Last year, Courtney was 1st Runner Up in the Miss Mississippi USA Pageant, she said "I am SO incredibly blessed to have just placed 1st Runner Up in the Miss Mississippi USA pageant!!! I cannot express how thankful I am for the entire experience."
2 months ago she announced "I am so excited to announce that I will be returning to compete for the title of Miss Mississippi USA! I had such a wonderful experience last year and cannot wait for another amazing opportunity! " We can call her a true Pageant Queen!
Will Courtney Byrd be crowned Miss USA 2015 in Baton Rouge ?
Official picture of Courtney Byrd as Miss Mississippi USA
Courtney attends the University of Mississippi as a Business Marketing major with a minor in Spanish. As well as her USA experience, Courtney competed at Miss Tennessee 2013.
Courtney has traveled to eight countries and studied abroad in Costa Rica and Spain. She plans on backpacking Europe after graduating college and later opening her own health and wellness store. She wants to work with the youth of today on embracing their individuality and seeking validation from within rather on seeking it from others.
Courtney Byrd on her road to Miss USA 2015
Byrd poses with Miss Alabama USA 2015 Madison Guthrie
Courtney Byrd by Fadil Berisha
Courtney poses with Yuko Takahashi, Miss Universe's make up artist
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