On July 2, 2016, Laura Jones, Miss Danville, was
crowned Miss Kentucky 2016. She is the daughter of Tom and Pamela Jones of Fisherville in Spencer
County and the second oldest of seven children. Laura is 23 years old and a graduate of Kentucky Christian University
with a degree in University Studies & Biblical Studies and a minor in Counseling Psychology. She plans to become
an eating disorders counselor and life coach.
Laura's platform issue is "WAIT: What Am I Thinking?: which is a program she started that details
her own struggles with an eating disorder and focuses on raising education and awareness for these issues. She
received both preliminary swimsuit and talent awards. For talent, she played the Michael Jackson hit "Smooth Criminal"
on the electric violin.
At the 2017
Miss America Pageant Laura placed in the top 12 and was selected as the America's Choice finalist.
As Miss Kentucky, Laura serves as the spokesperson for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's
"Kentucky Proud" program which encourages consumers of all ages to purchase products produced in Kentucky and to maintain a healthy
and active lifestyle. She delivers this message to all age groups in schools throughout the commonwealth.
Be sure to watch Laura as she competes for the title of Miss America 2017 live from Atlantic City
on ABC on September 11th at 9 PM (EST).
**To schedule Laura
for an appearance contact business managers Dana Peddicord or Janelle Tomes. They can be reached by email
at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: Dana at (859) 361-5459 or Janelle at (606) 571-6094.