MISS GEORGIA 2020
Taylor Lorin Brooks is a native of Jonesboro, Georgia and she has great pride in her southern roots. She is a daydreaming optimist, never goes anywhere without her planner, and lives by 2nd Corinthians 9:8, “God is able to bless you abundantly so that in all things at all times, having all that you need so you will abound in every good work.”
She received her secondary education in Clayton County Public Schools, where she graduated with academic and social honors such as The Fine Arts Seal of Distinction, The McDonald's Ray A. Kroc Youth Achievement Award for Outstanding Community Service, Homecoming Queen, and Miss Clayton County’s First Runner-Up. She continued her education at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, where she received her B.A. in vocal music performance with a minor in dance performance. Her studies have granted her opportunities to perform and teach locally and abroad, all while continuing to perfect her craft as a performer.
Taylor has always been an avid lover of beauty and performance and took on the identity of “pageant girl” at age 15. She has since been recognized across various systems for her stage presence, talent, and lasting impact. Through pageantry she has gained many life skills and opportunities, has learned valuable lessons, and has met amazing people but most importantly she has fallen in love with herself and her life’s journey. Taylor has competed in the Miss America Organization, The Miss USA/Universe Organization, The Miss Earth USA Organization, and currently holds the title of United States of America’s Miss Georgia 2020. People find their purpose through various outlets and without a doubt Taylor believes in the power of pageantry and that sparkle is always in style.
Taylor enjoys spending time with her loved ones, teaching and performing, monthly visits to the spa, weekly trips to Home Goods, financial literacy, and binge-watching youtube videos. In her community she is passionate about reminding millennial women of their authentic and quintessential value through her women’s accountability group, Queen's Corner. With over 10 years of performance and childcare experience, Taylor also passionately advocates for education and performing arts.
Professionally, she works as a preschool teacher and nanny while pursuing her teacher’s certification in early childhood education. She believes every child deserves an abundance of love, support, and education and hopes to act upon this belief as a kindergarten teacher.