June 22, 2024 2:06 pm
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Holly Springs Mom Breaks Age Barrier in Miss North Carolina USA Pageant

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Erika Rawes, a 41-year-old mother of two from Holly Springs, is set to compete in the Miss North Carolina USA pageant next month. Rawes, who recently won the title of Miss Wake County USA, is making history as one of the first women over 28 to compete, following a rule change by the Miss Universe organization.

Rawes has documented her significant weight loss journey on TikTok, where she has gained over 22,300 followers. Her journey serves as inspiration to other mothers and individuals facing health challenges. In addition to her weight loss advocacy, Rawes aims to raise awareness about autism, a condition she has been diagnosed with. The Miss North Carolina USA pageant will take place in Charleston on June 14 and 15.