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Holly Haynes was Miss Georgia USA 2022

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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.

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2022 bio:

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!

Miss USA pageant photos

Competing in the Miss USA pageant is once-in-a-lifetime event few get to experience. Here are Holly’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 Holly’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 Holly made during her reign, as well as other candid photos during her year.

Farewell photos

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.

After the crown

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

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