While we were all swooning over the beautiful ladies that paraded their brilliance onstage in this year's Miss America Pageant, we had to take notice of our very own Miss Maryland. As a student from the Baltimore area, I have to say that I was rooting for our beautiful and talented Destiny Clark.
Herald Mail Media reports that our beautiful from Gaithersburg, Maryland represented the Arundel County in the run for the title of Miss Maryland. Clark demonstrated her outstanding talents by performing a song she had written herself. Her singing talents were accompanied by a sweet melody she composed herself to go with the tune. This only comes to show how truly amazing our candidate is! Clark's platform, on the other hand, was geared towards self-discovery and leadership. Her platform, which specifically said “Forge Your Own Destiny: The Importance of Self-Discovery and Mentorship for Our Youth.”, was meant to target the current problems the Baltimore community is facing in their day-to-day.
Clark was crowned Miss Maryland by the previous winner, Jade Kenny of Madison, who is now on her way to becoming a professional cheerleader for an NFL team, gave our leading lady some amazing advice. Herald Mail Media reports that before crowning her Kenny said, "This is your moment. Do not lean back. Lean in." Let's hope Ms. Clark does exactly that!
We are proud of you, Destiny! Regardless of the outcome, Marylanders everywhere are very proud of you.