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Sarah M. Pennington


  • Image Eye Color Hazel
  • Image Zodiac Sign Libra
  • Image Height 5ft 5inch

Sarah M. Pennington, USA National Miss Heart of the South 2020, is a 21-year-old college student attending SCAD, the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. She is pursing a BFA in Film & TV with a minor in Business Management and Entrepreneurship with the hopes of becoming a film director. In addition to her academic endeavors, Sarah spends much of her time involved with motivation speaking. She is a passionate advocate on behalf of mental health and invisible disabilities, and enjoys sharing her story of courage and self-love with the hope of inspiring others. Sarah loves to travel with her service dog, Daisy, across the United States as she speaks to groups of all ages and sizes. One of the highlights of Sarah’s career thus far has been her appearance on the Megyn Kelly Today Show where she discussed breaking barriers as a pageant girl.

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    October 3, 1998

  • Georgia, United States


Motivational Speech

Pageant Platform

Redefining Disability

What is the Occupation of Sarah M. Pennington

Student/Full-Time Mental Health Advocate

Which School Did Sarah M. Pennington Attend?

McDaniel College, Savannah College of Art & Design

Why start competing in pageants

I began competing to redefine the beauty standards set by society. Women should love themselves, no matter their size, shape, or features.

FUN FACTS about Sarah M. Pennington

Sarah is a Harry Potter fanatic, and a hardcore Hufflepuff.


Best Fun Fashion Pageant Dresses: 2020 Edition

13 February 2017 https://www.pageantplanet.com/article/fun-fashion-pageant

In the Media

Md. beauty queen embraces hair pulling out disorder, competes without wig

4 August 2018 https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/local/maryland/md-beauty-queen-embraces-hair-pulling-out-disorder-competes-without-wig/65-573671335

Bald teen with hair-pulling disorder wins beauty pageant - and raises awareness

4 August 2018 https://www.today.com/health/bald-teen-hair-pulling-disorder-wins-beauty-pageant-raises-awareness-t120058

Pottsgrove student hopes to empower others

4 August 2018 http://www.readingeagle.com/life/article/hats-off-to-sarah-pennington

Teenager who was left BALD after pulling out all her hair while battling anxiety is now a beauty queen after refusing to cover her head with wigs

4 August 2018 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4727792/Teenager-left-bald-trichotillomania-beauty-queen.html

Pottsgrove student offers personal insight into mental illness, urges students to get help

4 August 2018 http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/MP/20170104/NEWS/170109896

Pageant queen overcomes hair-pulling disorder to become an advocate for mental health

24 October 2018 https://www.wusa9.com/article/syndication/heartthreads/pageant-queen-overcomes-hair-pulling-disorder-to-become-an-advocate-for-mental-health/507-603274074