Even though she always wanted to go to college, as the daughter of a single mom, Meg McGuffin knew she was going to have to find a way to pay for it, herself.
And boy howdy – did she ever find a way! Through her involvement in the Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen program, Meg earned over $80,000 in scholarships and was able to graduate from her beloved Auburn University.
Here’s what’s crazy… We see the successes, but Meg’s pageant journey is actually full of ups and downs! She won her first ALOT local title on her first try, and she won Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen at the age of 14 and on her first attempt – But then, it took her THREE YEARS before she was able to win her first LOCAL title – just to take her to Miss Alabama stage!
Her whole pageant story is so unexpected for someone who finished as the 4th Runner up at Miss America – But it’s a great reminder for us that life doesn’t always go according to plan…
In her recent podcast with us, Meg says the key for her, was that she decided to “…stop trying to be Miss Alabama” during her final year of competing. And THAT decision was the major turning point for her (catch her amazing interview right here).
We could go on and on about Meg and her accomplishments as Miss Alabama and the incredible impact she’s made on her state this year – But the bottom line Junkies hope you remember, is…
Do what Meg did. Make sure you show the judges exactly who you are… Not who you think they want to see. You might be surprised how well you do, once you let go of what you think you’re supposed to do – and instead, just “be you.”
CONGRATS MEG on a WONDERFUL year as Miss Alabama – and for being named the 2nd Runner up for the Quality of Life Award, as well as the 4th Runner to Miss America! Not too bad for a girl who fell on her patootie, huh? Seriously Junkies – listen to her podcast…
And now – who do we think has the best chance at being named Miss Alabama 2016???
Honestly – this one is REALLY difficult to predict… Last year’s competition was insane – And this year’s pageant may top it! I have NO CLUE how the judges are going to select one woman out of this group of contestants – but that doesn’t mean we don’t still have a job to do… Therefore, we’ve done our best…
Who are they???
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GOOD LUCK LADIES!!! Junkies LOVE Alabama!!!