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Mrs. Minnesota America 2022- Rachel Betterley

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Rachel Betterley was born March 2, 1991, in the river town city of Hastings, Minnesota.  At a young age, Rachel was gifted in the arts. “I was always holding a pencil.” She recalls. “I was the daydreaming, artsy kid constantly drawing new worlds, people, and realities.”

Likewise, Rachel has always been a people person, which is why she decided to become an art teacher. At nineteen, she pursued a bachelor’s degree in art education at the University of Minnesota Duluth and later received a master’s of art education at Boston University, graduating magna cum laude. In addition to urban and rural teaching experiences, She served internationally at Danila Kumar School in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Currently, she is serving her 9th year teaching high school art in St. Louis County.
 
Shortly after graduating, Rachel discovered the Miss America Organization and her life changed when she was crowned the 80th anniversary Miss Minnesota on June 13th, 2015. During this time, she served as the state ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and underwent a one-year anti-bullying awareness campaign that reached over 10,000 youth across the state of Minnesota.

Nationally, Rachel has appeared on Good Morning America and the Miss America Pageant live on ABC. Statewide, she has appeared on Fox 9, WDIO, Channel 12 News, Twin Cities News Talk, AM1280 The Patriot, AM 1460 KDWA, KBFT Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, Hastings Community TV, and was a brand ambassador for Zandolee Media. Her role as Miss Minnesota inspired many aspects of her teaching philosophies and passion for making the world a kinder place through art. Through her #ArtwithHeart Empty Bowl Fundraiser, thousands of dollars are raised annually for rural food banks.

As a 10 year teaching veteran and artist, her goal in the public eye is to inspire people to live their life as authentically as possible, no matter how weird, outrageous, or creative that may be. She affirms, “the confidence to express yourself at any age is invaluable to your happiness and goal-setting. When you embrace the inner-self that is truly fueling your passions, you can set yourself up for success and help others along the way.

Knowing the importance of art advocacy and staying true to those words, she decided to pursue pageantry in the MRS. division under the Mrs. America Organization. On June 12th, Rachel won the title of Mrs. Minnesota America 2022! She is honored to represent this great state and organization for established married women.

You can follow her on Facebook, Instagram (@rachelbetterley) and Twitter (@rmbetterley), where she enjoys posting about art, fashion, marriage, her two sons, Ryland and Nash, teaching, volunteering, snowmobiling, and various appearances. For more information visit: www.rachelbetterley.weebly.com

Miss Georgia for America Strong 2021- Alisha Meyer

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Hi I’m Alli, mother of a one year old son and engaged to marry my amazing fiancé. I am an advertising and branding undergraduate at Savannah College of Art and Design. I hope to spread the message of inclusivity and positivity in my year as Miss Georgia for America Strong.
I am a 12 year competitive track and field veteran and I attended Pittsburg State University on a track scholarship. Where my journey in sports ended, fashion began to blossom. I took an interest in pageantry in 2014 when I was recruited by a prior MAO Coach, while at a dress shop. I competed for Miss Kansas USA a couple of years later placing 3rd Runner Up and Most Photogenic. I am excited my journey has now led me to represent Georgia as the new Miss.
A few things I enjoy are fashion photography, image editing, drawing, design and spending time at the Atlanta Humane Society.

Mrs. Georgia American 2021- Sarah Chambers

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Sarah Chambers is an Attorney focused exclusively on professional liability defense for architects and engineers.  Prior to becoming an attorney, Sarah worked as an engineering consultant on construction projects of all sizes throughout the United States.  

Sarah received a B.S. in Management and Minor in Marketing, summa cum laude, from Georgia Tech.  She received her J.D., summa cum laude, from Georgia State University College of Law, graduating #6 in her class and also serving as Business Editor of the College’s Law Review journal and a member of the Moot Court team.

When she is not practicing law, Sarah and her family, which includes her husband of 18 years Chris Chambers and their two children Malone and Britton, can be found in numerous national and international television commercials and advertisements for major brands including Walmart, Dove, Disney and Edible Arrangements, among many others.  Sarah and her family can also be found out and about in their beautiful equestrian-centric hometown Milton, Georgia.

Mrs. Georgia America 2021- Darcy Castro

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About Mrs. Georgia America 2021

Leader, author and on-air personality, Mrs. Georgia America 2021 Darcy Castro creates content that speaks to the hearts of women from all walks of life. Her Empowerment Academy and #StrongWomenStrongWorld initiative foster a climate of growth for women of all identities and abilities to realize their potential as changemakers, both in their own lives and in their communities. Her diverse life experiences and professional background have made her a force in pageantry and beyond. Darcy and her husband LtCol Juan Castro, a pilot in the United States Air Force, are the parents of four children and have lived in many states across the country. This experience has given Darcy an intimate perspective of the diverse and beautiful people of the United States, and she is proud to call Georgia her forever home.