Ladies First

Johnny Lu

Georgia Southern University sophomore public relations major Caroline Burnette will represent the title of Miss International City 2016 at the next Miss Georgia Pageant.

According to The Sun News, the 19-year-old Statesboro native was crowned after competing in the 2016 Miss International City and Miss Warner Robins pageant held at the Homer J. Walker Civic Center in Warner Robins, Ga on Saturday August 29. 

Next to winning the crown of Miss International City, Burnette was also named the lifestyle and fitness winner of the pageant. 

Burnette will anticipate multiple appearances representing her local title within both the community and the state. According to the Statesboro Herald, Burnette will spend time throughout the year promoting the Miss America Organization platform and working with hospitals under the Children’s Miracle Network. In addition, Burnette will be able to promote her individually chosen platforms.

Joining Burnette is 21-year-old agricultural communications major of the University of Georgia Tess Hammock, who won the 2016 Miss Warner Robins crown and the talent award at the pageant for her vocal performance, according to The Statesboro Herald. Both of the young ladies will advance to compete in the Miss Georgia Pageant in Columbus, Ga in June of 2016.