Taylor Burton, the 5'11" brown eyed brunette competed in her first pageant at the North Bethesda Marriott Hotel and Convention Center on November 3, 2013. She was vying for the title of Miss Maryland USA 2014 amid a group of 76 contestants. She was shocked and humbled to be crowned among such a competitive group of talented, young women. Although this was her first time competing for a title she is comfortable in front of a camera and audience. She has been a commercial and editorial model with Click Models of Philadelphia.
She has studied environmental science at the University of Maryland with a concentration in natural resource management. She is an ardent supporter of nature conservation. Taylor is passionate about the restoration of Maryland's unused farmland back to its historical ecological richness.
She is currently a realtor at Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc. Her career has inspired her to work with such organizations as Habitat for Humanity and Sarah's House for low income families. Her goal is to promote the American dream of home ownership for individuals of all socioeconomic statuses. Taylor also is involved in many military based charities and organizations, including, Project Enduring Pride and Operation Welcome Home. She is passionate about providing awareness for the need of assistance to our military and their families.
The many organizations in which Taylor is involved in have the ultimate goal to teach the importance of being proactive members of society and to show young men and women they are responsible for their own success. Unlimited possibilities await those with ambition and passion.
In her free time, Taylor loves spending as much time outdoors as possible. Some of her favorite activities are hiking, camping, kayaking, volleyball, and attending hockey games. Regardless of the activity, she is always a fierce competitor. Taylor's aspirations for the year are to share her passions and goals with the state of Maryland and encourage her peers to also be proactive members of society. She would of course absolutely love to bring the USA crown home to the state of Maryland, joining Nana Meriwether in the Miss USA sisterhood.