Miss Seattle 2017 – Gabriella Sturgill
Platform: A Better Community: Service, Mentorship, and Education
Gabby is the oldest of 5 kids, and was born and raised in Bellevue, Washington. She recently graduated a year and a half early on the deans list from the University of Portland, receiving her Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance. She has since moved back to Bellevue where she works at Blue 449 a Publicis media agency.
She has danced competitively her whole life, and was on the Division One University of Portland Dance and Cheer team. She says she loves being a northwest girl and enjoys skiing, hiking, and eating an abundance of Thai food. She has a passion for traveling, and recently returned from India and Thailand where she volunteered at Mother Teresa’s Ministries, backpacked the Himalayas, saw the Taj Mahal, and visited the Dalai Lama temple.
She has been competing in pageants since the age of 10, and is very excited to spend the year promoting the Miss America Organization, as well as her platform “A Better Community: Service, Mentorship, and Education”. She has been awarded the presidential service award three times for serving over 2000 hours of service in the past three years. She hopes to teach others the importance of giving back.