Platform: Hop on the Bus with R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
Meghan Miller was the first Miss America’s Outstanding Teen in 2006 and for as long as she can remember, watched the Miss America pageant and dreamed of one day becoming Miss America. When she was given the opportunity to represent the brand new Miss America’s Outstanding Teen program she knew what she wanted it to be: the little sister to Miss America. Throughout her year she worked not only with the MAOTeen organization but with Miss America as well to shape the program and the year of MAOT into a year of service and scholarship. Some of her favorite appearances from the year were working with the Dream Academy kids all across the US, performing in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving parade with Deidre Downs, visiting the sweet children at Give Kids the World, sharing her character education message at elementary schools across the nation and attending the Dream Academy Gala with Jennifer Berry where they had the opportunity to meet Hilary Clinton. Meghan’s hope for the organization in 2005 was that each year the new titleholder would bring her own heart and personality to the program further shaping it into an organization worthy of being called “The Little Sister to Miss America”. Each of her sisters wearing the MAOTeen crown, as well as all the state titleholders have done just that. Upheld the amazing reputation of the Miss America organization and helped establish Miss America’s Outstanding Teen as an enrichment program for todays young women. She could not be more proud of how this organization has grown in the last 10 years.
Since passing on her title as Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, Meghan attended the University of Texas at Austin where she graduated in 2010 with a BBA in Marketing. During her time in college, Meghan was a member of Texas Spirits and Alpha Phi where she served in various leadership positions. She also appeared on America’s Got Talent making it to the semi-finals round in Las Vegas. After graduation, Meghan began work with a Real Estate company doing marketing, technology and web mastering in Dallas, TX. It was then that she rediscovered her love for musical theatre and the performing arts. Throughout her time in Dallas, Meghan performed in 13 shows, gaining 3 column award nominations and one win. In August she made the move to New York City to pursue her dream of performing on the Great White Way. In her first month audition she landed a lead puppeteer role in John Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean. She will spend the next 6 months traveling around the US teaching elementary school children the value of friendship. She also appeared on the GSN’s show Let’s Ask America where she and her pal Audrey flew past the competition to win $5,500!
Meghan is thrilled to have the support of her Miss America’s Outstanding Teen family and she cannot wait to see what the next 10 years bring!