In many ways, Alexandra Harper is the girl next door. Raised in a strong Christian home, Alexandra is a natural beauty who is as comfortable in sweats and jeans as in gowns and glitter. 

Alexandra Harper & Mom, Sharon

In 2017, when Alexandra won the state title, she and her mother Sharon became the nation’s first mother/daughter winners from the same state. Sharon won the title in 1981. In 2018, Alexandra was a runner-up for Miss USA. She is a fashion and beauty blogger, as well as a specialist in web design and social media. 

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Dr. Carol M. Swain is an award-winning political scientist, a former professor of political science and professor of law at Vanderbilt University, and a lifetime member of the James Madison Society, an international community of scholars affiliated with the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. Before joining Vanderbilt in 1999, Dr. Swain was a tenured associate professor of politics and public policy at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Dr. Swain is host of the podcast Be The People, here on the America Out Loud Podcast Network. Passionate about empowering others to raise their voices in the public square she is an author, public speaker, and political commentator. Dr. Swain is the author or editor of eight books with a ninth forthcoming in 2018.