Sydney Dorsey has won another pageant. Culminating a night of elegance on April 4 at Southeastern Technical College in Vidalia, she was crowned Miss Southeast Georgia Soapbox Derby (SEGSBD) 2021. The 19-year-old daughter of Tanisha Dorsey and Chris Dorsey, both of Swainsboro, beat out six other contestants in interview, evening gown, and on-stage question for the title.
“As queen, I will represent Southeast Georgia Soapbox Derby at various soapbox races, parades, and events throughout the year,” Dorsey explained. “I will also help promote and bring awareness to this amazing organization and volunteer with the Super Kids Program, a race held for kids who are mentally or physically challenged, an amazing addition to the Southeast Georgia Soapbox Derby itself. I also hope to hold a reverse pageant to help raise money for the kids traveling to Akron, Ohio to compete in the American Race this summer.”
The SEGSBD is a race that educates and inspires youth through fair and honest competition and mentor ship with a primary goal to advance family values. Derby racing, Dorsey explained, is about community and is rooted in innovation.
She also holds the title of Miss Georgia Peach 2021, which she won in Fort Valley on March 20. Dorsey, currently a freshman at East Georgia State College, has competed in numerous other pageants like Miss Pine Tree Festival, Miss Vidalia Onion Festival, and South Georgia Teen USA. In 2019, she was crowned USA National Teen Miss.