Leah Blefko, a resident of Fayetteville, Arkansas, was crowned Miss Arkansas USA 2015 on October 5th, 2014 at The Arend Arts center in Bentonville, Arkansas. Blefko is the daughter to proud parents Bob and Jennifer Blefko of Olathe, Kansas. She stood amidst a field of 25 young women from across the State of Arkansas competing in swimsuit, evening gown, and interview competitions. Blefko will go onto compete for the coveted title of MISS USA nationally televised on NBC.
The MISS USA® and MISS TEEN USA® Pageant system stresses the importance of social awareness and community involvement. It also encourages contestants to become self-disciplined and healthier individuals through good physical fitness, proper diet, and exercise. Of course, paramount to everything else is the opportunity for these women to develop and nurture better communication skills that will benefit and enrich them in all aspects of their lives. Through their preparations for, and participation in the event, they become better, stronger, and more self-assured individuals. The pageant experience prepares them to be more successful in all of their future endeavors.
Leah is a junior at the University of Arkansas. She is double majoring in Broadcast Journalism and Sports Management as she hopes to explore her career options within Sports Broadcasting after graduation in 2016. Leah enjoys living a healthy lifestyle through various activities such as running, boxing, hiking, and other physical activities. Her community and charity involvement include: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Warriors for Ross, The Salvation Army, and The Garrett Uekman Foundation.
Miss Arkansas USA 2015 hopes to be a positive role model to others by encouraging the importance of individuality and self-confidence to people of all ages, all while representing the state of Arkansas daily and at the 2015 Miss USA pageant. Throughout her reign she hopes to make an impact not only within her community and state, but nationwide.