Thirty six candidates from across the state of Oklahoma competed for the title of Miss Oklahoma. Megan Gold, Miss Bricktown, was crowned the winner on June 11, at the River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa. Gold receives a $25,000 cash scholarship to further her education and will represent Oklahoma in the Miss America Competition.
For the talent competition, Gold performed a flute solo to, “Dueling Banjos.” Her social Impact Initiative is, “America, Let’s Do Lunch – Ending Senior Hunger.” Gold volunteers with Meals on Wheels. She says, “Although my current efforts are geared toward seniors, as Miss Oklahoma, I will work to fight hunger for all Oklahomans.” Gold is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology with a Minor in Broadcast Journalism. Gold also won the Red Carpet Award on the first night of preliminary competition and the Overall Talent award on the second night of preliminary competition.
The remaining top five finalists included, first runner-up, Emily Faith, Miss Tulsa; second runner-up, Miss Oklahoma City, Mackenzie McIntyre; third runner-up, Miss Oklahoma State Fair, Claire Grace; and fourth runner-up, Miss Edmond, Evelyn Smith. All 36 candidates received a minimum of a $1,000 scholarship.
The Miss America Organization is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Each year, the MAO makes available millions in cash and tuition scholarship assistance. This assistance is not just for the handful of young women who become Miss America, but is available to all young women who compete in the state and local competitions across the nation. The organization stands for empowering young women across the country to be the best they can be through leadership, talent, communication skills and smarts.
The Miss Oklahoma Organization is proud to offer over $2,000,000 in scholarships to candidates each year statewide. Throughout the Miss Oklahoma Competition, candidates compete in interview, talent, red carpet evening wear, advocate for their social impact initiative, and demonstrate how they are uniquely qualified for the job of being Miss Oklahoma.