When it comes to beauty pageants it’s usually not the ladies shoes that anyone notices. But a press release today has everyone buzzing about Miss Georgia’s choice of footwear at the Miss America pageant.
This year’s Miss America pageant in Atlantic City will feature a first- 3d printed shoes. Hey will be worn by Miss Georgia, Georgia Tech student Maggie Bridges. And the shoes certainly let Bridges school pride show. The sparkling gold shoes look like a stylized Model a sports coupe, a.k.a the Ramblin’ Wreck, a.k.a the mascot of Georgia Tech.
“Beauty pageants may not be the first thing you might associate with a Georgia Tech student,” Bridges told a student paper. “I feel like being a female at Tech, it’s kind of your duty to break stereotypes.”
Maggie Bridges is a twenty-one year old business administration major at Georgia Tech. She gained her crown as Miss Georgia after earning her place in the competition as Miss Capital City. Bridges certainly made the shoes a student affair. They were designed by a team of three Georgia Tech industrial students. The shoes feature a modern blend of 3D printing and precise laser cutting.
The Ramblin’ Wreck shoes will make their public debut next week during Atlantic City’s Miss America "Show Us Your Shoes" Parade. While they’re the first 3D printed shoes to grace the parade they will certainly have a lot of competition for attention. The parade is known for it’s eye catching- and often wildly outlandish footwear choices by contestants.
The Miss America pageant will air live from Atlantic City on ABC on Saturday September, 14th.
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