Emilee Hunt

Hometown: Terre Haute, now living in Zionsville; Class of 2019; Major: Communications; Current job: Manager, Partner Communications + INDY NXT

This Terre Haute native is no stranger to the big stage. She’s competed twice in the Miss Indiana competition and holds the Miss Fall Festival title to Zionsville. Her path to the crown is “non-traditional,” as she calls it. Hunt started competing later than most contestants and then took a break to sort out her adult life to return as the best version of herself. Her motivation to become Miss Indiana started early. She attended the pageant as a young girl. At Indiana State, she was talked into trying the contest, loved the experience, and hasn’t looked back.

“The title of Miss Indiana to me would mean a lot. I have come a long way in my journey to the Miss Indiana stage and have told much of my story. I have broken down my barriers to tell my story, and I think having the platform as Miss Indiana to educate even more at a different level on invisible illnesses would be super special to me,” Hunt said.

Even with the bright lights at center stage, she’s calm. Helping ease her mind is the competition experience and a strong sense of resiliency.

“I am feeling at peace this time. I feel confident in who I am and what I can offer to the job as Miss Indiana. There are always nerves, though; I think those are good to have. I want to remain grounded and comfortable heading into the week and hope for the best outcome!” she added.

At ISU, Hunt was involved with State Dance Marathon and a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha.