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​Katie Rose, Miss Virginia 2023, is thrilled to say, “I’m honored to represent Virginia and very excited to make an everlasting impact on the place I call home.”  

The Winchester native captured the crown in July of 2023 during the annual Miss Virginia Pageant held at the Berglund Center in Roanoke. Competing as Miss Loudoun County, Katie won a total of $22,500 in cash scholarships.

Katie is an accomplished ballerina and performed a classical ballet en pointe in the talent competition. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Richmond School of Law, and a bachelor’s degree in government and international politics from George Mason University.

As Miss Virginia, she promotes her community service initiative, “Ending Domestic Violence by Empowering Women and Enabling Reform,” inspired by her own personal story of surviving domestic violence. Katie works with women’s shelters across the Commonwealth to ensure women not only survive, but thrive. She also teaches our youth about the importance of building and maintaining healthy relationships.

Katie promotes healthy choices and substance abuse prevention to students in Virginia’s elementary schools as spokeswoman for the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority’s Miss Virginia School Tour program.

During her year as Miss Virginia, Katie also makes personal appearances to promote local businesses and non-profits, while traveling thousands of miles across the Commonwealth speaking about the tremendous impact of the Miss America and Miss Virginia Organizations. In January, Katie represented Virginia in the Miss America Competition at the Walt Disney Theater in Orlando, Florida.

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