Samantha Mohr CNNi Weather Anchor
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.