One of the highlights of the Miss America 2015 broadcast, was seeing Courtney Garrett, Miss Virginia 2014, answer her on-stage question… Here’s a re-cap, in case you don’t remember!
Brig. Gen. Macdonald: “The savageness of the ISIS threat to our security was demonstrated by the gruesome videos of two journalists and an aid worker being beheaded. What should our country’s response be?”
Courtney Garrett: “This is an absolute outrage and something definitely needs to be done but I don’t think America needs to be the only one to do it. I really think it’s important for the world, for the UN to come together and decide what is the best thing we can do to really come together as a bigger and more impactful source to end this horrid, horrid, thing that is happening.”
Courtney was heralded by numerous organizations for giving a succinct, passionate, well-thought-out answer in only 20 seconds! And by the way, many of those organizations who praised her answer – weren’t necessarily complimentary of the Miss America Program as a whole! The fact that she “won over” so many potential nay-sayers in her 20 seconds, speaks VOLUMES about her ability to connect with the judges and every-day Americans. NO WONDER she was named the 1st Runner Up to Kira Kazantsev!!!
And while her interview wasn’t on the Miss America DVD – you can see what an amazing personality Courtney has at this video, just filmed a few weeks ago, as Courtney was busy promoting the upcoming Miss VA pageant! Check it out here!
Over her 4 years of competing in the Miss America Organization, Courtney received over $70,000 in scholarships – and after her year as Miss VA is complete, she plans to go to graduate school (maybe law school) and get an advanced degree. No doubt – we haven’t heard the last from Courtney Garrett – She will be one contestant the Junkies remember for years and years to come!
Oh – and here’s another fabulous article we found on Courtney, written a week after Miss America was over… But this blog is long enough already! LOL! Feel free to check it out here when you get a moment!
Ok – So – with such an awesome representative from VA in 2014, who has the best chance of being named Miss VA 2015? That information was released yesterday in the Junkies Newsletter! Click here to sign up for the Junkies Newsletter and we’ll send you our latest predictions! The latest newsletter is sent by 5pm EST every day – So have patience! It’s worth the wait!
GOOD LUCK LADIES!!! JUNKIES LOVE VIRGINIA!!!