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Miss Georgia 2018: Meet the contestants

More than 50 women are ready to compete for the title of Miss Georgia 2018. The pageant begins its preliminary competition at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12. All 53 contestants will take part in swimsuit, evening gown, talent and on-stage question preliminaries, as well as a private interview with a panel of judges, in order to determine who will go on to compete on the final night, Saturday, June 16. 


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The contestants who will take the River Center stage in Columbus are:

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Miss Albany, Maloreigh Todd (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Albany, Maloriegh Todd

Age: 18

Hometown: Columbus

School: Georgia Institute of Technology

Talent: Tap dance

Miss Altamaha, Briana Hayes (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Altamaha, Briana Hayes

Age: 19

Hometown: Baxley

School: University of Georgia

Talent: Pop vocal and piano

Miss Atlanta, Brooke Doss (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Atlanta, Brooke Doss

Age: 24

Hometown: Canton

School: Kennesaw State University graduate

Talent: Ballet en pointe

Miss Augusta University, Amanda Mines (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Augusta University, Amanda Mines

Age: 20

Hometown: Galesburg, Illinois

School: Augusta University

Talent: Vocal

Miss Capital City, Paula Smith (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Capital City, Paula Smith

Age: 21

Hometown: Atlanta

School: Savannah College of Art and Design - Atlanta

Talent: Vocal

Miss Chattahoochee River, Allie Griffis (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Chattahoochee River, Allie Griffis

Age: 20

Hometown: Eastman

School: Georgia Southern University

Talent: Tap dance

Miss Cherokee Rose, Michaela Heide (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Cherokee Rose, Michaela Heide

Age: 20

Hometown: Warner Robins

School: Kennesaw State University

Talent: Ballet en pointe

Miss Coastal Empire, Megan Johnson (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Coastal Empire, Megan Johnson

Age: 22

Hometown: Bloomingdale

School: Georgia Southern University

Talent: Country vocal

Miss Cobb County, Victoria Hill (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Cobb County, Victoria Hill

Age: 19

Hometown: Canton

School: Reinhardt University

Talent: Classical vocal

Miss Columbus, Lyndsay Richardson (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Columbus, Lyndsay Richardson

Age: 22

Hometown: Warner Robins

School: Columbus State University

Talent: Vocal

Miss Columbus State University, Danesha Evans (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Columbus State University, Danesha Evans

Age: 23

Hometown: Forsyth

School: Columbus State University

Talent: Tap Dance

Miss Conyers, Courtney Grap (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Conyers, Courtney Grap

Age: 22

Hometown: Dacula

School: University of Georgia

Talent: Vocal

Miss Conyers Cherry Blossom, Kelly Hutchinson (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Conyers Cherry Blossom, Kelly Hutchinson

Age: 20

Hometown: Marietta

School: Auburn University

Talent: Lyrical Dance

Miss Coweta County, Faith Ayala (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Coweta County, Faith Ayala

Age: 18

Hometown: Claxton 

School: Ogeechee Technical College

Talent: Vocal

Miss East Georgia State College, Taylor Sapp (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss East Georgia State College, Taylor Sapp

Age: 19

Hometown: Claxton 

School: East Georgia State College

Talent: Tap dance

Miss Emanuel County, Destiny Levant (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Emanuel County, Destiny Levant

Age: 23

Hometown: Reidsville

School: University of Georgia graduate

Talent: Tap dance

Miss Fayette County, Karson Pennington (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Fayette County, Karson Pennington

Age: 20

Hometown: Augusta

School: University of Georgia

Talent: Contemporary lyrical dance

Miss Fitzgerald, Livvy Hiers (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Fitzgerald, Livvy Hiers

Age: 21

Hometown: Baxley

School: College of Coastal Georgia

Talent:  Piano

Miss Flint River, Kierra Jarman (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Flint River, Kierra Jarman

Age: 24

Hometown: Stone Mountain

School: University of Georgia

Talent: Pop vocal

Miss Fulton County, Chari Guzman (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Fulton County, Chari Guzman

Age: 23

Hometown: Hiram

School: Georgia State University - Perimeter College

Talent: Vocal

Miss Georgia Coast, Mallory Marr (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Georgia Coast, Mallory Marr

Age: 20

Hometown: Kingsland

School: College of Coastal Georgia

Talent: Tap dance

Miss Georgia Southern University, Lelyn Stewart (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Georgia Southern University, Lelyn Stewart

Age: 20

Hometown: Swainsboro

School: Georgia Southern University

Talent: Tap Dance

Miss Golden Isles, Anna Freeman (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Golden Isles, Anna Freeman

Age: 20

Hometown: Statesboro

School: Georgia Southern University

Talent: Dance

Miss Greater Stone Mountain, Cara Clements (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Greater Stone Mountain, Cara Clements

Age: 18

Hometown: Fayetteville

School: Starr’s Mill High School

Talent: Jazz vocal

Miss Gwinnett County, A'Leah Burrell (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Gwinnett County, A’Leah Burrell

Age: 21

Hometown: Tyrone

School: Columbia Southern University

Talent: Vocal

Miss Harris County, Taylor Hoff (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Harris County, Taylor Hoff

Age: 19

Hometown: Suwanee

School: Auburn University

Talent: Broadway jazz dance

Miss Heart of the South, Gabrielle D'Alessandro (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Heart of the South, Gabrielle D’Alessandro

Age: 19

Hometown: Pooler

School: Mercer University

Talent: Violin

Miss Historic Buford, Alexa Gilomen (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Historic Buford, Alexa Gilomen

Age: 21

Hometown: Suwanee

School: University of Georgia graduate

Talent: Pop vocal

Miss Historic Southern Plains, Sarah DeLoach (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Historic Southern Plains, Sarah DeLoach

Age: 21

Hometown: Claxton

School: Georgia Southern University

Talent: Tap Dance

Miss Hummingbird Festival, Savanna Little (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Hummingbird Festival, Savanna Little

Age: 24

Hometown: Macon

School: Georgia Southern University

Talent: Vocal

Miss International City, Annie Jorgensen (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss International City, Annie Jorgensen

Age: 22

Hometown: Athens

School: University of Georgia

Talent: Jazz dance

Miss Johns Creek, Stephanie Gargiulo (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Johns Creek, Stephanie Gargiulo

Age: 24

Hometown: Snellville

School: Kennesaw State University

Talent: Tae Kwon Do

Miss Kennesaw, Charlotte Hinton (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Kennesaw, Charlotte Hinton

Age: 21

Hometown: Marietta

School: Kennesaw State University

Talent: Vocal and dance

Miss Lake Lanier, Shannon Murphy (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Lake Lanier, Shannon Murphy

Age: 21

Hometown: Marietta

School: Kennesaw State University

Talent: Classical vocal

Miss Macon, Madison Daughtry (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Macon, Madison Daughtry

Age: 22

Hometown: Leesburg

School: Georgia State University

Talent: Classical piano

Miss Magnolia, MacKenzie Marable (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Magnolia, MacKenzie Marable

Age: 23

Hometown: Rome

School: University of Georgia

Talent: Lyrical dance

Miss Middle West Georgia, Chloe Phillips (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Middle West Georgia, Chloe Phillips

Age: 19

Hometown: Rincon

School: Georgia Southern University

Talent: Jazz dance

Miss North Georgia, Kathleen Hlavaty (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss North Georgia, Kathleen Hlavaty

Age: 22

Hometown: Macon

School: Kennesaw State University

Talent: Tap dance

Miss Northeast Georgia, Amanda Frothingham (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Northeast Georgia, Amanda Frothingham

Age: 21

Hometown: Acworth

School: University of Georgia

Talent: Lyrical dance

Miss Paulding County, Torianna Wilson (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Paulding County, Torianna Wilson

Age: 23

Hometown: Alpharetta

School: University of Georgia

Talent: Vocal

Miss Pickens County, Hannah McIntosh (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Pickens County, Hannah McIntosh

Age: 23

Hometown: Cumming

School: University of Georgia

Talent: Comedic monologue

Miss Presidential Pathways, Caroline Carroll (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Presidential Pathways, Caroline Carroll

Age: 22

Hometown: Americus

School: University of Georgia

Talent:  Ballet en pointe

Miss Rockdale County, Marianella Lopez (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Rockdale County, Marianella Lopez

Age: 23

Hometown: Roswell

School: Emory University

Talent:  Classical vocal

Miss Rome, Taylor Burrell (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Rome, Taylor Burrell

Age: 19

Hometown: Tyrone

School: University of West Georgia

Talent: Vocal

Miss Shorter University, Sydney Hillman (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Shorter University, Sydney Hillman

Age: 22

Hometown: Augusta

School: Shorter University

Talent: Pop vocal

Miss Southeast Georgia, Kaitlin Reid (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Southeast Georgia, Kaitlin Reid

Age: 22

Hometown: Townsend

School: Georgia Southern University graduate

Talent: Broadway jazz dance

Miss Southwest Georgia, Rosa Campos (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Southwest Georgia, Rosa Campos

Age: 23

Hometown: Buford

School: Brenau University

Talent: Vocal

Miss Stone Mountain, Hanna Holley (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Stone Mountain, Hanna Holley

Age: 22

Hometown: Dublin

School: University of Georgia

Talent: Piano

Miss Stone Mountain Yellow Daisy, Irielle Duncan (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Stone Mountain Yellow Daisy, Irielle Duncan

Age: 19

Hometown: Lawrenceville

School: University of Georgia

Talent: Broadway jazz dance

Miss Troup, Lizzy Stanford (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Troup, Lizzy Stanford

Age: 19

Hometown: Cuthbert

School: University of Georgia

Talent: Contemporary ballet en pointe

Miss University of Georgia, Holly Haynes (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss University of Georgia, Holly Haynes

Age: 22

Hometown: Suwanee

School: University of Georgia

Talent: Vocal

Miss Warner Robins, Darlyn Davis (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Warner Robins, Darlyn Davis

Age: 21

Hometown: Kathleen

School: Georgia College and State University

Talent: Classic rock vocal

Miss Wildcat, Hannah Stricklin (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Wildcat, Hannah Stricklin

Age: 17

Hometown: Camden County

School: Camden County High School

Talent: Visual ensemble dance


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