Miss Columbus 2014 paid a visit to the WTVM Studio today,
Oct. 31, for a live interview with Chandi Lowry and Chuck Leonard.
Hayley Henderson, who works as Marketing Director for
Chick-Fil-A on Macon Rd., was recently crowned Miss Columbus this past Saturday,
"Columbus is home," says Henderson. "This is the city that
has made me the woman I am today, and the ability to be able to serve in this
city, to be an ambassador for Columbus, I'm just so looking forward to this
Henderson's platform is the March of Dimes, a cause for
premature babies to ensure that eventually all babies will be born healthy. "My niece was born
premature, and being able to see her so small at age seven, I knew that
families shouldn't have to go through that," she says.
Henderson will compete in the 2014 Miss Georgia pageant,
representing the very city that hosts the pageant annually. She says, "I don't think
it's really an advantage. I thinks it's more of a great opportunities to
welcome all the girls to my hometown, to let them know what our city is all
The 2014 Miss Georgia competition will be Henderson's third
time participating in the pageant. She was previously Miss Columbus State University
and Miss Troup County.
"Now having the opportunity to go back my final year as Miss
Columbus," Henderson says, "It's going to be a great year."
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