We set out to find America’s coolest college girl – AKA Miss COED 2017 – nearly a year ago, and today we’ve crowned a winner! This finalist managed to beat out hundreds of contestants through a series of rounds and proved she has the most school spirit… and the best support system, TBH. For months, her family, friends, sorority sisters, and readers like you have not only showed their support on social media, but also voted daily and now it’s paid off.
So without further ado… Congratulations to Maggie Arceneaux from Tulane University!
Maggie proved to be a strong contender from the start of the Miss COED 2017 competition, and with her outgoing personality and let’s be honest, flawless good looks, she was going to be tough to beat. Second place finisher Brittany Love almost gave her a run for her money, but she managed to hold her own right up until the very end.
Yet Maggie has proved to be far more than just a pretty face. In fact, she’s smart AF. The junior at Tulane University in the heart of New Orleans is majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Psychology. She’s on a pre-dental track and hopes to attend dental school after graduation to ultimately become an orthodontist.
The Lafayette, Louisiana native is also a member of (brace yourselves – this is long) Chi Omega, Pre-Dental Society, Science and Engineering Honor Society, Woman in Science, TUNA – Tulane University Neuroscience Association, Public Health Society, Tulane Catholic, and Tulane Healthy Veggie Club. In other words, she’s awesome.
Thanks to her supporters, Maggie is walking away with more than just bragging rights. In fact, these prizes are DOPE and worth about $5,000 in total:
- One year membership to FabFitFun
- One bike from State Bike
- $1,000 in tech gear from Samsung
- $1,000 textbook credit from iFlipd
- Two pairs of adidas sunglasses
- $200 gift card to Stitch Fix
- One year subscription to Beauty Pie
- One bag from Solo
- One pair of shoes from Common Ground
- One bathing suit from Kulani Kinis
- Two candles from Basic Wick Girls
- One pin from Verameat
- Three Miss COED/COED shirts
- Oh, and one COED flag ;)
Umm, is she lucky or what?!
Back in August, Maggie said she wanted to be Miss COED 2017 because:
I am ready for this new, incredible opportunity that will extend even beyond campus life. I want to serve as a representative for not only Tulane University but female students everywhere. Since I began college, I have started to become a much more well-rounded individual, and I would like to continue to do so through this exciting new adventure! Just like every student, I am looking to get the most out of my college career and I think that we need to build more positive reputations. Some see college students as lazy, immature party animals, and I hope to set a new standard through which these individuals see that this is not the case! We have all worked so hard to get to where we are today, and we know that we must continue this hard work to get to where we are meant to be and to accomplish what we were meant to accomplish. And sometimes we just have to let our hair down a little bit and enjoy the moment! College doesn’t last forever, but I fully intend to make the most out of it, and I hope to be the example in doing so as Miss COED 2017!
We’re SO happy to pass the crown from last year’s awesome winner, Kendall Fuhrman, to Maggie, and from USC to Tulane.
HUGE shoutout to all of the Miss COED 2017 hopefuls who applied and to those who made it through to the finals. We can’t thank each and every one of you enough for all that you did throughout the competition. You all rock and we wish you the best in your college careers! Keep in touch! We love our Miss COED veterans and feel like proud parents.
Jealous that you didn’t submit your application in the Miss COED 2017 competition? That’s understandable. No worries, though! Applications for Miss COED 2018 will open this spring!