Erin O'Kelley

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Erin O'Kelley
Beauty pageant titleholder
Erin O'Kelley 1.jpg
Born Erin O'Kelley
(1986-03-04) March 4, 1986 (age 28)
Asheville, North Carolina, U.S.
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Blue
Title(s) Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2001
Miss North Carolina USA 2007
Major
competition(s)
Miss Teen USA 2001
Miss USA 2007 (Top 15)

Erin O'Kelley (born March 4, 1986) is a beauty queen from Asheville, North Carolina, United States who has competed in the Miss Teen USA pageant and for the Miss USA title in 2007.

O'Kelley won the Miss North Carolina Teen USA pageant on November 25, 2000, in her first attempt. She was crowned by 2000 titleholder Chelsea Cooley of Charlotte, North Carolina, who would later go on to win the Miss North Carolina USA and Miss USA titles. O'Kelley represented North Carolina in the Miss Teen USA 2001 pageant which was broadcast live from South Padre Island, Texas in August 2001, but did not place.[1] The pageant was won by Marissa Whitley of Missouri.

O'Kelley returned to pageantry in October 2006, competing for and winning the Miss North Carolina USA title, also on her first attempt.[2] She became the second Miss North Carolina Teen USA to win the Miss title, following Cooley[3] and second Miss Teen USA 2001 delegate to win a Miss USA state title, following Sarah Medley of South Carolina who won the Miss South Carolina USA title in 2005. Both O'Kelley and Medley are representatives of states directed by RPM Productions. O'Kelley was the fifth former Teen titleholder to win a Miss USA 2007 state title.

O'Kelley competed for North Carolina in the nationally televised Miss USA 2007 pageant which was broadcast live from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 23, 2007 where she placed in the top 15. Her "sister" titleholder is Katie Coble of Matthews, Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2007.

O'Kelley grew up in Arden, North Carolina and graduated from T. C. Roberson High School. She is a junior at North Carolina State University where she is studying for a major in broadcast journalism with a double minor in world literature and French.[4] In 2006 she won the Dr. John R. Bittner Scholarship from the Radio Television News Directors Association of the Carolinas.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Curtis, Mary (2007-03-03). "Eyes on the crown, with eyes on her". Charlotte Observer. 
  2. ^ Reinhardt, Susan (2006-11-05). "Roberson grad savoring thrills of Miss North Carolina crown". Asheville Citizen-Times. Retrieved 2006-11-06. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Asheville woman named Miss North Carolina USA". News 14 North Carolina. 2006-10-29. Retrieved 2006-11-06. 
  4. ^ Reinhardt, Susan (2006-11-05). "Roberson grad savoring thrills of Miss North Carolina crown". Asheville Citizen-Times. Retrieved 2006-11-06. [dead link]
  5. ^ RTNDAC Scholarships 2006 (Google cache) Retrieved 2006-11-06.

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Preceded by
Chelsea Cooley
Miss North Carolina Teen USA
2001
Succeeded by
Brittany Crews
Preceded by
Samantha Holvey
Miss North Carolina USA
2007
Succeeded by
Andrea Duke
RPM Productions
Titleholders 2007
Miss Louisiana USA
Elizabeth McNulty
Miss Louisiana Teen USA
Logan Travis
Miss North Carolina USA
Erin O'Kelley
Miss North Carolina Teen USA
Katie Coble
Miss South Carolina USA
Ashley Zais
Miss South Carolina Teen USA
Caitlin Upton