Clarissa Bowers representing Florida, was crowned America’s Miss World 2017 (Miss World America 2017 ) during national finale held in Orlando, Florida on Sunday night, August 13. She will now represent the United States in Miss World 2017 pageant in Sanya, China in November. She was crowned by last year’s winner Audra Mari and reigning Miss World Stephanie del Valle of Puerto Rico.
5’11 tall Clarissa is currently obtaining a degree in Neuroscience from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee. Clarissa aspires to become a reconstructive surgeon for the military. She plays volleyball on a collegiate level. Her Beauty with a Purpose Project is Miracle League: Using Baseball to Encourage Disabled Children and Adults
Her runners up were Maureen Montaigne (1st runner-up) of Arizona, Chance Cessna (2nd runner-up) of the District of Columbia, Emanii Love Davis (3rd runner-up) of Georgia, and Alexandra Curtis (4th runner-up) of Rhode Island.
During the same event, Miss Teen World America 2017 was held simultaneously along with Miss World America 2017.16 yrs old Gracen Grainger from South Carolina was crowned the first Miss Teen World America.
Her courts included 1st runner-up Alyson McNair of North Carolina, 2nd runner-upRebekah Holsenback of South Carolina, 3rd runner-up Jillian Elliot of Lousiana, and 4th runner-upLaken Giles of Florida.
Gracen is a rising Junior at Latta High School and is an International Baccalaureate diploma candidate. She is a member is the Academic Challenge Team, editor of the school newspaper, and editor of the school yearbook. She plans to pursue a career as a biomedical engineer. She is the author of a blog, “Bigger Than”, that showcases young girls with extraordinary character, determination, and kindness. Over the last six years, Gracen created and promoted a 3-step Anti-Bullying social media Project. She encourages students to #THINKindess encouraging social media users to think before they post.