Miss Georgia, Michaela Grace Lackey went to Miss America channeling her inner ‘Audrey Hepburn’…
Taken by Matt Boyd Photography, this photo quickly became our favorite of the entire year (and for the record, Matt Boyd Photography takes some pretty amazing pictures/headshots of lots and lots of pageant girls!). Michaela was also the first GA Outstanding Teen to win the Miss Georgia title (one of the nine girls who competed for Miss America 2012 which we wrote about here…).
Michaela was also the 3rd consecutive winner from Marietta/Cobb County to win the state title! Now that’s quite a winning streak!
Georgia History: One Miss America comes from Georgia, Neva Langley in ’53… and at least four 1st runner ups to Miss America including Jody Shattluck ’57, Kara Martin ’93, Monica Pang ’05 and Chasity Harmon ’08.
Best Junkie Research Tool: Headshots can all be seen here…
Items of Note: This is another ‘WIDE OPEN’ pageant where anyone can win! Lots of beautiful girls, lots of veterans and a fair amount of girls who could ‘come outta nowhere’ to win this year!
Who to Watch: Veterans
Briana Jewett – 1st runner up ’09 (originally 2nd runner up, but Winner gave up crown and everyone moved up one position), 4th runner up in ’11
Stephanie Burkhalter – Prelim Swimsuit and Gown in ’11, and Miss Cobb County this year
Leighton Jordan – Top 15 in ’11, very ‘even’ in all areas of competition
Abby Killough – 4th year at Miss GA, Semi-finalist twice
Lauren Edmonds – GA OT in 06, Top 10 in ’10
Carly Mathis – 2nd time at Miss GA, Top 12 in ’11
Rookies to Watch (well ok. not all rookies – but girls who haven’t yet made the cut… this could be their year)
Who will take the Miss Georgia Crown this year??? Stay Tuned… Prelims begin Wednesday with the Finals on Saturday! All the Best from the Junkie Nation!!! 🙂