Collins is a native of Princeton, West Virginia. She has been dancing from the time she could walk. She graduated from Princeton High School in 2013.
After graduating high school Collins attended Marshall University where she majored in Elementary Education and Teaching. She was on the dance team and a member of The Society of Black Scholars. She transferred to West Virginia University in 2015.
Collins graduated summa cum laude from West Virginia University in 2017, earning a Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Public Relations. In addition to maintain a 4.0 grade point average, landing her on the President’s List, Collins was a member of the university’s dance team, Vice President of the Love Your Melon Ambassadors, an Expert Student Panelist for the West Virginia University Reed College of Media, a member of S.O.C.K.- IT and a member of Students Optimistic for Curing Kids. She is also a sister of the university’s chapter of Chi Omega. She plans to pursue a degree in Social Work at Columbia University.
Collins started her pageant journey with the Miss West Virginia Organization. She competed for the title of Miss Tri-State Area and won, qualifying her for the 2017 Miss West Virginia Pageant. She placed as second runner-up.
Collins came back to compete for the Miss West Virginia crown in 2018 as Miss Elkins Area. This time, the crown was hers. She was crowned Miss West Virginia 2018 on June 30, 2018 at the Metropolitan Theater in Morgantown, West Virginia.
Collins will compete for the title of Miss America 2019 on September 9th, 2018 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.