Miss South Carolina K. Lee Graham wowed judges and fans with her blend of beauty, charm, charisma and intelligence to win the Miss Teen USA 2014 title.
"I can't even talk right now. This is literally a dream come true," Graham said after earning the coveted sash. "Thank you for supporting me. We did it!"
Not just a pretty face, the high school junior is at the top of her class and loves writing, and is striving toward attending the University of South Carolina Honors College!
Lee hopes to encourage other girls to find true beauty on the inside with her blog, Live Beautifully. "[My blog] has become an outlet for me," she writes.
Her goal? "To address and express opinions about issues regarding body image, self-esteem and personal identity that young adults are challenged with every day."
It's a noble pursuit, and a topic that can always use strong role models.
In taking over the crown, the lovely Graham bested 50 contestants in a Q&A session and a bikini catwalk, among other challenges along the way.