Samantha Mohr CNNi Weather Anchor

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I was a musical theatre buff who loved the stage but never pictured myself as a queen!  But a few weeks after watching Bobbie Eakes compete in Miss America as Miss Georgia I ran into her on the campus of UGA.  I stumbled and stammered as to talked to her (she was a big deal) and she said “have you ever thought of competing in a pageant?” That is all it took!   Bobbie planted a seed that took root.  The next year I entered my hometown local pageant Miss Columbus and that next June I was crowned Miss Georgia!  If I had not run into Bobbie that fall day on the UGA campus I would never have been Miss Georgia!  The influence we can have others is amazing! You never know who you will inspire along your path.

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