The Miss America Organization has provided a myriad of opportunities for young women since its beginning. Miss South Carolina 1986 Dawn Smith Jordan brings us up to date on what she’s been up to since she was crowned thanks to MAO:
Becoming Miss South Carolina and second runner up to Miss America directly affected the course of my life. I was a vocal performance graduate and my dream was to become a recording artist. As Miss South Carolina, I made 350 appearances where I began to sing Christian music professionally. I released my first recording as Miss South Carolina entitled Dawn of a New Day, Miss SC 1986 Sings For You.
I had made a name for myself as a performer during my tenure as Miss South Carolina. After giving up my title I continued to receive calls from churches, conferences, and other events requesting that I come sing or speak. In 1987 I was asked to sing for Pope John Paul II when he visited South Carolina. I also appeared on the 700 Club and many other national TV and radio programs.
I was not Miss America, but I was given the amazing honor of being Miss South Carolina 1986, which opened a vast amount of doors for me to walk through as I continue this journey, which is the life God has entrusted me to live to the very fullest.
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