Angelica Mosley, the reigning Miss Houston County High School, will compete for the title of Miss Georgia Teen USA this month.
The Miss Georgia Teen USA pageant, to be held Nov. 21-23 at the Woodland Performing Arts Theatre in Cartersville, is a preliminary for the Miss Teen USA pageant and is part of the Miss USA/Miss Universe pageant system.
Mosley won the Miss Houston County High School title in February 2013 competing in her first pageant ever. Along with the title, Mosley won the interview and evening gown portions as well.
She was very active at Houston County High, where she was a member of the Black and Silver Brigade Band and served as the co-captain of the cymbal line her senior year. She graduated in May 2013 and now attends Middle Georgia State College and plans a career in radiology.
While not deliberately trying to break the pageant girl stereotype, Mosley brings a wide range of interests to her pageant competitions. She is interested in cooking and music and is avid outdoorswoman; she loves being outside and enjoys hunting, fishing and camping.
I am really close to my dad, and I have two older brothers, said Mosley. I am a Southern girl. It all just naturally blends.
Mosley also has another interest -- volunteering. She is a regular at Summers Landing retirement community and recently spent time working with another high schools band.
I just love helping people. It helps me be the best person I can be, said Mosley.
Interview is a large part of any pageant, and Mosley has spent the past months preparing by keeping up with the news and current events.
For me, preparing for the judges is helping them see the real you. They want to see if you can think on your feet, said Mosley.
Mosley is sponsored for the Miss Georgia Teen USA pageant by her family and Lowe Toyota of Warner Robins but is also seeking other sponsorships.
I am proud of the person that I am becoming, and I just want to go into this pageant with a positive attitude. I am not fully the person that I want to be -- I have high goals for myself and keep pushing myself towards them, said Mosley.
According to Martha Ellen Christopher, pageant coordinator for Miss USA in Georgia, the Miss USA system judging is split equally between swimsuit, evening gown and interview.
During the preliminary competition, all 75 contestants will compete. In the final night to be held on Nov. 23, the contestants will be narrowed down to 15 based on their preliminary competition and will start fresh competing again in the three categories. The top five girls chosen will answer an on stage question for the title.
The pageant is setting up a webcast for the competition. Check the Miss Georgia USA website for more information.
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