Miss SWOSU Outstanding Teen Peyton Davis "excited" to compete at Miss Oklahoma
By Johannes Becht
Peyton Davis, junior at Cache High School, will represent Southwestern Oklahoma State University at this year's Miss Oklahoma competition between June 7 and 12 at the River Spirit Resort in Tulsa.
Davis will do interview on Wednesday, active wear and on-stage interview/evening wear on Thursday, and talent on Friday during preliminaries. Miss Oklahoma’s Outstanding Teen Pageant finals are set to be on Friday, June 11, at 7:30 p.m.
In order to do well in the competitions, Davis has been investing a lot of time for the past year and a half:
"I have been participating in mock interviews with the Miss SWOSU board weekly. Practicing my talent has also been a huge part of my pageant prep because that phase of competition is worth 40% of my overall score. Of course we also have evening gown and on-stage question, so walking in my heels as much as possible is extremely important," Davis said.
Thanks to all the preparation, she now feels "completely prepared, thanks to my directors Kendra and Debbie." Another reason she feels "more excited than nervous" is her experience.
"I actually started competing when I was thirteen at the Miss Lawton's Outstanding Teen competition. Since then, I competed at Miss Oklahoma's Outstanding Teen 2019 and attended many local competitions before winning the title of Miss SWOSU's Outstanding Teen 2020."
One day, Davis wants to become a Physical Therapist. "I would love to either attend OU or OSU because both schools have good Health and Exercise Science majors and they are not too far away from home. Plus, I've been a Sooner my whole life!"
Her favorite subject in school is history. "I love learning about what happened in the past that made us who we are today. However, this past school year I enjoyed my chemistry class because my teacher was so patient with me and my crazy classmates and I can't wait to have her next year for AP Physics."