Who We Are
The Miss Universe Organization empowers women to develop the confidence they need to achieve their personal best. A confident woman has the power to make real change, starting in her local community with the potential to reach a global audience. We encourage every woman to get out of her comfort zone, be herself, and continue to define what it means to be confidently beautiful.
To provide the tools which help women to be their personal best. Self-confidence is the key. Every woman should have the confidence to stand up in any situation and declare, "I am secure and that's what makes me beautiful!"
The Miss Universe Organization is a company run by women for women, built on a foundation of inclusion and continues to be a celebration of diversity. Annually, nearly ten thousand young women participate in Miss Universe pageant events.
The contestants and titleholders that have gone through the Miss Universe system are able to cultivate their personal career goals, advocate for humanitarian issues and be a voice to affect positive change in the world. These women are forward thinking and motivated to not just talk about this change, but to initiate it. They have gone on to high-profile careers in government, business, finance, broadcasting, as well as film and television.
The Miss Universe Organization places priority on the importance of getting involved and giving back by providing a dedicated international platform of charitable partnerships. As leaders and role models within their communities, our contestants and titleholders work to affect positive change through volunteering, fundraising and advocacy.
During their reign, our winners are given the tools to personally and professionally enrich others by dedicating themselves to raising awareness and much needed funds for philanthropic endeavors.
Research has shown the #1 obstacle for women to overcome in reaching their potential in any endeavor is a lack of self-confidence. In doing so our contestants and titleholders have the opportunity to grow as women and be confident in any goal they choose to pursue. While we are a competition, the women who participate also learn to help one another and create a network of friends and colleagues on which to draw support.
Miss Kentucky USA® 2017
Height: 5’ 9”
Madelynne Myers will graduate this May from Vanderbilt University, completing a challenging Molecular and Cellular Biology major with a Chemistry and Spanish minor. Myers plans on attending medical school after graduation to pursue her goal of becoming a surgeon. Her medical mission work in Africa, Nicaragua, and Honduras has inspired her to make certain that we maintain a sense of gratitude and work to better the world we live in - at home and abroad. An avid proponent of education, Myers believes that poverty and gender inequality can be eradicated through education. Myers hopes to win the Miss USA 2017 crown so she can use her platform to educate and help people around the world.
Miss Kentucky Teen USA® 2017
Height: 5’ 4”
Olivia Prewitt is currently a senior at Danville High School where she’s very involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, is the Student Body Vice President, and a member of the Honor Society. Olivia was selected as a Youth Salute Scholar and has been on the Homecoming Court. While at DHS, she has been a cheerleader, basketball manager, and has played on the tennis and volleyball varsity teams. Olivia attends Southland Christian Church and has served in the nursery for five years where she enjoys keeping babies every other Sunday. She is also is mentor to a local elementary student whom she meets with each week and was a “student star” in Dancing with the Danville Stars fundraising event that helped bring in over $18,000 to the Danville Schools. Olivia has also served as a prayer leader at the annual “See You At The Pole” event every September since the 1st grade. Olivia will attend the University of Kentucky where she plans to major in Broadcast Journalism.
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