Miss North Carolina Blog

Less Than a Month Away…

WE ARE IN THE HOMESTRETCH!! I cannot believe we are less than a month away from finding out who will be crowned the 80th Miss North Carolina! As excited as I am to watch my sisters take the stage and blow us all away with their striking personalities, intelligent minds, talented hearts, and beautiful souls, […]

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Unapologetically You

There once was a little, waterspout haired girl who grew up with the desire to be onstage. Her mother had to drag her off of the stage because she loved to hear the crowd cheering. She was never “the best” dancer on the team or contestant in the pageant. She was never the girl who […]

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100 Days…

The past few weeks have been extremely busy! I have had very little off-days between appearances, photo shoots, sponsor visits, travel days, etc. The adrenaline has most definitely kicked in during the appearances I’ve had in this new year, and I’ve been loving every single one of them! Preliminary pageants are always a joy to […]

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Hello 2017!!

It’s nice to finally see you! However, I’m starting to feel like “old news” seeing all of the beautiful new girls join the Miss North Carolina Class of 2017, while my sash says 2016. It’s starting to hit me and become real that the year I’ve worked so hard to live through is halfway through […]

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Hello 2017!

Hello 2017!! It’s nice to finally see you! However, I’m starting to feel like “old news” seeing all of the beautiful new girls join the Miss North Carolina Class of 2017, while my sash says 2016. It’s starting to hit me and become real that the year I’ve worked so hard to live through is […]

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Bring it on 2017!

The past six months have been not one ounce shy or less of a dream. I’ve been in a whirlwind of what feels like an alternate reality. If you mix together a lot of laughs, tears, smiles, stress, gratitude, thankfulness, excitement, and humility, then that would sort of explain the many emotions I’ve had. I […]

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Since October, I have had the time of my life at each appearance I have made. Every place I have visited thus far has been filled with people who make me feel so incredibly special. I absolutely cannot believe I am already five months into the job I have been working to achieve since I […]

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Hello fall weather!

Hello fall weather! I’ve missed you for a year and have been awaiting your arrival! I am a sweater gal, however, I feel as though “fall” has so far been summer in darker colored clothes trying to get away with wearing jeans. I have so enjoyed this past month. My schedule has been jam packed […]

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Miss America Recap

I can hardly fathom the past two months of my life. The blessings I have been swarmed with have been overwhelming and deeply humbling. I have been smothered in the love of many people who have put generous and thoughtful time into making the effort to show their support. A simple text message, sweet Facebook […]

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McKenzie’s First Blog Post!

Speechless. I am truly speechless.  As I sit here in my new apartment looking out of the window at my new surroundings. I skim through the closet full of new clothes and shoes, and I’m adjusting to a new “normal.” The newest thing to me is something that is not new to many others. It […]

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