Born and raised in Hyde Park, Ohio, Alice Magoto was crowned Miss Ohio USA 2019. She is no stranger to national pageants, however, as she also represented Ohio at Miss America 2017.
At Miss America, Alice gave a vocal performance as her talent.
Alice was the first Ohio woman in 30 years to win a preliminary lifestyle & fitness award at Miss America. With her scholarship money from winning this coveted preliminary award, Alice was able to cover part of her college tuition and purchase a much needed computer to do homework on. When Miss America announced in 2018 that they were getting rid of the swimsuit portion of the competition, Alice was quoted saying, “I have to say I'm very disappointed.”
There was something hidden in her evening gown that you may not expect at Miss America 2017. In her pocket was a chewing gum wrapper. Just before she went on stage at Miss Ohio, she found a gum wrapper. Seeing this gum wrapper centered her and made her smile. When she went on stage at Miss America, again she hid a gum wrapper in her gown pocket for good luck.
She was the youngest contestant at Miss America 2017.
On May 2, 2019, Magoto will compete for Miss USA 2019 and the opportunity to represent the United States at Miss Universe 2019.