A native of Sugar Hill in Atlanta, Holly Haynes was crowned Miss Georgia USA 2022 on 26 February 2022 and represented Georgia at the Miss USA 2022 pageant in Reno, Nevada. Holly was named one of Cobb Life Magazine’s Top 20 Young Professionals Under 40 for her professional success and work with her mentoring program #IAmEnough.
Miss Georgia USA 2022 Holly Haynes is a native Atlantan. She graduated with honors from North Gwinnett High School and cum laude from her dream school, the University of Georgia, with a BBA in Marketing, Minor in Fashion Merchandising, and Certificate in Personal and Organizational Leadership.
Holly has long been passionate about community service and has volunteered over 3,200 hours. As a college student, Holly was a YoungLife mentor and noticed the impact social media had on her mentees. Through this she created her internationally featured program and book #IAmEnough. Holly has been able to spread her message to organizations like YoungLife, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and Young Designers Sewing Club. Because of her work with #IAmEnough and professional success, Holly was honored to be named a Cobb Life Magazine Top 20 Young Professional Under 40.
In addition to her philanthropic and entrepreneurial ambitions, Holly enjoys singing, modeling, acting, and writing. Holly loves to spend her free with her family and friends, traveling, curling up with a good book, exploring local coffee shops or hiking the beautiful North Georgia mountains. She loves cheering on her favorite teams, the Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Braves.
Holly is new to the Miss GA USA stage but is no stranger to Georgia pageantry, having placed second runner-up at Miss GA 2021, third runner-up in 2019 and as a semi-finalist from 2016-2018!
The on-stage moments, the tension of the final two and the glory of the crowning, here are Holly’s state pageant photos.
Lights, camera, action! Professional photoshoots are one of the perks that comes from winning a title.
All beautiful things must come to an end, no matter how bittersweet. See Holly’s farewell walk and other candids from the weekend she crowned her successor Rachel Russaw as Miss Georgia USA 2023. Due to the timing of the 2022 and 2023 pageants Holly reigned for only nine months, from late February 2022 to November 2022.