Taylor was crowned Miss Iowa in June 2015. She competed at Miss
America in September 2015 where she won preliminary talent on night one
of competition and lifestyle & fitness on night three. She was the first
double prelim winner at Miss America in 15 years and finished as a top
Originally from Clinton Iowa, Taylor will be a senior at the University
of Iowa and is on the Dean's List; a National Honors Society member; AP
student; a recipient of Drake University's Presidential Scholarship and
Drake's Highest Musical Theatre Scholarship.
Taylor is a talented vocalist and absolutely loves performing! Through
the Miss America Organization, Taylor has the opportunity to not only
perform but also share her passions with others. The program also
provides financial support for her education.
Taylor credits a solid family foundation for shaping her into the young
woman she has become, giving her the knowledge and assurance needed to
teach her younger siblings that with confidence and determination
anything is possible. With the support of her family and friends, she
knows her dreams and goals will forever be met.
As Miss Iowa, Taylor spends her time traveling the state of Iowa
visiting schools and businesses, performing at events and promoting the
Miss Iowa Scholarship Program, Children's Miracle Network, and her
personal platform, The St Baldrick's Foundation: SHAVE, SERVE, SHARE.
Through her platform, Taylor has raised thousands of dollars for
childhood cancer research, even shaving her head at age 17 to raise
funds for the cause. As Miss Iowa, she has the opportunity to become
involved with childhood cancer organizations on a grand scale as well as
reach out to children and families on a personal level.
Other interesting facts about Taylor: She is double
jointed; shaved her head in support of cancer research; has been in the
Philadelphia Thanksgiving Parade; can make balloon animals; is a musical
theatre junkie; is learning to speak Swahili and has a belay card.
To book Taylor for a school appearance, business event or performance,