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Lauren Weaver was Miss Arkansas USA 2018


2nd runner-up 2017, Miss AR Teen USA 2014, 3rd runner-up 2013, 3rd runner-up 2012

A native of Greenwood, Lauren Weaver was crowned Miss Arkansas USA on 29 October 2017 and represented Arkansas at the Miss USA 2018 pageant in Shreveport, Louisiana. Lauren has founded her own digital engagement company for healthcare providers.

2018 bio:

Born in Arkansas, and raised in the city of Greenwood, Miss Arkansas USA 2018 Lauren Weaver loves calling the Natural State her home. Lauren is part of a large blended family. She has three half sisters, one half brother and two stepbrothers. She refers to her family as her best friends and biggest fans.

Lauren attends the University of Arkansas, where she will graduate in May 2018 with Bachelor’s in Business Marketing. She is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. Lauren is most proud of the balance she maintained with school and community. While being very involved on campus and around her state, she has been on the University of Arkansas’ Dean’s list every year.

Lauren works as a model and has worked with brands such as Sherri Hill, Tony Bowls, Lauren James, Sam’s Club and Dillards just to name a few. Lauren also is the marketing intern for a clothing line based in Fayetteville, Arkansas In her free time, Lauren enjoys bicycling, skydiving, hiking, exercising, anything involving the water and spending time with her family and dog, Kane.

As the daughter of an eight-year breast cancer survivor, Lauren is actively involved with Susan G. Komen of Arkansas. Lauren’s mother’s diagnosis at a young age has been the driving force behind her passion to spread awareness and educate young women on the importance of early detection.

Throughout her reign, Lauren wants to empower young women around Arkansas to get fit by healthy eating and exercising, and to become more civic-minded by giving back to their community.

Miss USA pageant photos

Competing in the Miss USA pageant is once-in-a-lifetime event few get to experience. Here are Lauren’s official Miss USA photos.

State pageant photos

The on-stage moments, the tension of the final two and the glory of the crowning, here are Lauren’s state pageant photos.

Professional photos

Lights, camera, action!  Professional photoshoots are one of the perks that comes from winning a title.

Candid & Appearance photos

From events straight after her crowning to her final appearances before she passes on her crown, here’s a look at all the appearances Lauren made during her reign, as well as other candid photos during her year.

Previous pageant photos

There’s nothing better than watching a contestant progress from year to year! Here’s a look back at Lauren’s previous pageant photos.

Farewell photos

All beautiful things must come to an end, no matter how bittersweet. See Lauren’s farewell walk and other candids from the weekend she crowned her successor Savannah Skidmore as Miss Arkansas USA 2019.

After the crown

Winning a state title is a sisterhood for life. Here are Lauren’s “after the crown” photos.

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