The Reaction: Miss Clemson Will Be Crowned for Miss South Carolina 2019
Watch as Miss Clemson Morgan Nichols wins Miss South Carolina 2019 in Columbia, SC.
Watch as Miss Clemson Morgan Nichols win the Miss South Carolina Pageant 201
Miss Clemson, Morgan Nichols, is the new Miss South Carolina.
The resident of Lexington received a scholarship of $ 60,000. She will participate in the Miss America competition in September.
It was Nichol's first appearance in the competition – a rarity among the Miss South Carolina winners.
"I'm in shock right now," she said. "I can not believe it, this was my first time in the Miss South Carolina organization, and I'm just so happy."
Nichols mentions as a platform a commitment to MINT – science, technology, engineering, and math – with the goal To persuade students to stick to these areas, she plans to do her Master of Business Administration at Harvard.
Nichols, 22, was crowned by the former Miss South Carolina Davia Bunch Last year, she received a $ 50,000 scholarship and plans to graduate from the University of South Carolina in political science and to law school.
"There is just a lot of emotion," Bunch said after she gave up her crown, "I've come so close to all the girls all year round and I'm so proud of them all."
On Friday Miss Columbia teen Kellan Fenegan au s Lexington crowned the new Miss South Carolina teen.
The River The Bluff High School student received a $ 10,000 bank guarantee and a number of other perks and will represent Palmetto State on July 27 at Miss America's Outstanding Teen Competition in Orlando, Florida ,
The Miss South Carolina Teen first came second to the 17-year-old Julia Mistress from Miss Georgetown County.
16-year-old Fenegan plans to become a pediatric oncologist. On Tuesday evening she won the evening dress contest.
Fenegan received the crown on Friday from former teen Berkley Bryant from Miss South Carolina, also in the community.
Bryant, 18, from Anderson, plans to attend Clemson University and study business.
There were 51 candidates for Miss South Carolina and 50 candidates for Miss South Carolina Teen – all winners of regional pageants are held nationwide.
This year, the Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen pageants awarded $ 240,000 in scholarships, including $ 60,000 for Miss South Carolina, the nation's highest-grossing scholarship and even more than the scholarship for Miss America 2018 Amount of $ 50,000 Children's Miracle Network., For eight years. The charity organizes donations for children's hospitals, medical research and public awareness of children's health. This year, they raised $ 135,000, and more will come.
The candidates for Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen compete in three categories: Talent, Evening Wear / Question, and Judge Interviews. Teenagers also compete against each other in sportswear.
Talent has the highest weight at 35 percent, and the competition consists of a large number of singers, dancers, truncheons and musicians. But during the preparations there were also Speed Painters (for both music and dialogue), monologues and blockages for soul and pop music (anything but bluegrass) and a candidate who "sang" in sign language.
Interviews account for a further 35 percent and fitness and evening dresses / questions each count 15 percent. Thirty-five percent of the total score of a competitor in the preliminary rounds will be transferred to the final.
This is only the second year of the sportswear competition since Miss America dropped the swimsuit competition last year in a pivot called Miss America 2.0. The women and adolescents compete in an aerobic exercise.
In each category, participants are rated from 1 to 10 out of 5 judges, with the highest and lowest scores discarded. The preliminary results limit the competition to 15 finalists. A 16th, called People's Choice, will be selected by the fans of the pageant's live streaming broadcast on miss-sc.org.