MISS RODEO OKLAHOMA
Lauren Heaton is from Alva, Oklahoma and is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Arts, Strategic Communications; dual Degree in Public Relations and Advertising with a minor in Business and Marketing. She hopes to earn a Master’s of Business Administration Degree and become a top account director at an advertising and public relations agency.
Lauren enjoys traveling, reading, working out, team roping, waterfowl and deer hunting, cooking and baking and yoga. She developed and implemented the “Lil’ Cowgirl’s Club” where young girls can learn about rodeo and see how queens benefit the sport, with all proceeds donated to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund. Members receive a hat and tiara, monthly newsletter, and more; to date, she has donated $630.00.
“I want to encourage excitement for all levels of rodeo and western lifestyles. I believe I am qualified to use my education in both communications and business and my rural upbringing to help the sport as a modern spokesperson. As part of a fifth-generation family with roots in farming, ranching and rodeo, I have a passion for America’s unique Western heritage and its character traits and positive habits that have been fundamental to our nation’s past and are keys to its future. Younger generations, whether associated with rodeo or not, can catch onto the responsibility, independence, initiative and self-reliance embraced through professional rodeo. The excitement of meeting an upstanding, outgoing, proud representative is sometimes the first way rodeo fans are born. If chosen as Miss Rodeo America, I would love to be able to achieve these goals and help the bright future of rodeo and its longevity.”