Hollingsworth competes for title of Miss Teen USA

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

This Saturday, July 29, Marshall County’s Megan Ski Hollingsworth will be competing to become 2017’s Miss Teen USA.

In October of 2016, Hollingsworth’s Miss Teen USA lifestyle began. She was crowned Miss Tennessee Teen USA on October 8, 2016 at Austin Peay State University.

From that moment, the excitement for the Miss Teen USA pageant commenced. Hollingsworth spent her senior year hitting the gym daily, getting facials, attending events, and preparing for her big event.

Megan Ski Hollingsworth will represent Lewisburg and Tennessee this weekend in the Miss Teen USA pageant.

Not only has she been staying active, Hollingsworth had not one, but two graduations this year.

She graduated from Columbia State Community College on May 6 where she earned an Associate of Science degree in business administration. Two weeks later, she put the cap and gown back on once more to graduate from Marshall County High School. She was the first student in Marshall County to earn a high school diploma and associates degree the same year.

Hollingsworth shows how hard work does pay off. She has been looking forward to the Miss Teen USA pageant all year.

Hollingsworth has been an inspiration to so many girls in Tennessee. She is not a quitter and her mindset has gotten her very far.

Hollingsworth departed Sunday for hot and sunny Phoenix, Arizona where this year’s pageant will be held.

Whatever the pageant’s outcome, Hollingsworth has something much more special than a crown; she has a great attitude and wonderful confidence. “Ever since I was crowned in October, I have grown so much as a person and experienced things I never thought I would have the chance to” Hollingsworth stated. “I am thankful for this experience because it has changed me, but for the better!” Hollingsworth has represented Tennessee well.

The Miss Teen USA pageant will be live streamed on the Miss Teen USA website. You can also view it on Microsoft’s Xbox Live. Coverage starts at 8 p.m. Central Time.