Miss Georgia USA 2014, Tiana Griggs to compete for the title of Miss USA 2014.

Miss Georgia USA 2014, Tiana Griggs, arrived in Baton Rouge, La. over the weekend to compete for the title of Miss USA 2014.

MCDONOUGH, GEORGIA (41NBC/WMGT)- Miss Georgia USA 2014, Tiana Griggs, 26, arrived in Baton Rouge, La Over the weekend to compete for the title of Miss USA 2014.

Tiana Griggs was born and raised in Monticello,GA. When Griggs was 15 years old her family moved to Decatur, Ga. She attended Southwest DeKalb High School and was a cheerleader for the varsity football team. Tiana graduated with Hope Scholarship eligibility and attended Georgia Southern University where she studied Community Health.

Tiana Griggs started her modeling career in 2010 after being discovered at Dark and Lovely's Ultimate Fashionista Model Search in Atlanta. Griggs went on to later win the multi-state modeling competition and was featured in Essence Magazine. Griggs plans on using her platform to promote female empowerment and encourage others to live with a purpose.

"Tiana is an excellent example of the young women we have had the honor of sending to the Miss USA Pageant to represent our state and organization," Pageant director Kim Greenwood said. "She embodies poise, intelligence, class and beauty, and those qualities will take her far."

All 51 Miss USA 2014 contestants will participate in a series of rigorous rehearsals, interviews, and fitting upon their arrival in Baton Rouge, La. The top 10 contestants will compete in the swim wear and formal wear segment, and the top five will then advance to the short question and answer segment.

The 63rd annual Miss  USA pageant will telecast live form Baton Rouge River Center in Louisiana on June 8th at 8 p.m. / 7 p.m. on NBC. The winner of the Miss USA pageant, owned by Donald Trump, will advance to compete in the Miss Universe Pageant. To learn more about Miss Georgia USA, please visit www.missusa.com 

If your interested in being the next Miss Georgia then you should know that the Miss Georgia USA pageant officials have announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Miss Georgia USA and Teen USA Pageants in November.

For the first time ever McDonough, Georgia will host the Miss Georgia USA and Miss Georgia Teen USA Pageants. The event is set to take place at the Henry County Performing Arts Theatre on November 20-22, 2014.

Qualified applicants must be a resident of Georgia, A single female (never married and never had a child) and a U.S. citizen. Interested contestants must be between 18 and 27 years of age and between 14 and 19 years old for the Teen Pageant as of February 1, 2015.

Applications for the two pageants can be found on www.missgeorgiausa.com under the "Apply Now" section.

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