Miss Georgia's Outstanding Teen 2016 Kelsey Hollis will crown her successor Friday.
Photo: Courtesy of Miss Georgia Scholarship Pageant
Photo: Courtesy of Miss Georgia Scholarship Pageant

Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen 2017: Meet metro Atlanta contestants

Nearly 100 young women are in Columbus this week, hoping to strut, sing and speak their way to the Miss Georgia and Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen crowns. 

Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen is the teen version of Miss Georgia. Metro Atlanta is well represented, with 13 of 45 Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen contestants from or representing the area. Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen goes on to compete for Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, considered the “little sister” pageant to Miss America.

Miss Georgia 2017: Meet the metro Atlanta women vying for the crown

The pageant’s preliminary and final competition can be  live streamed on WRBL-TV’s website for free. Preliminary competition starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen finals begin at 7 p.m. Friday.

Meet some of your hometown girls, and maybe you’ll find a favorite to cheer on to the crown on Friday:

Miss Acworth’s Outstanding Teen, Rayven Bailey

Miss Acworth's Outstanding Teen, Rayven Bailey
Photo: (Photos courtesy of Miss Georgia Scholarship Pageant)

Hometown: Acworth

Age: 16

School: Pebblebrook High School

Talent: Vocal

Fun fact: Her role model is Oprah Winfrey.

Miss Apple Capital’s Outstanding Teen, Chandler Sherry

Miss Apple Capital's Outstanding Teen, Chandler Sherry

Hometown: Marietta

Age: 17

School: George Walton Comprehensive School

Talent: Vocal

Fun fact: She can ski and wakeboard.

Miss Atlanta’s Outstanding Teen, Jessica Roberts

Miss Atlanta's Outstanding Teen, Jessica Roberts

Hometown: Midland

Age: 14

School: Aaron Cohn Middle School

Talent: Ballet en Pointe

Fun fact: She loves volunteering with pet rescues.

Miss Capital City’s Outstanding Teen, Alaylla Watkins

Miss Capital City's Outstanding Teen, Alaylla Watkins

Hometown: Wadley

Age: 16

School: Thomas Jefferson Academy

Talent: Jazz Dance

Fun fact: She loves skeet shooting and hopes to compete in the Olympics one day.

Miss Coastal Empire’s Outstanding Teen, Carley Vogel

Miss Coastal Empire's Outstanding Teen, Carley Vogel

Hometown: Acworth

Age: 16

School: Pebblebrook Performing Arts Magnet High School

Talent: Vocal

Fun fact: She likes to teach her old dog new tricks.

Miss Cobb County’s Outstanding Teen, Sabrina Elson

Miss Cobb County's Outstanding Teen, Carley Vogel

Hometown: Johns Creek

Age: 17

School: Johns Creek High School

Talent: Vocal

Fun fact: She teaches a first-grade Sunday school class.

Miss Fulton County’s Outstanding Teen, Raven Moore

Miss Fulton County's Outstanding Teen, Raven Moore

Hometown: Atlanta

Age: 17

School: North Atlanta High School

Talent Jazz Funk

Fun Fact: She wants to be a millionaire by the age of 21.

Miss Greater Atlanta’s Outstanding Teen, Rory Pan

Miss Greater Atlanta's Outstanding Teen, Rory Pan

Hometown: Johns Creek

Age: 15

School: Northview High School

Talent: Chinese folk dance

Fun fact: She wishes she was best friends with Ellen DeGeneres.

Miss Gwinnett’s Outstanding Teen, Soraya Bagheri

Miss Gwinnett County's Outstanding Teen, Soraya Bagheri

Hometown: Grayson

Age: 15

School: Grayson High School

Talent: Piano

Fun fact: She has an English bulldog named Chubbs.

Miss Historic Buford’s Outstanding Teen, Sophie Edwards

Miss Historic Buford's Outstanding Teen, Sophie Edwards

Hometown: Marietta

Age: 14

School: Marietta High School

Talent: Ballet en Pointe

Fun fact: She is in the International Baccalaureate program at her school.

Miss Kennesaw’s Outstanding Teen, Mia Nelson

Miss Kennesaw's Outstanding Teen, Mia Nelson

Hometown: Kennesaw

Age: 17

School: Harrison High School

Talent: Ballet en Pointe

Fun fact: Her role model is Ivanka Trump.

Miss Lake Lanier’s Outstanding Teen, Annaliese Mayo

Miss Lake Lanier's Outstanding Teen, Annaliese Mayo

Hometown: Lawrenceville

Age: 15

School: Parkview High School

Talent: Fiddle

Fun fact: She wants to become a police officer and K-9 handler.

Miss Stone Mountain Yellow Daisy’s Outstanding Teen, Kassie Todd

Miss Stone Mountain Yellow Daisy's Outstanding Teen, Kassie Todd

Hometown: Claxton

Age: 16

School: Claxton High School

Talent: Gymnastics dance

Fun fact: She wants to be a professional pageant gown designer.

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