The Miss Universe Organization empowers women to develop the confidence they need to achieve their personal best. A confident woman has the power to make real change, starting in her local community with the potential to reach a global audience… and continue to define what it means to be Confidently Beautiful.
The gorgeous Ashleigh Morgan Lenoir competes in the Miss Universe Organization for 7 years. She will be a candidate at the 2018 Miss Alabama USA Pageant this November. "I’ve been competing in pageants since I was thirteen years old, and if it has taught me one thing, pageants have taught me that it is not about winning. It is about being who you are and happy with yourself and confident enough to even put yourself out there to see the possibilities that lie ahead." she explained.
Morgan is a junior at the University of Alabama. She is currently seeking a Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Retailing, with a minor in General Business. The beauty queen also works at Indian Hills Country Club as a server in the fine dining restaurant.
She developed a real passion for cooking when she was a little girl - "My father taught me to cook and bake at a young age. By the time I was eighteen years old, I had made the entire Thanksgiving dinner for my family on my own! Although it is more difficult to cook full and healthy meals in college, I definitely make it a priority to take time and cook for myself and make sure it still feels like my home-away-from-home."
I had the opportunity to interview Morgan two months before the Miss Alabama Usa Pageant. Alabama is one of the more successful and (recently) consistent states at Miss USA. Although they have had a number of runners-up, finalists, and semi-finalists, they have only had one Miss USA!