"In pageants it's very difficult to not compare yourself to every other girl in front or behind of you," Shields said
Shields' platform as Miss Arkansas was "Eat better, live better." “Arkansas is now one of the most obese states in the country and it's scary to think about that,” she said.
She said her healthy eating habits changed in college and led to a number of health problems. Now she hopes to educate, inspire and enable healthier lifestyles in her home state.
Shields is a junior at the University of Arkansas. Her talent is contemporary dance.
Miss America 2017 Final Results
Winner - Arkansas (Savvy Shields)
1st runner-up - South Carolina (Rachel Wyatt)
2nd runner-up - New York (Camille Sims)
3rd runner-up - Washington (Alicia Cooper)
4th runner-up - Mississippi (Laura Lee Lewis)
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