|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Born||Courtney Elizabeth Thomas
October 30, 1988
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
|Title(s)||Miss MidState 2007
Miss Moraine State 2008
Miss Cambria County 2009
Miss Jewel of the West 2010
Miss Pennsylvania 2010
|National Sweetheart 2009 (Top 10), Miss America 2011|
Thomas won the title of Miss Pennsylvania on June 19, 2010, when she received her crown from outgoing titleholder Shannon Doyle. Thomas’s platform is “Don't C.O.P.P. Out! Consequences Of Peer Pressure." Shortly before her 15th birthday, Thomas was severely injured as a passenger in a car accident caused by a drunk driver in which she broke both of her arms and legs. According to Thomas, her story “about rising above the Consequences Of Peer Pressure encourages youth as well as adults to take inventory of their lives and to think about every decision they make so that a bad decision won't end their life prematurely, or have a negative impact on their life.” Thomas is a senior biological sciences major at Drexel University. She hopes to become a physician with her own family practice.
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- "Miss Pa. crown goes to U. senior". The Triangle. July 9, 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-09-06. Retrieved 2010-08-30.
- "Drexel Student Named Miss Pennsylvania". Drexel University. June 28, 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-30.
- "Courtney Thomas - Miss Pennsylvania Bio". Miss Pennsylvania. August 30, 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-12-31. Retrieved 2010-08-30.
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