Miss Cobb County Alexa Gilomen, 22, a 2018 graduate of the University of Georgia and Suwanee resident, was crowned runner-up at the 2019 Miss Georgia Pageant on June 15. In her spare time, Alexa focuses on her community service outreach initiative by promoting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and music education programs in Title 1 schools. She was recently recognized for her work highlighting small businesses in Cobb County through her #ExploreCobb Facebook video series. Her extensive background in music led her to become a Top 50 finalist for “American Idol” in seasons 12 and 13 as well as perform the National Anthem for many events, including two Atlanta Falcons games.
Miss Historic Buford Holly Haynes was presented with the Preliminary On-Stage Interview Award, the Women in Business Award, the Overall Evening Wear Social Impact Award, and was named third runner-up at the 2019 Miss Georgia Pageant, earning more than $3,300 in scholarships. A resident of Sugar Hill, Haynes grew up in the area and graduated from North Gwinnett High School in 2014.