Miss Oklahoma: Megan Gold
On June 11th of 2022, Megan Gold was crowned Miss Oklahoma. Megan grew up in Edmond and attended Washington Irving Elementary School and Oklahoma Christian School. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma in May of 2021 with a degree in Meteorology and Broadcast Journalism. Megan has worked for various new stations throughout college and currently serves as a weekend meteorologist for News on 6 in Tulsa.
A Place in the Spotlight
Megan wasn’t always in pursuit of the stage. She laughs, “As a child, I was very shy. I couldn’t order for myself, I’d whisper to my mom what I wanted to eat.” Megan has a twin brother who is very outgoing and often, Megan let him take the lead. At age thirteen Megan competed in her first pageant. Megan has held the titles of Miss Frontier Country’s Outstanding Teen, Miss Edmond LibertyFest Teen, Miss Bethany, and Miss Bricktown.
Megan found her place in competitions and was driven to keep going. When at a crossroads of deciding if she would compete again, she asked herself, “What would make thirteen-year-old me proud?” With this in mind, she gave Miss Oklahoma her all and came away with the crown.
A rendition of “Dueling Banjos” on the flute wowed the crowd and judges at Miss Oklahoma. Megan began playing the flute in band in the 6th grade. Her talent is unique and the pizzazz she has when performing sets her apart.
Crowned for Service
At the core of Miss Oklahoma is the value placed on service. Megan consulted former Miss Oklahomas and learned that while they may be the one wearing a crown, the title is all about serving others. Megan spent time volunteering for Edmond Mobile Meals and was inspired to pursue the title of Miss Oklahoma to further her mission of ending senior hunger. Megan also plans to use her platform to educate children across the state about weather and weather safety.
When asked what backstage at a competition is like, Megan says, “I try to be ready early so I can help other contestants should they need a last minute hair fix or makeup touch up.” Helping others take the focus off the pressure and calms Megan’s nerves. She says, “I love the time I spend with other contestants. We all became close friends. Moments before I was crowned, the remaining five of us joined hands and prayed backstage.” A wave of peace washed over Megan as she stood waiting to hear the outcome of the competition. After the crown was placed on her head, she began scanning the crowd looking for her mom, dad and twin brother – her biggest fans and supporters.
Megan will represent Oklahoma in Miss America later this year. She is in early preparation stages, but for now is enjoying the aftermath of a dream fulfilled. Follow her journey on social media @MissAmericaOK.