Miss Georgia 2019: Meet the contestants competing for the crown

Miss Georgia 2018 Annie Jorgensen is introduced to a crowd gathered at SunTrust Park for the May 16 Braves game. Her successor will be chosen June 15. ALYSSA POINTER / ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM
Miss Georgia 2018 Annie Jorgensen is introduced to a crowd gathered at SunTrust Park for the May 16 Braves game. Her successor will be chosen June 15. ALYSSA POINTER / ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM

Nearly 30 women are ready to compete for the title of Miss Georgia 2019. The pageant is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, and the competition kicks off at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12.

All 29 contestants will take part in the revamped competition, which includes talent, on-stage question, evening wear featuring a social impact initiative statement and private interview. This is the first year without a swimsuit competition in Miss Georgia history.



Preliminary competition will be held at 7 p.m. June 12, 13 and 14, with the final night on June 15. Preliminary competition will determine who competes in the Saturday finals.


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

Miss Albany, Faith White
Miss Albany, Faith White

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Miss Albany, Faith White

Age: 21

Hometown: Albany

Talent: Broadway song and dance

Miss Augusta University, Morgan Mitchell
Miss Augusta University, Morgan Mitchell

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Miss Augusta University, Morgan Mitchell

Age: 22

Hometown: Midway

Talent: Spoken word

Miss Capital City, Victoria Hill
Miss Capital City, Victoria Hill

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Miss Capital City, Victoria Hill

Age: 20

Hometown: Canton

Talent: Classical vocal

Miss Cherokee Rose, Shannon Murphy
Miss Cherokee Rose, Shannon Murphy

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Miss Cherokee Rose, Shannon Murphy

Age: 22

Hometown: Marietta

Talent: Contemporary vocal

Miss Cherry Blossom Macon, Michaela Heide
Miss Cherry Blossom Macon, Michaela Heide

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Miss Cherry Blossom Macon, Michaela Heide

Age: 21

Hometown: Warner Robins

Talent: Contemporary ballet en pointe

Miss Cobb County, Alexa Gilomen
Miss Cobb County, Alexa Gilomen

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Miss Cobb County, Alexa Gilomen

Age: 22

Hometown: Suwanee

Talent: Pop vocal

Miss Columbus State University, Safiyyah Abdullah
Miss Columbus State University, Safiyyah Abdullah

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Miss Columbus State University, Safiyyah Abdullah

Age: 22

Hometown: Columbia, S.C.

Talent: Classical violin

Miss Empire of the South, Allie Griffis
Miss Empire of the South, Allie Griffis

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Miss Empire of the South, Allie Griffis

Age: 21

Hometown: Eastman

Talent: Tap dance

Miss Fitzgerald, Torianna Wilson
Miss Fitzgerald, Torianna Wilson

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Miss Fitzgerald, Torianna Wilson

Age: 24

Hometown: Alpharetta

Talent: Pop vocal

Miss Flint River, Grace Hendry
Miss Flint River, Grace Hendry

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Miss Flint River, Grace Hendry

Age: 25

Hometown: Ft. Benning

Talent: Broadway vocal

Miss Georgia Southern University, Lauren Kirksey
Miss Georgia Southern University, Lauren Kirksey

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Miss Georgia Southern University, Lauren Kirksey

Age: 22

Hometown: Baxley

Talent: American sign language

Miss Golden Isles, Destiny Levant
Miss Golden Isles, Destiny Levant

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Miss Golden Isles, Destiny Levant

Age: 24

Hometown: Reidsville

Talent: Tap dance

Miss Gwinnett County, Katie Hlavaty
Miss Gwinnett County, Katie Hlavaty

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Miss Gwinnett County, Katie Hlavaty

Age: 23

Hometown: Macon

Talent: Tap dance

Miss Historic Buford, Holly Haynes
Miss Historic Buford, Holly Haynes

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Miss Historic Buford, Holly Haynes

Age: 23

Hometown: Sugar Hill

Talent: Jazz vocal

Miss Historic Columbus, Maloreigh Todd
Miss Historic Columbus, Maloreigh Todd

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Miss Historic Columbus, Maloreigh Todd

Age: 19

Hometown: Columbus

Talent: Tap dance

Miss Hummingbird Festival, Darlyn Davis
Miss Hummingbird Festival, Darlyn Davis

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Miss Hummingbird Festival, Darlyn Davis

Age: 22

Hometown: Kathleen

Talent: Classic rock vocal

Miss International City, Taylor Burrell
Miss International City, Taylor Burrell

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Miss International City, Taylor Burrell

Age: 20

Hometown: Tyrone

Talent: Pop vocal

Miss Macon, Jazmine Barden
Miss Macon, Jazmine Barden

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Miss Macon, Jazmine Barden

Age: 22

Hometown: Eastman

Talent: Tap dance

Miss Magnolia, Sydney Hillman
Miss Magnolia, Sydney Hillman

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Miss Magnolia, Sydney Hillman

Age: 23

Hometown: Augusta

Talent: Vocal

Miss Middle West Georgia, Sarah Templeton
Miss Middle West Georgia, Sarah Templeton

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Miss Middle West Georgia, Sarah Templeton

Age: 19

Hometown: Marietta

Talent: Lyrical dance

Miss Northwest Georgia, MacKenzie Marable
Miss Northwest Georgia, MacKenzie Marable

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Miss Northwest Georgia, MacKenzie Marable

Age: 24

Hometown: Rome

Talent: Contemporary dance

Miss Rome, Cara Clements
Miss Rome, Cara Clements

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Miss Rome, Cara Clements

Age: 19

Hometown: Fayetteville

Talent: Jazz Vocal

Miss Southern Rivers, Carley Vogel
Miss Southern Rivers, Carley Vogel

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Miss Southern Rivers, Carley Vogel

Age: 18

Hometown: Acworth

Talent: Classical vocal

Miss Stone Mountain, Fallon Robinson
Miss Stone Mountain, Fallon Robinson

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Miss Stone Mountain, Fallon Robinson

Age: 18

Hometown: Dallas

Talent: Lyrical gymnastics

Miss Stone Mountain Yellow Daisy, Sarah Archer
Miss Stone Mountain Yellow Daisy, Sarah Archer

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Miss Stone Mountain Yellow Daisy, Sarah Archer

Age: 24

Hometown: Dawsonville

Talent: Irish step dance

Miss Troup County, Lyndsay Richardson
Miss Troup County, Lyndsay Richardson

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Miss Troup County, Lyndsay Richardson

Age: 23

Hometown: Bonaire

Talent: Classical vocal

Miss University of Georgia, Briana Hayes
Miss University of Georgia, Briana Hayes

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Miss University of Georgia, Briana Hayes

Age: 20

Hometown: Baxley

Talent: Contemporary piano

Miss Warner Robins, Kelsey Hollis
Miss Warner Robins, Kelsey Hollis

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Miss Warner Robins, Kelsey Hollis

Age: 19

Hometown: Warner Robins

Talent: Contemporary vocal

Miss Wildcat, Isabella Kicklighter
Miss Wildcat, Isabella Kicklighter

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Credit: Miss Georgia Competition

Miss Wildcat, Isabella Kicklighter

Age: 18

Hometown: St. Mary’s

Talent: Hip-hop dance


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