Lauren's platform is Suicide Awareness and Prevention; her life has been directly affected by suicide. On February 7, 2013 she lost her best friend Sydney to suicide.
Close-up of Lauren Wilson, your new Miss Utah!
Lauren 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.
The event will be broadcast by ABC in the United States, the first in the network’s newest agreement to carry the pageant until 2019, with Dick Clark Productions producing the ceremony. Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell (Miss Georgia 2015) is scheduled to crown her successor at the end of the event.