Lawson will have the opportunity to compete at the 2016 Miss USA Pageant where she hopes to be crowned by the reigning Miss USA Olivia Jordan from Oklahoma. The winner of Miss USA 2016 will go on to represent the United States in the Miss Universe competition.
Lawson succeeds Miss South Carolina USA 2015 Sarah Weishuhn. South Carolina has won the Miss USA Pageant in 1994, 1980 and 1954. Miriam Stevenson, South Carolina's first Miss USA, and the United States' first Miss Universe was also the first Miss USA winner to have competed at Miss America. She was the first woman to have competed at Miss America, Miss USA and Miss Universe.
Leah Lawson is a Pre-Med Student, a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, and an active member in the Student Union Board at Presbyterian College.
Leah Lawson with Maaliyah Papillion Miss Louisiana USA 2016
Miss South Carolina USA 2016 Final Results
First runner-up : Megan Gordon • Aiken County
Second runner-up : Caitlin Russell • Boiling Springs
Third runner-up : Tori Sizemore • Golden Corner
Fourth runner-up : Katie Mode • North Augusta
Mae Ann Webb • Congaree River
Leah Lawson • Mountain Lakes
Emily Sapier • Kiawah Island
Megan Gordon • Aiken County
Melissa Turbeville • Conway
Morgan Brown • Isle of Palms
Jordyn Fox • Upstate
Caitlin Russell • Boiling Springs
Karson Terrell • Folly Beach
Tori Sizemore • Golden Corner
Katie Mode • North Augusta
Lindsey Lambrakos • Charleston
Liza Walker • Fort Mill
Courtney Cox • Tigertown
Neicey Baxter • Columbia
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