Taylor Kessler from Houston, Texas has won the title Miss Grand United States of America 2017 at the finals held in New York on 25th July 2017. She will now compete at Miss Grand International 2017, to be held on 25th October in Vietnam. She succeeds Michelle León López Miss Grand United States 2016 and fourth runner up at Miss Grand International 2016.
Remaining in the top 5 were Brianna Key from Louisiana, Courtney Williams from Maryland, Taylor Kessler from California, Leidy Guzman from Rhode Island, Alexi Gabriela Gropper from Georgia.
21 years old, Taylor Kessler, is currently on her junior year at Sam Houston State University. She is currently completing a double major in Multi Platform Journalism and Communications and minor in Sign Language. She plans on speaking for those who don’t have voices. As well as opening a line of dialog of understanding and respecting as one of her ways to share her platform of stop the war and violence, one day she hopefully uses the international title to further that campaign.
The beauty queen from Texas dreams to graduate with a Master in communications and be able to become a sport sideline reporter. During her free time, she enjoys traveling and learning about other cultures, sports, being outdoors, spending time with friends and family, and volunteering at the SAAFE house and other shelters.