Potgieter is a native of Jonesboro, Arkansas. Growing up, she attended Valley View High School located in Jonesboro, Arkansas. While there, Potgieter held many positions including President of the Drama Club, Secretary of the Rotary Club and columnist for the school newspaper. She was also a member of the dance team, yearbook staff and a mentor for City Youth Ministries.
It was also in high school when Potgieter was introduced to the world of pageants. She was crowned Miss Arkansas Teen America 2008 and competed in the 2008-2009 Miss Teen America pageant. At her first national pageant, Potgieter walked away as third runner-up.
From there Potgieter became involved with the International pageant system. In 2010, she entered the Miss, Mrs. and Teen Arkansas International pageant. She was crowned Miss Teen Arkansas International 2010 in addition to winning the Evening Gown award and the Miss Teen Supermodel with Style award. She then advanced to the 2010 Miss Teen International pageant where she placed as second runner-up and won the Most Photogenic award.
After graduating from high school in 2011, Potgieter took her studies to Arkansas State University located in Jonesboro, Arkansas where she majored in public relations. Potgieter was a member of the Arkansas State University’s Red Cross Club and a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish foundation.
It was also in college where Potgieter returned to the International pageant system. She entered the 2013 Miss, Mrs. and Teen Arkansas International pageant, this time as a Miss contestant. Potgieter was crowned Miss Arkansas International 2013 where she again won the Evening Gown award and the Miss Supermodel with Style award. In addition, Potgieter was also awarded a $20,000 scholarship.
Potgieter then went on to compete at the 2013 Miss International pageant. This time, she walked away as third runner-up.
Using the scholarship money she won with the title of Miss Arkansas International, Potgieter graduated from Arkansas State University in 2015. She currently serves as the Community Outreach Coordinator at Make-A-Wish Mid-South. She is also married to her college sweetheart, Shaun.
Potgieter returned to pageants in 2018 when she entered the Miss, Mrs. and Teen Arkansas International pageant for a third time. This time, she was crowned Mrs. Arkansas International 2018. She also won her third Evening Gown award as well as the Community Service award. She is the first state title holder to hold all three division titles.
Potgieter advanced to the 2018 Mrs. International pageant where she placed in the Top 16.
In the pageant world, Potgieter enjoys the opportunity to judge and emcee pageants. Other that winning a state title herself, one of her proudest moments was coaching her first national titleholder.