Living Well With Miss Louisiana, Hope Anderson

Name:  Hope Anderson
 Miss Louisiana
  Monroe, Louisiana
Date of Birth:
  July 25, 1988


University of Louisiana at Monroe - Mass Communication - Graduate Johns Hopkins University - Accepted into master's program

Platform Issue:

Pilots for Patients

Scholastic/Career Ambition:

Master's degree from Johns Hopkins University in health communication; Anchor a major network morning show, hosting a segment titled, "Your Health with Hope"; Write features for major health publications.



Scholastic Honors:

Summa Cum Laude Graduate;  Miss LA Academic Winner;  Academic Excellence Award;  Student Involvement Award;  Dance & Choral Scholarship Recipient; Alpha Lambda Delta Member;  Howard Hughes Medical Institute Scholarship;  Communications Exemplary Student Award.

Leadership Roles:

Pilots for Patients Official Spokesperson;  Developed motivational program - "Love the Skin You're In";  Public speaker at more than 400 events in Louisiana; Coordinator of multiple CMN fundraisers; Spokesperson for Louisiana Cares for Children, a motivational program for elementary - high school students, teaching them to make right choices in life; Spokesperson for Governor's Council for Physical Fitness and Sports under the direction of Rudy Macklin. 


Top 10 Semi-Finalist at the 2012 Miss America Pageant; Awarded more than $75,000 in scholarship assistance through the Miss Louisiana and Miss America Organizations; Intern at "Outside Eyes", an image-branding firm in California that represents A-List Celebrities;  Strauss Theatre Newcomer Award for role in "Singin' in the Rain";  Published poem "Understated Elegance"; Raised more than $40,000 for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.  Miracle Maker Award Winner at Miss America 2012 for raising the most funds for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals out of all 53 contestants.  

Interesting Facts:

Author of "Do a Little Dance, Bake a Little Love, Get Crowned Tonight" blog;  Hope to be the next Miss America CMN Miracle Maker Award winner and plan to celebrate by going on a sky diving adventure;  Almost swallowed a diamond;  Fine stationary fanatic;  Can create a healthy version of any sinful dish; Love to refurbish antique furniture;  Flew with CMN children on PFP missions for their hospital treatments.