Top Things to Know About Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell. Betty Cantrell was born on 1 September 1994. She is an American beauty pageant titleholder from Warner Robins Georgia who was crowned Miss Georgia 2015. She was crowned Miss America 2016 by Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev. She is the first Miss Georgia to be crowned Miss America. Cantrell won the Miss Presidential Pathways 2014 title. She was one of 38 qualifiers who competed in the 2014 Miss Georgia pageant.
She beat out first runner up Miss Mississippi 2015 Hannah Roberts for the 2016 title and was crowned by Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev on 13 September 2015. Along with the title of Miss America. Cantrell also won a $50,000 scholarship. Cantrell is only the second Miss Georgia to win the Miss America title.Top Things Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell available in this page so join us and keep visiting our site for further updates.
- Cantrell Georgia Through and Through
Cantrell is a student at Mercer University, the oldest private university in Georgia. Cantrell is the first Miss Georgia to win the competition since 1958. The 21-year-old will now travel all around the country as Miss America 2016.
- Her Cause
Cantrell platform is Healthy Children Strong America and she will now be a National Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The hospital is a partner of the completion.
- Cantrell Does not consider Herself a Pageant Girl
Betty once admitted she had absolutely no clue what she was doing early on in her career adding I had never actually thought about doing pageants, because I just didn’t think I was a pageant girl. Well it sure does suit you now.
- Betty is not Afraid to Speak her Mind
During the competition Cantrell was asked about Tom Brady and Deflategate. She answered, “If there’s any question then yes he cheated.” After the show she added to the AP “I’m not a football player and I really wasn’t there to feel that ball. If there was any question as to whether or not he cheated and somebody else felt the ball and decided that it was deflated, then yes, I guess he did cheat.”
- She Could Be Broadway Bound
After bringing the entire house down with her performance of “Tu Tu Piccolo Iddio” from Madame Butterfly we wouldn’t be surprised if Betty gets a few phone calls about starring in a future Broadway production. Cantrell told the ledger inquirer she has musical aspirations adding When I sing I want to audience not just the judges to feel the emotion. I want them feel something.
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Betty proved she has major piper during talent portion of this year’s Miss America completion but she also does music work behind the scenes to. One of her favorite hobbies is writing songs even putting piano chords to her tunes.
- Betty Cantrell knows how to pack the heat
Thanks to her country roots Betty can do more than work a stage or a fancy ball gown. Don’t mess with her because she knows how to shoot a shotgun. But that’s not it — Betty can also drive a full-sized John Deere tractor and can plow and seed a field.