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Episode 351: Miss America 2016 Betty Maxwell and Her New Book Miss Unlikely

January 8, 2020

Episode 351: Miss America 2016 Betty Maxwell and Her New Book Miss Unlikely


Betty Maxwell grew up in a double-wide trailer on a modest farm in rural Georgia. She preferred spending time with her family, friends, and farm animals over studying for her Catholic high school classes. She always dreamed of becoming an actress and a vocal performer.

After high school, Betty accepted a college scholarship to study theatre and music. Despite her initial hesitation, she pursued the world of pageantry once she realized it was an opportunity to showcase her vocal talents and earn additional scholarships. She never expected her pursuits would lead her to be crowned Miss America in 2016.

In her new memoir, Miss Unlikely: From Farm Girl to Miss America (from BroadStreet Publishing), Betty takes us through her childhood, her pageant journey, her year as Miss America, her fairytale wedding, and more. Betty offers wisdom on school, family, self-esteem, dreams, dating, disappointment, and loss.


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Instagram: @realbettymaxwell

Buy Betty’s Book – Miss Unlikely: From Farm Girl To Miss America

Get Betty’s Music: - Amazon


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