Bet On Miss Georgia!

OddsShark has recently ranked Miss Georgia, Maggie Bridges, #2 to become Miss America. If she wins, it will be the first time since 1952 that a Georgia peach has won the crown. Miss Georgia, Maggie Bridges, couldn’t be more excited about participating in the Miss America Pageant in September. A classic Southern belle from Brinson, Georgia, and a student at Georgia Institute of Technology, Maggie is studying Business Administration while focusing on Information Technology and plans to go to pharmacy school after graduation. To say that Maggie has a lot on her plate is a bit of an understatement. Believe it or not, Maggie had a rough start when she started competing in pageants around age eight; according to Maggie, she might just as well have “run off the stage.” But after some encouraging words from her mom, she decided to give it another go. “She told me I couldn’t quit because I hadn’t learned anything from the experience.” As a result of her mother’s pep talk, Maggie competed in another pageant, and, sure enough, she won first place. Apparently determination runs in the Bridges family.

Story by Elizabeth Danos

Photography by AJ Day/ Matt Boyd