Miss Kentucky will be youngest in Miss America Competition

Miss Kentucky 2015, Clark Davis

LEXINGTON- Clark Janell Davis, Miss Horse Capital of the World, was crowned Miss Kentucky 2015 in July at just 17 years old. Clark, a Lafayette and SCAPA graduate, is a sophomore at the University of Kentucky where she is majoring in Vocal Performance with a minor in Political Science and eventually hopes to earn a law degree.
Clark’s platform issue focuses on raising awareness about dyslexia, a condition which she was diagnosed with in the 3rd grade. As a result of this condition Clark was placed in special education classes until the 6th grade. However, with the help of her teachers and family she was able to overcome this diagnosis and achieve academic excellence which included graduating high school a year early and earning a full scholarship to attend the University of Kentucky.
Now 18, the Lexington native will be the youngest competitor in the Miss America pageant. Clark Davis is the daughter of Ginger and Jonathan Davis and sister of Jackson Davis who is also a Lafayette grad and is now a student athlete at Butler University in Indiana.
Since 1983, when Vanessa Williams became the first Black woman crowned Miss America, there have been 8 Black Miss America’s; the most recent was Caressa Cameron of Fredericksburg, VA in 2010. The first and last Miss Kentucky to be crowned Miss America was Heather French of Maysville in 2000.
Clark Davis will compete in the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, N.J, which will be televised on ABC Sunday, September 13 at 9 p.m./ET.
Voting for America’s Choice continues through September 10 at 11:59p.m. ET. For the first time in Miss America history, fans have the opportunity to cast their vote entirely on social media for America’s Choice. The winner of America’s Choice will move forward to the Top 15 in the competition. Fans can vote on both Facebook and Twitter by posting a status and/or tweet with the name of the state they are voting for and the hashtag #MissAmericaVote #MissKentucky