Kara Martin / Shelar: Miss Georgia 1993
Miss Southeast Georgia
Tap Dance to "Mack the Knife"
Swimsuit preliminary/ first runner-up
After my fabulous year as Miss Georgia, I spent the next year in post-graduate school at Georgia Southern University and applying for Medical Schools. I was accepted into the Medical College of Georgia and graduated from MCG doctor of Medicine program in 1999 (debt free thanks to Miss Georgia and Miss America!). I completed my Internal Medicine Residency at Emory University in 2002. Since completing my training, I have been working full-time as a hospitalist at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta for Kaiser Permanente. I am the “team lead” for our group of hospitalists and was honored to be featured in the “Top Doc’s” print/ advertising campaign for KP Georgia.
Scott Shelar and I have been married for 18 years and we have two wonderful children, Martin, age 6 1/2 and Sophie, age 3. Sophie and I enjoy attending “mommy and me” dance classes together and we love watching Martin play t-ball!
My parents, Robert and Kim Martin, are still by biggest fans and biggest supporters. They travel from Statesboro to Decatur, Georgia to visit Martin and Sophie 1-2 times per month. Sophie and Martin love spending time with “Nina and Papa!”
I am forever grateful to my Miss Georgia family and supporters and the Miss Southeast Georgia and Miss Georgia Southern University pageants.