*This press release was published on the Miss North Carolina website*
RALEIGH 6/25/2015 – Miss Mecklenburg County, McKenzie Faggart, was crowned Miss North Carolina 2016 tonight in Raleigh’s Memorial Auditorium.
Faggart’s year of service will take her to every corner of the state and she will represent North Carolina at Miss America in September.
Miss North Carolina 2016, a Concord native, is a student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. For her talent, she performed a lyrical dance to “Rise Up.” Her platform is the S.A.F.E. Project.
Faggart served as Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen in 2011.
1. Miss Fayetteville Victoria Baskett
2. Miss Statesville, Mallory Outen
3. Miss Belmont, DeAndra Easter
4. Miss Mecklenburg County, McKenzie Faggart
5. Miss Winston Salem, Kacy Lee
6. Miss Greater Sampson County, Rahmeka Cox
7. Miss Spivey’s Corner, Jocelyn Naylor
8. Miss Capital City, Nia Franklin
9. Miss Charlotte, Allison Farris
10. Miss Wilmington, Victoria Huggins
11. Miss Shelby, Rachel Mower – People’s Choice Winner
4th Runner Up: Miss Belmont, DeAndra Easter
3rd Runner Up: Miss Wilmington, Victoria Huggins
2nd Runner Up: Miss Winston Salem, Kacy Lee
1st Runner Up: Miss Statesville, Mallory Outen
About the Miss NC Organization
As an official state preliminary associated with the Miss America Organization, the Miss North Carolina Scholarship Pageant is a part of the largest scholarship providing organization for women in the world. Promoting an emphasis on academics and communication skills, the Miss NC Pageant is considered a launching pad for young women to further their academic and career goals. For more information about volunteering or competing, please visit www.missnc.org.