Miss America is Orthodox

Miss America is Orthodox


OCN congratulates the newly crowned Miss America, Betty (Vasiliki) Cantrell, a faithful Orthodox Christian from Macon, GA.  Miss America wowed the judges with her performance of “Tu Tu Piccolo Iddio!” from Madame Butterfly.   Cantrell was Georgia’s representative at the Miss America 2016 competition held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in September 2015.

According to her bio, Miss Cantrell is “of Greek and German decent and named after her Greek grandmother… Sings Byzantine hymns in both Greek and English for her Greek Orthodox church choir; Performs with a Greek dance group…”

May God continue to guide her as she represents her country and faith to the world, using the talents He gave her.

Read more here.

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