Rachel Wyatt from Piedmont was crowned Miss South Carolina 2016 on June 25th. She will have the opportunity to represent her state at Miss America 2017 later this year. The 2017 Miss America Pageant will be held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Sunday, September 11, 2016.
Wyatt is a Clemson cheerleader, she was crowned Miss America's Outstanding Teen in 2013 and won $37,000 in college scholarship money from winning pageants.
Miss South Carolina 2016 Final Results
First runner up: Miss Coastal Islands, Suzi Roberts
Second runner up: Miss North Greenville University, Christal Potter
Third runner up: Miss Spartanburg, Anna Mills Polatty
Fourth runner up: Miss Columbia, Sydney Ford
With victories in both 1957 and 1994, South Carolina has twice won the Miss America crown.