Destiny Clark

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Destiny Clark
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Destiny Clark, performs at the preliminaries of Miss America 2016.
Born
Destiny Clark

1997/1998 (age 21–22)
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
TitleMiss Anne Arundel County 2015
Miss Maryland 2015
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorHazel
Major
competition(s)
Miss America 2016
Websitehttp://www.destinyclark.com/

Destiny Clark is an American singer-songwriter, musician, actress, model, and beauty pageant titleholder from Gaithersburg, Maryland, who was crowned Miss Maryland 2015. She competed for the Miss America 2016 title in September 2015.

Pageant career[edit]

Early pageants[edit]

In October 2014, Clark was selected as a state finalist in Maryland's Miss USA pageant system. After raising the $995 entry fee through a GoFundMe campaign, Clark competed in the 2015 Miss Maryland USA pageant held October 31–November 2, 2014. She placed 3rd to state title winner Mamé Adjei.[1]

Miss Maryland 2015[edit]

On January 11, 2015, Clark was crowned Miss Anne Arundel County 2015.[2] She entered the Miss Maryland pageant at Hagerstown's Maryland Theater in June 2015 as one of 24 qualifiers for the state title.[3] Clark's competition talent was singing her original composition "Everything Happens for a Reason" while playing a guitar.[2] Her platform is "Forge Your Own Destiny: The Importance of Self-Discovery and Mentorship for Our Youth".[4]

Clark won the competition on Saturday, June 27, 2015, when she received her crown from outgoing Miss Maryland titleholder Jade Kenny.[2] She earned more than $10,000 in scholarship money, a fox fur coat, and other prizes from the state pageant.[2][5] As Miss Maryland, her activities include public appearances across the state of Maryland.

Vying for Miss America 2016[edit]

Clark was Maryland's representative at the Miss America 2016 pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in September 2015.[5][6] In the televised finale on September 13, 2015, she placed outside the Top 15 semi-finalists and was eliminated from competition. She was awarded a $3,000 scholarship prize as her state's representative.[7][8] In addition, Clark was awarded a $1,000 Top Talent award for her original vocal and guitar performance.[9]

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