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Emily Folker


  • Image Hair Color Blonde
  • Image Eye Color Blue
  • Image Zodiac Sign Taurus
  • Image Height 5ft 7inch

Emily is a 23 year old from Southeast Iowa. She began doing pageantry in January of 2017 after being referred by a college friend to try it out.

In the 2018 pageant season, Emily won the title of Miss Riverview and competed in Miss Iowa 2018. Emily did not make the finals, but did walk away with the "Spirit of Miss Iowa" award, which was voted on by her fellow contestants.

Emily then competed at Miss Clinton County/Miss River City 2018 and became Miss Clinton County. At Miss Iowa 2019, she finished as a Top 10 finalist.

Shortly after finishing her year as Miss Clinton County 2018, Emily competed at Miss Burlington 2019 and walked away as an overall talent winner and the new Miss Burlington 2019. She now has the opportunity to compete at Miss Iowa 2020 in June.

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    May 15, 1996

  • Iowa, United States


Vocal Performance

Pageant Platform

The Fingerprint Project: Mental Health Awareness and Education

In the Media

Firefighters mingle over coffee, hot chocolate

2 December 2018 https://www.thehawkeye.com/news/20181118/firefighters-mingle-over-coffee-hot-chocolate

Crowning Miss Burlington a step toward Miss America title

2 December 2018 https://www.thehawkeye.com/68bfd127-b3c3-55f5-aceb-de73e7992a4c.html

“Fame” makes SE Iowans almost famous

2 December 2018 https://www.thehawkeye.com/ea8d04f2-968a-5075-ab4d-b8f2c9cb833f.html

“Fame — The Musical” comes to Auditorium

2 December 2018 https://www.thehawkeye.com/50816815-f2f5-530e-a63d-691923d1915b.html

Eye on the Arts: ‘Fame’ revival hits Burlington stage

2 December 2018 https://www.thehawkeye.com/76714383-eccd-5344-88c2-bb8b67b4fce8.html

UI student, newly crowned Miss Iowa, advocates for suicide awareness

2 December 2018 https://dailyiowan.com/2018/06/27/ui-student-newly-crowned-miss-iowa-advocates-for-suicide-awareness/