Two local women competed on Miss America stage

(Miss America website)

Sunday night, two women from the WPDE viewing area competed for the Miss America crown.

Suzi Roberts is Miss South Carolina and Victoria Huggins is Miss North Carolina.

Roberts made it into the Top Ten at the pageant. She is a native of and lives in Pawleys Island.

The 24-year-old moved away from the Grand Strand at the age of 12 to train with prestigious ballet companies. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in Public Relations and Political Science. Her biography says she aspires to become an attorney and policymaker with a focus on children’s issues. She is the reigning Miss Columbia.

Huggins is from St. Pauls in Robeson County.

The 23-year-old is a graduate of UNC Pembroke with a degree in Mass Communication. She worked as a producer and reporter for WECT TV in Wilmington, NC. She is the reigning Miss Sampson County.

Roberts and Huggins were among the 51 contestants to compete Sunday night in Atlantic City, NJ.

In preliminary rounds, Miss South Carolina Suzi Roberts was named the winner of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital’s Miracle Maker Award. She raised more than $60,000 for the CMN Hospitals. Miss North Carolina Victoria Huggins was first runner up for that award.

Roberts was also named second runner up for the Miss America Quality of Life Award.

The new Miss America is Miss North Dakota Cara Mund.

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