- Amanda Kozak
Pageant titleholder bio
Miss Georgia2006, Miss Georgia USA2008
Miss America 2007(2nd runner-up), Miss USA 2008
Warner Robins, Georgia, U.S.
birthname= Amanda Kozak
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Amanda Kozak (born
July 24, 1984) is a beauty queen from Warner Robins, Georgiawho placed second runner-up at Miss America2007 and is the current Miss Georgia USA. She will compete in the Miss USA 2008pageant.
Kozak first competed in the
Miss Georgiapageant in 2004 where she made the top eleven. The following year she placed first runner-up to Monica Pang. Kozak represented Georgia in the Miss National Sweetheart pageant (for Miss America state runners-up) in September 2005, and placed first runner-up.
In June 2006, after winning the Miss Valdosta local title, Kozak won the
Miss Georgia2006 title. She also won preliminary awards in swimsuit and evening gown. Her platform for the state pageant was "Positive Role Models Through Mentoring"
Kozak represented Georgia in the
Miss America2007 pageant held in Las Vegas, Nevadaon 29 January, 2007and placed second runner-up to Lauren Nelsonof Oklahoma. This was the second consecutive year that Georgia placed in the top three, as Pang had placed first runner-up at Miss America 2006. Kozak's talent was a tap dance performance, and her platform issue was Mentoring with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Organization.
Kozak, a graduate of
Warner Robins High School, has a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Valdosta State University.
On November 10th, 2007 she was crowned
Miss Georgia USA2008. She is the first ever Miss Georgia to win the title and will represent Georgia at Miss USA 2008. She will attempt to become only the fifth woman to place in the top 5 at both national pageants (Miss America and Miss USA). Despite being tipped a favorite in the pageant, she surprisingly did not make the first cut and is one of very few Miss America runner ups not to make the Miss USA semifinals (i.e. Rebekah Ann Keller, Miss California USAand Miss California).
* [http://missga.com Miss Georgia official website]
* [http://missgeorgiausa.com Miss Georgia USA official website]
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