Brains, beauty, and heart of gold…she’s got it all, and she’s hoping she has what it takes to become Miss Florida USA 2014. Her name is Ashli Marie Wright, and at just 21 years old she’s “living life to the fullest”. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, she moved to North Miami as a child, and as a student, her days were filled with the most challenging of academic coursework, extracurricular clubs and activities, scholarship pageants, and even a role in local government as a member of the City of North Miami’s Youth Opportunity Board.
Now in college at Florida International University, she’s focused on her goal of becoming a women’s health professional. And, as a new North Miami Jaycee, Ashli is “delighted to be part of such a wonderful organization that provides so many opportunities for young people like me to be involved in making their communities great”.
The Miss Florida USA Pageant finals will take place on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 8pm at Bailey Concert Hall in Ft. Lauderdale. Even if you are not in South Florida, you can cheer Ashli on to victory via live webstream at www.News4Jax.com or you can visit http://www.missfloridausa.com/new/tv-listings.html to see if the pageant will be televised on a station near you.
I hope all Florida Jaycees will join me in wishing the best of luck to Ashli Marie Wright, Miss Hollywood USA, and hopefully the next Miss Florida USA!