Following her Miss North Carolina reign, Robertson used the scholarship funds to fund her college education. She taught physical education for eight years in her native North Carolina. Although she began her public speaking career with her pageant title, Robertson achieved national attention only after a handful of humorous clips from her talks became viral videos in 2009. Robertson distinguishes between a humorist, which she considers herself, and a comedian, stating, "The humorist weaves the longer stories with a point. We don't go 'after' anybody. I'm telling my life."