Miss North Carolina USA
Age 22 | Asheville | @missncusa
My name is Caelynn Miller-Keyes and I am Miss North Carolina USA 2018. I graduated from VCU with a Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. I am currently working at Windy Gap, a Young Life camp in Weaverville, where I am able to mentor young girls.
During my year as Miss North Carolina USA, I plan to visit several different children’s hospitals and sit with the patients and their parents. When I was two years old, I was diagnosed with encephalitis and my parents were told that I would likely pass away. The doctors prepared my parents for the worst, and told them if I did survive I would only have a ten percent chance of ever walking again. I hope my story and my recovery can inspire children and parents who feel hopeless. The power of prayer is real and I never want these children to give up hope.
My goal as Miss North Carolina USA is to continue improving Title IX policies for sexual assault survivors. I hope in sharing my story, I can inspire women and men to speak up for themselves if they experience any type of injustice.
I want to empower women across North Carolina to allow their voices to be heard and to learn the power forgiveness can have in a tough situation. Forgiveness allowed me to gain my power back and truly be able to heal. I hope to help others find this freedom for themselves during my year as Miss North Carolina USA. I am excited to compete at the Miss USA competition this summer and spread my message to a broader audience.
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