Kelly Dillard, a college student and beauty pageant participant, is a strong advocate for the prevention of anonymous bullying. Ms. Dillard, who has herself been a victim of anonymous cyber bullying, recently appeared on the Anderson Cooper Show and spoke about this issue. She hopes to help reform existing laws that pertain to anonymous bullying, as well as laws about information that employers use when reviewing job applications.
Kelly Dillard, who is currently a psychology major at the University of North Texas in Denton, has a long and successful history in the world of beauty pageants. She has earned titles including Miss Teen Rowlett, Miss West Texas Outstanding Teen, and Miss Ellis County Outstanding Teen, and has also held titles in the Miss America system. Through the Miss Texas Lone Star Princess Program, she mentored young aspiring Miss Texas Scholarship Pageant participants, ages 5 through 12.
Also a talented dancer, Kelly Dillard was a member of the University of North Texas dance team for two years. In addition to dancing with the team in the 2011 Super Bowl halftime show that featured The Black Eyed Peas, she placed as a finalist in several other dance team auditions such as the Dallas Mavericks Dancers and the Dallas Stars Dancers.
As a pageant participant, Kelly Dillard has been an advocate for fitness, healthy eating, and helmet safety. Through her work in pageants, Ms. Dillard has participated in many charitable organizations including WALK ON, a horseback-riding center for autistic children, Habitat for Humanity, and Gilda’s Club. She also enjoys playing the piano, water sports, and public speaking.