Skidmore was raised in Calico Rock, Arkansas. She attended Calico Rock High School. During her time, she was a member of the school’s Lady Pirates’ 2011 Class 1A senior girls’ state championship basketball team.
After graduating from high school in 2013, Skidmore attended the University of Arkansas where she majored in broadcast journalism. While there, she was a member of the Volunteer Action Committee. She graduated and is now working towards obtaining her law degree from University of Arkansas’ School of Law.
While in college, Skidmore competed in her first Miss America local, the 2015 Miss White River and Miss Batesville Pageant. She was crowned Miss Batesville 2015 and went on to compete at the 2015 Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant for the first time.
As a first time contestant, Skidmore did not make the Top 15. However, she awarded an Alpha Preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit Award as well as the Overall Alpha Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit Award.
Skidmore returned to the Miss America Organization in 2016. She entered her university’s pageant, the Miss University of Arkansas Scholarship Pageant. She was crowned Miss University of Arkansas 2016 and won the Overall Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit Award.
Skidmore advanced to the 2016 Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant. On her second try at the title, Skidmore was ultimately named first runner-up to Miss Arkansas 2016, Savvy Shields. She also won a Preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit Award.
Shields went on to win the title of Miss America 2016. With Shields win, Skidmore assumed the title of Miss Arkansas 2016. Skidmore was crowned Miss Arkansas 2016 in a ceremony by Shields shortly after she was crowned Miss America 2016.
After crowning her successor and taking time to concentrate on her studies, Skidmore entered the 2019 Miss Arkansas USA Pageant. She was crowned Miss Arkansas USA 2019 on November 18, 2018 at the Fort Smith Convention Center located in Fort Smith Arkansas.
Skidmore will go on to compete for the title of Miss USA 2019.
Model at Sculp Agency and Sales Associate at Trinkets Fayetteville
Which College Did Savannah Skidmore Attend?
University of Arkansas and University of Arkansas School of Law
FUN FACTS about Savannah Skidmore
She was crowned Miss University of Arkansas on the 50th anniversary of the pageant. She was awarded a $25,000 scholarship when she assumed the title of Miss Arkansas 2016. She was named the 2012-2013 Homecoming Queen at Calico Rock High School.