Ashley Vollrath will be representing the Mother of States at Miss USA when she steps onto the stage as the reigning Miss Virginia USA 2018. The 22-year-old Blacksburg native succeeded 2017 winner Jacqueline Carroll. If Vollrath has an impressive run in the Miss USA competition, she will become the fourth Miss Virginia USA in five years to reach the top 20. Vollrath is a student at Virginia Tech and studies Multimedia Journalism. Outside of school, Ashley is a Washington Redskins Cheerleading Ambassador for the NFL franchise.
She hopes to continue her “Spread Your Wings and (F)orever, (L)ove, (Y)ourself,” campaign that encourages young people to never give up by telling her personal story of success after facing adversity, according to her official Miss USA bio.
If you want an idea of how busy Vollrath stays when she is not in class, she has been able to maintain a whopping eight internships while serving as a full-time student.
Miss USA takes place Monday, May 21 at Hirsch Memorial Coliseum in Shreveport, Louisiana. The pageant will air live on FOX. The Miss Universe pageant will take place at a yet-to-be-determined date.