Miss National American Alabama Sara Milliken faces harsh bullying over title legitimacy and weight

A previous Miss Alabama winner stated she has no familiarity with the Miss National American Alabama competition.

Pop Culture & Art June 13, 2024
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A pageant winner who was crowned Miss National American Alabama 2024 is receiving criticism from supporters and former titleholders who doubt the validity of her win.

Sara Milliken, a contestant in a plus-size beauty pageant, sparked controversy after her victory over Memorial Day weekend, facing vicious attacks from online trolls regarding her body size.

Now critics are expressing their bewilderment following multiple media reports that labeled Milliken as “Miss Alabama”. They were prompt to note that the 23-year-old did not participate in the official Miss America competition.

A previous Miss Alabama winner, Amie Beth Shaver, stated she has no familiarity with the Miss National American Alabama competition whatsoever.

Shaver emphasized that there is only one recognized Miss Alabama title, which leads to the Miss America competition. In addition, there is Miss Alabama USA, which sends contestants to the Miss USA pageant.

Previous Miss Alabama winner, Amie Beth Shaver says the Miss America and Miss Alabama titles are no longer used

“Miss America now is 101 years old and then Miss USA, which goes on to the Miss Universe pageant,” Shaver said to 1819news.

“But this National American Miss, no one has heard of it. I don't even know what it is.”

Shaver asserted that Miss America holds the rights to the Miss Alabama title, making it incorrect to use that title for any other pageant.

“If you are a pageant person, you're only going to participate in either Miss America or Miss USA,” Shaver continued.

Sara Milliken is bullied for her appearance

Milliken was thrilled when she won the top prize in the National American Miss pageant.

However, her joy was short-lived, as cruel trolls promptly started mocking her about her weight. “Even something that you type over a screen can have a lasting impression on people,” she said to WKRG.

“Even though I'm not at that point, it can lead people to do some very dark things to themselves.”

Now, she is not allowing the harsh criticism to hinder her as she prepares for the national final scheduled in Florida during Thanksgiving. “I'll be honest, it got to me for about five minutes,” she said. “Their words can hurt, even if it is online.”


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