – but that didn’t stop her from making the top 15 and having her interview showcased on the Miss America DVD. Is it any wonder why we believe Savannah’s name will be on the political horizon in the years to come? I think not!
Congrats Savannah on an amazing year – and for making a difference in the lives of others – with or without a crown. You are an inspiration to many people in pageantry – And we can’t wait to watch you shine in “real life”! 🙂
And now, who do Junkies think has the best chance at being named Miss Virginia 2016? GREAT QUESTION! This pageant is going to be a knock-down, drag-out to the finish… If you only knew how many times we changed our Top 5 list! It’s crazy! However – With 2 former Miss Virginia winners on the panel, there’s no question VA will walk away with a strong contender once again!
GOOD LUCK LADIES!!! Junkies LOVE Virginia!!!