Ashia Miller is Miss Georgia United States 2016!
I started competing in pageantry after I witnessed Olivia Culpo's historic 3 time pageant TKO. I was inspired by her wins and the fact that she was a classically trained cellist as I am a classically trained French hornist. I literally said to myself wow if she can do it then so can I!
I love that pageantry encompasses everything that I love; beauty, hair, makeup, fashion, and volunteerism. Although I am a competitive person by nature, it isn't even the competitive aspect that draws me to it. I am drawn to pageantry because of what it does to empower women on an individual basis. It allows each woman to stand together but still be independent of others and be firm in her truth and authenticity. The friendships you make throughout your time competing will stay with you for the rest of your life and those same women will be beautiful, accomplished, and goal oriented and will push you to be the most authentic version of YOU! That sisterhood coupled with your strength of self is a powerful combination that makes competing in pageants so very special and unique.