Betty Cantrell, Miss Georgia, is the new Miss America 2016
“Did he cheat? That’s a really good question. I’m not sure. I think I’d have to be there to see the ball, feel it and make sure it was deflated or un-deflated. But if there was any question there, then yes, I think he cheated. If there was any question to be had, I think he definitely cheated and he should’ve been suspended for that. That’s not fair.”
During her year as Miss America, she will serve as spokesperson for Healthy Children, Strong America. Along with the coveted title of Miss America 2016, Cantrell won a $50,000 scholarship provided in part by Joseph Ribkoff Inc. and the Miss America Organization to continue her education.
Cantrell’s reign will take her to every corner of the nation during her year of service as Miss America 2016. She will embark on her national speaking tour about her platform, Healthy Children, Strong America, and act as the official National Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals, is the national platform partner of the Miss America Organization.
More Information About Betty Cantrell, Miss America 2016
Hometown: Warner Robins, Georgia
Education: Mercer University, Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance
Platform Issue: Healthy Children, Strong America.
Scholastic Ambition: Graduate with Honors in Musical Theatre and Voice, Perform on Broadway
Talent: Classical Vocalist, Tu Tu Piccolo Iddio” from “Madame Butterfly”
Scholastic Honors: Academic and Music Scholarship-Mercer University; Music, Theatre and Pierce Leadership Scholarships-Wesleyan College; Floreida Harrell Scholarship for the Performing Arts.