2017 Miss Scott County Fairest of the Fair, Gracie Cox, was crowned Miss Tennessee, Fairest of the Fair, January 19 in Nashville, TN. Cox is humbled to be the first ever from Scott to receive this title. Vying against 54 other young ladies ranging in ages of 16 to 20, this beauty queen was shocked when she won.
“The thought of winning never crossed my mind because I was in this pageant to just represent Scott County to the best of my ability,” Cox stated. “I think the look on my face when I won was pretty clear that I was in disbelief. I still cannot wrap my head around the fact that I was chosen to represent Tennessee out of 54 gorgeous young women. To be the first ever young woman to win this state title from Scott County is an honor. I would have never imagined a small- town girl like me would have this type of opportunity.”
In August of 2017 Cox was crowned as Miss Scott County Fairest of the Fair. Since her crowning moment, she has been an ambassador for the community volunteering her time to serve others. Cox participated in two large community events, Shop with a Cop and Toys for Tots. In addition, she helped prepackage meals for families on Thanksgiving and read aloud to children at the Oneida Elementary School. Cox has been overwhelmed by the amount of support her community has shown her.
“Ever since I won the Scott County Fair I have had the biggest support group,” Cox stated, “My family and friends have made all of my dreams possible and stood by me every step of the way. I can seriously say I have the best County standing behind me. I would like to thank the whole county for the continued thoughts and prayers, votes on my shoe, watching my pageant live on Facebook and all of the congratulations. I am so humbled by all of the love and support this community has shown me. “
Cox is the 19 -year old daughter of Tim Vaughn and Nikki Cox, she is a 2017 Oneida High School graduate. She is continuing her education at Roane State Community College where she hopes to become a Surgical Assistant and move to New York someday.
As for now Cox is unsure what this title will bring to her but she plans to continue to stay active in the County and all throughout the State. She is unsure if she will compete for the title of Miss America this year or wait until next year when she is another year older.
“I am so excited for my year as Tennessee State Fairest of the Fairs! Although I don’t know what all this title will bring me, I am so excited to see how God will use me during this time.