Burma Davis Posey: Miss Georgia 1968

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As Miss Georgia, Burma made 5 appearances per week in 27 of our states and Canada. Over the past 45 years, she has judged, emceed, or performed in over 450 national, state, and local pageants. She groomed countless contestants for competition including Delta Burke….

Emily Foster Howell: Miss Georgia 2001

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Dr. Emily Foster Howell was born and raised in Cornelia, GA.  In May 2000, she graduated from UGA with business degree in Management Information Systems.   She took a one year break from dental school at the Medical College of Georgia from 2001 to 2002…

Leah Walker: Miss Georgia 2007

Local Title:

Miss Capital City

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During my year as Miss Georgia, I met an amazing man named Daniel Walker who a few years later would become my husband. We were actually introduced by my Miss America sister, Miss Tennessee. Our love story lead us to my husband’s hometown of…

Camille Bentley Lipton: Miss Georgia 1984

Local Title:

Miss Thomasville

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Winning the Miss Georgia Pageant was a life changing stepping stone for me.   I grew from a young girl into a confident woman.  Since having the privilege of wearing the crown, I have always been involved in acting, modeling, or singing.  I have…

Sandra Eakes/McCain: Miss Georgia 1979

Local Title:

Miss Macon

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My reign as Miss GA seems like a lifetime ago, and well it has been! I have great memories of that year.  I gained a whole new family who buoyed me and spoiled me.  Because of the generosity of certain pageant volunteers, I was…

Michaela Grace Best: Miss Georgia 2011 & Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen 2007

Local Titles:

Miss Cobb County's Outstanding Teen 2007, Miss Heart of Lakes 2011

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“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.” – Erma Bombeck       This is the quote that Michaela…

Trudie Hayward/Corley: Miss Georgia 1944

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1st Runner Up Miss Atlanta

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Trudie played the leading role in the Waycross High School production of “Stage Door” but never had aspirations to model or appear in a beauty pageant.  After graduation in June of 1944 she was entered into the Miss Atlanta pageant by the manager of the…

Monica Pang: Miss Georgia 2005

Local Title:

Miss Lake Lanier

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After my year as Miss Georgia, I headed west to Los Angeles, California. For several years, I worked in marketing and business development for an international water feature design and engineering firm. The position allowed me to nurture my love of travel, giving me…

Marlesa Ball Greiner: Miss Georgia 1986

Local Title:

Miss Southeast Georgia

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Marlesa became Miss Georgia right after graduating from Valdosta State University with a Music Education Degree.  Her moving, talent rendition of Amazing Grace, is still requested at every engagement as she continues to perform & minister throughout the U.S. today.  She is a Talent/Interview Coach, Vocal Instructor,…

Lauren Edmunds: Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen 2006

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Miss Heart of Georgia's Outstanding Teen

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The summer before my senior year in high school, I was crowned Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen. I went on to compete in Miss America’s Outstanding Teen a short six weeks later in August of 2006. At the national pageant, I had the joy of…