Emma Broyles Biography – Emma Broyles Wiki
Emma Broyles is a Korean-American model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss America 2022. She was crowned Miss America 2022 at the 100th Anniversary Miss America competition on Thursday, December 16, 2021, at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
In 2017 as a 15-year-old high school sophomore, Broyles entered the local preliminary Miss America program competition in her hometown of Anchorage, Alaska. She won the title of Miss Anchorage’s Outstanding Teen in the first-ever competition she entered. That same year, she went on to the Miss Alaska’s Outstanding Teen competition and won that title, too.
After serving a year as Miss Alaska’s Outstanding Teen, Broyles took a hiatus from competitions, during which she graduated high school and joined Arizona State University as a student in Barrett, The Honors College studying biomedical sciences and voice performance.
Emma Broyles Miss America
Anchorage’s Emma Broyles was crowned Miss America 2022 at the 100th Anniversary Miss America competition on Thursday, December 16, 2021, at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
“Being crowned 2022 Miss America is an incredible dream come true,” said Broyles. “As a Korean-American, I am so grateful for the opportunity to compete alongside so many brilliant, talented women. I hope to live up to the legacy, serve as a positive role model for women of all ages and make the Miss America Organization proud. It’s been an honor to represent the great state of Alaska and I look forward to making a significant impact through my social impact initiative on the national stage.”
Emma Broyles, representing her home state as Miss Alaska, was crowned 2022 Miss America and awarded a record $100,000 in scholarship assistance for winning. As 2022 Miss America, Broyles will earn a six-figure salary, benefits and will travel approximately 20,000 miles a month during her reign as a representative of the Miss America Organization.
She received a prize for her social impact initiative supporting the Special Olympics. She chose Special Olympics as her social impact initiative because her older brother has Down syndrome. During the talent portion of the competition, Broyles sang, “Let Me Be Your Star” from the NBC television show, “Smash.”
She wowed the judges — all former Miss America winners — during the interview segments. Debbye Turner Bell, Miss America 1990, mentioned that in a pre-interview, Broyles said it’s important to be vulnerable and transparent on social media.
“One thing that I’ve really tried to do, especially as Miss Alaska, is show people that I’m real. I have flaws. I have ADHD, I have dermatillomania, which is a form of OCD,” Broyles said, referring to the chronic skin-picking disorder. “I’ve struggled with all of those things, and because of that, I am a better person.”
Broyles added that she hit “rock bottom” during the pandemic when she was isolated in her college dorm, and that’s when she received her diagnoses for both attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and dermatillomania. “I finally got everything figured out, and that was an incredibly important moment for me. I think that a lot of people don’t recognize that their low points are what are going to propel them to their future,” Broyles said, to huge cheers from the audience.
Bell told her that she was very brave for sharing, and asked for Broyles to educate them about the misconceptions and stereotypes surrounding people with ADHD.
Broyles responded that a lot of women go undiagnosed with ADHD for years because they’re dismissed as “daydreamers” while it can be more evident in boys when parents see them “running around the classroom.” “Women with ADHD tend to go unrecognized and they tend think so poorly of themselves because they’ve gone so long thinking something is wrong with them,” she said. “Now that I’ve become medicated and been in so many support groups with other people who have ADHD, I’ve been able to find my true self.”
During the new “Miss America Challenge” question, where contestants explain how they would handle a situation that another winner has already faced, Broyles was given this query: What would she do if she was at an event with a major Miss America sponsor whose male executive started making inappropriate comments and sexual advances? Broyles said while it would be a difficult situation, she would confront the man: “I am never going to let somebody treat me like that, because women should never be treated like they are objects.”
Emma Broyles Miss Alaska
Emma Broyles won the title of Miss Alaska in June 2021. She represented her state on the national level in the Miss America 2022 competition, where she was crowned Miss America 2022 on December 16, 2021 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. She emerged as the winner out of 51 contestants representing the 50 states and the District of Columbia. She’s the first Miss Alaska to win the Miss America competition in the event’s 100-year history.
Forever Miss Americas Nina Davuluri and Ericka Dunlap cohosted the competition, which featured Forever Miss America panelists Heather French Henry, Katie Stam Irk and Debbye Turner Bell.
“As we planned our 100th Miss America Anniversary competition, we felt who better to honor and celebrate the heritage of this iconic institution than the amazing women who have actually held the title,” Shantel Krebs, Miss America Organization Board Chair and Interim President and CEO, said in a press release.
Krebs added: “We are excited to have our Forever Miss Americas join us as co-hosts and panelists as they truly understand the hard work and commitment that each of these incredible young women have put in over the past year as they prepare for our final night of competition and the official title of Miss America 2022.”
First runner-up in the competition was Miss Alabama, Lauren Bradford, who earned a $25,000 scholarship. It was the highest finish for a Miss Alabama contestant in the national pageant since Diedre Downs won in 2005. Bradford is the seventh Miss Alabama to finish in the top two.
Emma Broyles Age
She was born in 2001, in Anchorage, Alaska, United States.
Emma Broyles Parents
Emma Broyles’ parents are reportedly Ron and Julia, according to The Focus. During Fathers Day 2021, Broyles paid tribute to her dad, writing, “Happy Fathers Day to the men I have looked up to since day one ❤️” She has an older brother, who has Down syndrome.
Emma Broyles Nationality
Emma Broyles is of Korean-American nationality. In June 2021, she attended the Korea-Alaska Friendship Day Ceremony. She wrote on Instagram: “Today I had the pleasure of attending the Korea-Alaska Friendship Day Ceremony. As a Korean-American, this celebration represents the unity of Alaskans regardless of ethnicity or religious beliefs. When my grandparents left everything they had in Korea to immigrate to America 50 years ago, the Anchorage community welcomed them with open arms. As the Korean-American community grew in Alaska, they were welcomed to practice and share their culture, maintaining critical parts of their identity while living in America.
“I was fortunate to celebrate this day with my Korean relatives and my grandfather, who is a former president of the Korean American Community of Anchorage. Today is a wonderful day to celebrate unity and friendship between all Alaskans!”
Emma Broyles Ethnicity
Emma Broyles is of Asian ethnicity.