“Greetings from the United States! I am thrilled to represent my country at Miss World and look forward to the experience of a lifetime awaiting me in London!”
Elizabeth hails from Kannapolis, a small town in Southern US, in the state of North Carolina. Currently working as a lobbyist, she hopes to become a political broadcaster for a major news network. To achieve this she plans to return to college to complement her Political Science & Journalism degree with one in Mass Communication. In her spare time Elizabeth likes to run, practice Bikram Yoga and watch musical theatre. She is also a fan of the NFL and PGA Tour. Elizabeth’s talents include en Pointe Ballet dancing, special effects make-up and baking.
“My hometown is the epitome of “Small Town USA”. It is a town where everyone knows one another. My family has lived in Kannapolis for generations. I’ve seen it evolve from a small mill town to a biotechnology hub. I am very proud to be from Kannapolis.”
Question Time With Elizabeth
What is the best app you’ve used in the last year?
I am constantly watching and reading the news. When I travel, Newser makes it easy for me to keep up with current events all over the world. Newser is an app that summarizes international news coverage and sends me updates whenever breaking news occurs. It keeps me informed of what’s going on in the world, regardless of where I am!
What is your favourite fashion website?
My favourite fashion website is Polyvore. This website allows its users to create entire outfits online and tells you where to find the unique pieces that make up the look. Polyvore keeps me updated on the latest trends worldwide and makes it easy for me to create my own unique version of these trends!
I love dessert! I am from the Southern part of the United States, so we take pride in our baked goods. My favourite is blackberry peach cobbler with homemade ice cream!
What is your most memorable encounter?
My most famous encounter was meeting President George Bush and President Jimmy Carter! These men were valid leaders of my country, and I have learned so much from their presidencies. My encounter with great leaders, such as these, inspires me even more to make a difference in the world around us.
My favourite music is traditional of North Carolina and is called Carolina Beach Music. It's a very jovial, yet relaxing genre that always makes me feel like I'm at the beach!
What annoys you most about the world you live in?
Apathy! Nothing frustrates me more than someone simply not caring. Everyone should find something to be passionate about. It is so important for leaders like Miss World to encourage the young generation to recognize their beliefs and to know that it is possible to make a difference.
World Designer Dress:
Elizabeth is wearing a gold silk Mikado Cape dress with a high slit and mesh neck, embellished with an intricate crystal and pearl design. This dress was designed by Mac Duggal, which is inspired by his Indian heritage in designing this worldly gown.
Formal Evening Wear:
Elizabeth will be wearing a tightly fitted Mac Duggal gown designed especially for the Miss World Show. The red dress has a low open back and deep v-neck with piping vertically placed through the dress to keep the shape. Features a fish tail shape from the knees, the dress has a large flare.