Road to Miss America 2012: Michaela Grace Lackey Crowned Miss Georgia 2011.
Michaela Grace Lackey, Miss Heart of Lakes, was crowned Miss Georgia 2011 on Saturday night, June 18, 2011. She won a $15,000 scholarship and will represent Georgia in the Miss America 2011 Pageant in Las Vegas next year. The 21-year-old dancer from East Cobb is a senior at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem. She earned her way into the Miss Georgia Pageant by winning the Miss Heart of Lakes title in Rabun County in October.
She is the first Georgia’s Outstanding Teen to become Miss Georgia, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reported. She won Miss Georgia on her second try, just as she won the teen title on her second try.
Dance also is at the core of her platform, PASSION: Performing Artists Serving Society in Our Neighborhoods.
“Through my dancing, I have been able to expose the community to the performing arts by taking the performance to the people,” Lackey wrote on the PASSION Facebook page. “Dance is my passion, but I LOVE collaborating with other art fields to combine all different types of art together.” She said she has raised more than $38,000 for charities through dance.
Lackey was the first runner-up at the Miss Cobb County Pageant in August. The winner of that title, Brianna Jewett of Marietta, was fourth runner-up Saturday night in Columbus.
Courtesy of Miss Georgia Organization.