Miss Mecklenburg County, McKenzie Jade Faggart, was just crowned Miss North Carolina this past weekend in Raleigh. She is a Concord native and a student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, so we’re about to have one of our own compete on the national stage for the Miss America pageant on September 13th.
Faggart was also the winner of the Miss North Carolina Outstanding Teen pageant back in 2011 – the first person to win both contests in North Carolina’s history.
Next week, Faggart will travel across the state, meeting with sponsors and networking, before starting to prepare for the Miss America pageant.
“I started out as an outstanding teen and loved the service part of the organization. Now, I love being able to dance, show my talent and speak in an interview.” “It’s really a dream come true,” said Faggart in an interview after the pageant.
Faggart is also an outspoken advocate for the anti-bullying initiative “The SAFE Project”, here is one of their most recent videos;