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Maggie Bridges crowned Miss Georgia

Maggie Bridges of Brinson, Georgia was selected Saturday to represent Georgia at the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City. She was crowned Miss Georgia 2014 following pageant competiton in Colombus, Georgia.

Miss Georgia 2014 Maggie Bridges
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Finishing in the top five at the state pageant were Taylor Voyles, first runner-up; Betty Cantrell, second runner-up; Courtney Walker, third runner-up; and Michelle Johnson, fourth runner-up. At the time of her crowning, Bridges was Miss Capital City. She was named a preliminary winner in the swimsuit competition on Thursday.

Bridges was third runner-up at last year’s Miss Georgia competition. She entered last year’s pageant as Miss Cobb County.

She performs as a vocalist as her pageant talent. She performed “You’ll be in My Heart” from “Tarzan.”

Her pageant platform is, “Impacting Others through Volunteerism.” She is a student at Georgia Tech.

Bridges succeeds Miss Georgia 2013 Carly Mathis. The former Miss Atlanta finished in the top 10 at last year’s Miss America Pageant, and was named a preliminary winner in the swimsuit competition.

If Bridges is crowned Miss America, she will become the second Georgia contestant to wear the national crown. The first was Miss Georgia 1952 Neva Jane Langley.

Olivia McMillan was crowned Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen. She will represent her state in July at the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant in Orlando, Florida.

The teen pageant is the younger-sister competition within the Miss America Organization. Contestants are ages 13-17 years old.

McMillan entered the state pageant as Miss Warner Robins’ Outstanding Teen. She was named a preliminary talent winner at the state pageant earlier in the week.

McMillan’s pageant talent is singing opera.

If she wins the national pageant, she will be the first contestant from Georgia to reign as Miss America’s Outstanding Teen.

McMillan succeeds Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen 2013 Jameson Kemerly. The former Capital City’s Outstanding Teen was third runner-up at the national pageant.