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Miss North Carolina

To become Miss North Carolina, a 19-26 year old candidate must first enter and win a local competition—a process requiring hard work, talent and personal commitment. As a local titleholder, a candidate may go on to compete at the annual Miss NC Competition.

Miss North Carolina's
Outstanding Teen

The MNCOTeen program is a division of The Miss NC Organization for young women ages 13-18. Candidates compete in areas such as interview, talent, and social impact for scholarships to further their education.

“Because of this program, I'll become the first college graduate in my family and will do so debt-free”

Carli Batson, Miss North Carolina 2021

from our blog.

Latest News

Miss North Carolina and Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen 2022 Competitions Return to High Point, NC

04/01/2022 High Point, N.C. – The selection of the candidate who will compete in the Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen competitions will return to High Point, NC this summer. The Miss North Carolina […]

Adrienne Sulkey Appointed New Miss North Carolina Business Manager

02/23/2022 Raleigh, N.C. – The Miss North Carolina Organization is pleased to announce longtime Miss NC volunteer Adrienne Sulkey as the next Business Manager for the reigning Miss North Carolina. Sulkey will coordinate Miss North […]

Williams and Clegg to Lead Miss NC Organization as Executive Director and Chairman

12/27/21 Raleigh, NC – The Miss North Carolina Organization’s Board of Directors have selected Susan Williams as the organization’s new Executive Director. Williams, a native of Fayetteville, has been involved with the MNCO since 1977 […]
What's the only thing better than work weekend? Birthday weekend! 🎂🎉 Wishing the happiest day to our wonderful @missamericanc! #Feeling22 #MissNC

What's the only thing better than work weekend? Birthday weekend! 🎂🎉 Wishing the happiest day to our wonderful @missamericanc! #Feeling22 #MissNC ...

Our list of Official Award Donors continues to grow! The next Miss North Carolina will have the opportunity to work with and promote some seriously fabulous wardrobe sponsors, photographers, Vrbos, and specialty shops across our state. ⁣
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If you or your business would like to be a part of this amazing group, please contact Amanda Roberts at awroberts@triad.rr.com.⁣
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#MissNC #MNCOTeen #MAO100

Our list of Official Award Donors continues to grow! The next Miss North Carolina will have the opportunity to work with and promote some seriously fabulous wardrobe sponsors, photographers, Vrbos, and specialty shops across our state. ⁣

If you or your business would like to be a part of this amazing group, please contact Amanda Roberts at [email protected]

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#MissNC #MNCOTeen #MAO100
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Happy #InternationalWomensDay! There's no question that women wear many hats - friend, scholar, daughter, leader - and so much more. Today and every day, we celebrate women's achievements and stand up to #BreaktheBias! 👒🎓👑⁣⁣
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#MissAmerica #MissNC #MAO100

Happy #InternationalWomensDay! There's no question that women wear many hats - friend, scholar, daughter, leader - and so much more. Today and every day, we celebrate women's achievements and stand up to #BreaktheBias! 👒🎓👑⁣⁣
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#MissAmerica #MissNC #MAO100
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There's only a few spots remaining for the Miss NC/MNCOTeen Class of 2022! If you've competed in at least one local preliminary this season, you may be eligible for the 2022 Sweeps Competition. Reserve your spot by emailing sweeps@missnc.org.

There's only a few spots remaining for the Miss NC/MNCOTeen Class of 2022! If you've competed in at least one local preliminary this season, you may be eligible for the 2022 Sweeps Competition. Reserve your spot by emailing [email protected] ...

The Miss North Carolina Organization is pleased to announce longtime Miss NC volunteer Adrienne Sulkey as the next Business Manager for the reigning Miss North Carolina. Sulkey will coordinate Miss North Carolina’s travel schedule and appearance schedule throughout the year.

No stranger to the Miss NC competition stage, Sulkey is a former Miss Garner (‘99), Miss Greensboro and 4th Runner Up to Miss NC 2000, Miss Western Piedmont and 1st Runner Up to Miss NC 2001), candidate hostess, as well as a Carolina Princess and Outstanding Teen committee member. Sulkey, a resident of Huntersville, will continue to serve as the MNCO’s HBCU outreach coordinator while business manager.

>>> Learn more at www.MissNC.org.

The Miss North Carolina Organization is pleased to announce longtime Miss NC volunteer Adrienne Sulkey as the next Business Manager for the reigning Miss North Carolina. Sulkey will coordinate Miss North Carolina’s travel schedule and appearance schedule throughout the year.

No stranger to the Miss NC competition stage, Sulkey is a former Miss Garner (‘99), Miss Greensboro and 4th Runner Up to Miss NC 2000, Miss Western Piedmont and 1st Runner Up to Miss NC 2001), candidate hostess, as well as a Carolina Princess and Outstanding Teen committee member. Sulkey, a resident of Huntersville, will continue to serve as the MNCO’s HBCU outreach coordinator while business manager.

>>> Learn more at www.MissNC.org.
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Our celebration of groundbreaking African-American local titleholders continues with four more incredible women!  
 
Maya Bryant ushered in a new era for the Miss Zebulon program in 2019 as the first titleholder to be crowned in 50 years, and the first woman of color as well. RaSheeda Waddell was the first Black woman to be named Miss Randolph County in 2005, and Kendria Perry was the first to earn the Miss Metrolina crown that same year. 
 
Kendria went on to be named Miss Pennsylvania in 2008. Rahmeka Cox, Miss Spivey’s Corner 2015 (following in the footsteps of Jacquelyn Payne, Miss Spivey's Corner '07), also earned a prestigious state title, succeeding fellow NC native Nia Franklin as Miss New York after she was crowned #MissAmerica 2019.  
 
#MAO100 #MissNC #BlackHistoryMonth

Our celebration of groundbreaking African-American local titleholders continues with four more incredible women!  

Maya Bryant ushered in a new era for the Miss Zebulon program in 2019 as the first titleholder to be crowned in 50 years, and the first woman of color as well. RaSheeda Waddell was the first Black woman to be named Miss Randolph County in 2005, and Kendria Perry was the first to earn the Miss Metrolina crown that same year. 

Kendria went on to be named Miss Pennsylvania in 2008. Rahmeka Cox, Miss Spivey’s Corner 2015 (following in the footsteps of Jacquelyn Payne, Miss Spivey's Corner '07), also earned a prestigious state title, succeeding fellow NC native Nia Franklin as Miss New York after she was crowned #MissAmerica 2019.  

#MAO100 #MissNC #BlackHistoryMonth
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Did you know that the first African-American woman to compete at #MissNC was Pauletta Pearson, Miss Newton-Conover 1970? ⁣
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Today, we celebrate the rich talent and leadership that so many trailblazing women of color have continued to embody in the time since. ⁣
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Meet Miss Asheville ‘16 Kahlani Jackson, Miss Blue Ridge Valley ‘88 Toni Jackson Hannah, Miss Cabarrus County ‘13 Ashley Sanders, and Miss Goldsboro ‘93 (later Miss NY '95) Helen Goldsby.⁣ 
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#BlackHistoryMonth #MAO100

Did you know that the first African-American woman to compete at #MissNC was Pauletta Pearson, Miss Newton-Conover 1970? ⁣

Today, we celebrate the rich talent and leadership that so many trailblazing women of color have continued to embody in the time since. ⁣

Meet Miss Asheville ‘16 Kahlani Jackson, Miss Blue Ridge Valley ‘88 Toni Jackson Hannah, Miss Cabarrus County ‘13 Ashley Sanders, and Miss Goldsboro ‘93 (later Miss NY '95) Helen Goldsby.⁣

#BlackHistoryMonth #MAO100
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⁣Happy #BlackHistoryMonth! This year, we’re excited to honor some of the trailblazing titleholders who broke ground on the local level. 👸🏾⁣
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As the first African-American women to claim the crown in their region, these incredible individuals opened the doors for the next generation to come. From left to right: TyNia Brandon, Miss Queen City ‘13; Jessica Floyd, Miss Gastonia ‘05; Adrienne Perry, Miss Garner ‘99; and Melissa Shaw, Miss Wilson ‘01.⁣
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#MissNC #MissAmerica #BlackGirlMagic #MAO100

⁣Happy #BlackHistoryMonth! This year, we’re excited to honor some of the trailblazing titleholders who broke ground on the local level. 👸🏾⁣

As the first African-American women to claim the crown in their region, these incredible individuals opened the doors for the next generation to come. From left to right: TyNia Brandon, Miss Queen City ‘13; Jessica Floyd, Miss Gastonia ‘05; Adrienne Perry, Miss Garner ‘99; and Melissa Shaw, Miss Wilson ‘01.⁣

#MissNC #MissAmerica #BlackGirlMagic #MAO100
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We are heartbroken to learn of the passing of Cheslie Kryst. She was a role model and mentor to so many and we are forever grateful for her impact. Our deepest condolences to her family and friends during this difficult time.

We are heartbroken to learn of the passing of Cheslie Kryst. She was a role model and mentor to so many and we are forever grateful for her impact. Our deepest condolences to her family and friends during this difficult time. ...

A passionate advocate for the arts, @missamericanc’s Social Impact Initiative is Carolina Cares. Through her work, Carli once raised over $8,000 in one night - money that was used to send 31 children to theatre camp tuition-free! 🎭

#MissAmerica #MAO #MissNC #MissAmerica100

A passionate advocate for the arts, @missamericanc’s Social Impact Initiative is Carolina Cares. Through her work, Carli once raised over $8,000 in one night - money that was used to send 31 children to theatre camp tuition-free! 🎭

#MissAmerica #MAO #MissNC #MissAmerica100
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PRESS RELEASE: Williams and Clegg to Lead Miss NC Organization as Executive Director and Chairman. >>> Read more at MissNC.org

PRESS RELEASE: Williams and Clegg to Lead Miss NC Organization as Executive Director and Chairman. >>> Read more at MissNC.org ...

The 100th Anniversary #MissAmerica will be crowned tonight! Tune in via @peacocktv at 8PM to cheer on our magnificent @missamericanc. 👑

The 100th Anniversary #MissAmerica will be crowned tonight! Tune in via @peacocktv at 8PM to cheer on our magnificent @missamericanc. 👑 ...

Last night, @missamericanc was recognized as one of the top fundraisers for the #MissAmerica Organization's scholarship fund - and walked away with a $1000 scholarship of her own! Congratulations Carli!

Last night, @missamericanc was recognized as one of the top fundraisers for the #MissAmerica Organization's scholarship fund - and walked away with a $1000 scholarship of her own! Congratulations Carli! ...

After a stunning Talent performance yesterday, @missamericanc takes the stage for Preliminary Night #2 this evening! 👑 #MissAmerica100 #MissNC #MissAmerica

After a stunning Talent performance yesterday, @missamericanc takes the stage for Preliminary Night #2 this evening! 👑 #MissAmerica100 #MissNC #MissAmerica ...

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