Miss Mecklenburg County 2016 McKenzie Jade Faggart was crowned Miss North Carolina 2016 on June 25th at Duke Energy Center. She succeeds Miss North Carolina 2015 Kate Peacock of Dunn.
McKenzie was Miss North Carolina's Outstanding Teen in 2011. As Miss Miss Mecklenburg County she raised funds for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
Miss North Carolina 2016 Final Results
4th runner-up: Deandra Easter
3rd runner-up : Victoria Huggins
2nd runner-up : Kacy Lee
1st runner-up : Mallory Outen
Winner : McKenzie Jade Faggart
McKenzie 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.