Suzi Roberts

a Force Not a Face

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About Suzi

Suzi Roberts is 24 years old and a native of Pawleys Island, South Carolina.  She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in Public Relations and Political Science.  Suzi is professionally trained in many styles of dances and is a sought after master teacher. Miss Roberts is the reigning Miss South Carolina 2017 and competed at the Miss America competition in September where she placed in the Top 10, was a finalist for the Quality of Life Scholarship and was recognized as the National Miracle Maker for raising over $60,000 for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals- the most of any contestant in the country.  With pageantry as her vehicle, Suzi has become an avid child advocate through her personal platform "Children's Advocacy: Ensuring the Rights of Every Child" and has developed skills as an experienced public speaker. She serves Richland County as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children and is a public relations intern for Justice 360- a legal services non-profit organization working to reform policies and practices in capital proceedings. After completing her year of service with the Miss America Organization, Suzi will attend the University of South Carolina School of Law. Miss Roberts aspires to become an attorney and policymaker with a focus on children's advocacy, human rights and social justice. 



Suzi moved away from home at the age of 12 to pursue formal ballet training with the International Ballet of Houston under the tutelage of Richard and Jill D'alton. While with IBH, she was a soloist in numerous dance festivals and guest appearances throughout the country and was recognized nationally at competitions like the Youth America Grand Prix, New York City Dance Alliance and World Ballet Competition. During her formative training years, Suzi was privileged to train at some of the finest academies in the world  including the Walnut Hill School, Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and the American Ballet Theater with her formal ballet training being completed at the Houston Ballet Academy in the highest level of their professional training program. Miss Roberts was chosen to represent the United States at several International Ballet Competitions including the Prix de Lausanne in Switzerland and the Helsinki and Moscow International Ballet Competitions.

When she reached college, Suzi traded in her pointe shoes for pom poms dancing for the Pom Squad at The University of Texas at Austin, the nationally ranked Carolina Girls Dance Team at USC and then last season as an Atlanta Falcons Cheerleader. During her time with the Falcons, Suzi commuted over 24 hours a week to practices, performances and appearances all while maintaining a schedule as a full-time student at the University of South Carolina. Suzi was honored with the opportunity to become a spokesperson for the Falcons' Symmetra Heroes in the Classroom program, allowing her to speak on the importance of mentorship while recognizing outstanding teachers throughout the state of Georgia. She also had the privilege of starring in several short, educational videos for the NFL PLAY 60 initiative.



Suzi is the reigning Miss Columbia 2017 and will compete for the title of Miss South Carolina in June with hopes of earning the opportunity to represent her state at the Miss America Pageant.

Past pageant experience:

Miss South Carolina 2017

  • National Miracle Maker

  • Quality of Life- 2nd Runner Up

  • Top 10

Miss Columbia 2017

  • Miss SC Winner

  • Quality of Life- 1st Runner Up

  • Overall and preliminary Talent Winner

  • Preliminary Swimsuit award

  • 2nd Place Miracle Maker

  • Gold Presidential Service Award

Miss Coastal Islands 2016

  • 1st runner up at Miss SC 2016

  • Quality of Life Scholarship

  • Miss America Service Scholarship

  • Overall Swimsuit award

  • 2nd Place Miracle Maker

  • Gold Presidential Service Award

Miss Hartsville 2015

  • Top 16 at Miss SC 2015

  • "Let's Talk About Giving" award for raising over $30,000 for her personal platform

  • Top 5 Miracle Maker

  • Gold Presidential Service Award

Miss South Carolina International 2014

  • Top 10 at Miss International 2014

  • Social Responsibility Award


Fun Facts:


I am a pizza connosieur & can tell you the best pizzeria in every city i've ever visited!




I have read every nancy drew novel written! I guess you could say I'm a self proclaimed super sleuth!




I basically live off of CHIPOTLE! if you think i'm kidding, just ask the manager at the Columbia vista location- we're besties!




I am a classic horror film buff! Some of my favorites are the bad seed, psycho and copycat!




I come from a very competitive family! One time my mom even sabotaged me in a family chili cook off! (She will say it was an accident)




My favorite thing to do is take long drives while listening to podcasts! My favorites are anything with a political theme, discussing social issues and (of course) serial!