Letcher County native crowned Miss Kentucky USA 2014

By: Michelle Heron Email
By: Michelle Heron Email

WHITESBURG, Ky. (WYMT)- A young woman from Letcher County is representing the state as well as the mountains on a national platform.

It hasn’t even been 48 hours since Destin Kincer, 21, was crowned Miss Kentucky USA 2014.

“I wasn’t so much focused on winning, I wanted it to be a great experience,” Destin said.

The UK student is a Letcher County native and is currently studying to be a dermatologist. But this week, her life changed after competing in a competition that now has her receiving national recognition.

“So you’re relatively new to this?”
“Yes! I’m not a pageant girl!” Destin added.

Destin has only competed in four pageants in her career, one of them being Miss Kentucky Teen 2011.

“I was kind of praying, I was thinking ‘Please God, please God,’because the girl that was runner up, I was her runner up in Miss Kentucky Teen, so it was kind of like a flashback,” Destin said.

Destin wants to use her title to fight against childhood obesity, something that she hopes will make a difference right here in the mountains.

“I would love to get more physical activity because I think physical fitness and health is a very important thing and I’d love to get that back into school systems.

Destin will represent Kentucky in the Miss USA Pageant this summer.
She was also awarded a scholarship for college.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WYMT CONTACT INFO 199 Black Gold Blvd. Hazard, KY 41701 606-436-5757 - switchboard 606-439-9968 - newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 240163651 - wkyt.com/a?a=240163651
Gray Television, Inc.