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Shayla Jackson was Miss Georgia Teen USA 2020

18
Valdosta

Semi-finalist 2017

2nd runner-up at Miss Teen USA 2020

A native of Valdosta, Shayla Jackson was crowned Miss Georgia Teen USA on 23 November 2019 and represented Georgia at the Miss Teen USA 2020 pageant in Memphis, Tennessee. Shayla hopes to become an audiologist and help others who are hearing impaired, like her. She has written her own children’s book, “When I Wear My Crown”, about the importance of social acceptance and living life with a caring heart.

2020 bio:

Miss Georgia Teen USA 2020 Shayla Jackson is a senior at Lowndes High School and plans to attend her hometown college, Valdosta State University, for a four- year degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree, Shayla plans to go to Auburn University to pursue her dream in becoming an Audiologist and helping others who are hearing impaired, like her.

Diagnosed with hearing loss when she was 3 years old, the news was life changing, and she and her family have faced many obstacles, yet Shayla has never let her hearing impairment dictate what she is capable of achieving.

Star Volleyball player, who has received numerous awards including MVP and 1st pick all regional, Honor Roll Student and Best Big sister ever are three roles Shayla proudly plays in her hometown of Valdosta, Georgia.

Was it easy? Not always. Shayla experienced exclusion at a very young age and was harassed by her peers for wearing hearing aids and for talking differently.

Flash forward to 2017, when Shayla created her social media movement, #spreadthelove. This campaign promotes kindness, acceptance and inclusion. It is important that Shayla champion for this cause and share her life experiences with others so they will never feel the loneliness she felt growing up.

Now, almost three years later, Shayla has spoken to hundreds of children about the importance of social acceptance and living life with a caring heart. Her hope is that her book “When I Wear My Crown” will help anyone who reads it #spreadthelove.

Aside from her social impact initiatives, Shayla enjoys being a teenager and many different hobbies! Often you will find her cruising her jeep listening to her favorite tunes, hunting, and collecting ball caps and stickers.

Miss Teen USA pageant photos

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

State pageant photos

The on-stage moments, the tension of the final two and the glory of the crowning, here are Shayla’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 passed on her crown, here’s a look at all the appearances Shayla 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 Shayla’s previous pageant photos.

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