Until then, sweet sister."Davuluri also posted a message by Miss Massachusetts 2013, Amanda Narciso."Today, so many of us lost our dear sister, Cara Mc Collum," Narciso wrote.
Although strangers at first, we become something more than friends.From rehearsals, appearances, helping each other with hair & makeup, 5am wake up calls, cuddles and power naps under blankets, late night snacks, dressing room dance parties, to bonding over meaningful conversations about family, friends and ambitions. During the unique roller coaster of emotions we experience, all of us walk away knowing that there are only a few people who understand each of at us at the core: the 53 women who were alongside us for the ride.From meeting as strangers, to becoming friends, we leave forever bonded as sisters."Mc Collum's 2015 successor, Giannini, also shared an elaborate Facebook post on Monday. I can't begin to put into words the sorrow I feel after losing my dear friend and fellow Miss New Jersey sister, Cara Mc Collum," Giannini wrote."She was brilliant, beautiful, and the brightest of stars.The Miss New Jersey and Miss America sisterhood is so strong, and I am forever grateful to have gained a friend and sister through these wonderful organizations that bring so many people together. Beauty queens of past and present, as well as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Princeton University all mourned former Miss New Jersey Cara Mc Collum, who died early Monday, February 22, at age 24. Your loving smile and sense of humor touched everyone around you," the Miss New York 2013 winner wrote. When we first met, we would both joke that NY and NJ were really from the South (her growing up in Arkansas and myself in Oklahoma).
Mc Collum represented the Garden State in the Miss America 2014 pageant after being crowned Miss New Jersey 2013. We both said that we would help each other navigate the east coast waters.
Cara as you've said before, you earned your Jersey!
And I know that one day, you will help me navigate again.
Cara touched so many lives and will forever be remembered for her beautiful spirit and selfless actions. Please pray for her family, Keith, and all those who were blessed to know and love her.
A former Miss New Jersey who competed in the 2014 Miss America pageant was not wearing her seat belt when she was critically injured after her convertible spun off a rain-soaked highway and hit a tree, state police said Tuesday.
Cara Mc Collum was northbound on Route 55 in Pittsgrove Township just before 7pm on Monday when her 2014 Ford Mustang veered off the road and struck a tree, then spun again and hit two more trees before ending up in a ditch, police said.