Ashley Carino Barreto crowns Taylor Fulford Miss Florida USA 2022

2021 Reigning Queen Miss Florida USA Ashley Carino Barreto crowned Taylor Fulford Miss Florida USA 2022, why she is special? As she shared "This was my 7th time competing and as disappointed as I am I know next year I will only come back stronger" read her Pageant Journey till last of this news.
Taylor Fulford is Miss Florida Teen USA 2013 Top 16 in 75 Contestants.

The moment a dream becomes reality: You are definitely feeling the joy when Miss Florida USA Ashley Carino Barreto crowned Taylor Fulford Miss Florida USA 2022 at Coral Springs Center For The Arts Today on Sun, May 29, 2022. Now Taylor Fulford will represent Florida at Miss USA 2022.

If Taylor wins 71ST Miss USA 2022 then she will be the First Floridian to bring National Crown to home and further if she wins 71ST Miss Universe 2022 Competition, it will be a real important milestone in Florida history.

Taylor Fulford is Miss Okeechobee USA, Director & Founder of Crowns for a Cure, Fit2Be.You, Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School, University of Florida Alum, K Teacher, T1D, Dog mom MILO. She is University of Florida graduate with a Bachelors in Family, Youth and Community Science with minors in Sociology and Educational Studies who has volunteered over 700 hours of community service amongst various schools, UF Health Shands and other organizations.

Taylor Fulford Pageant Journey commenced in Jul 2012 and she has reached 2022, Full 10 Years, with Miss Florida USA 2022 Crowns, check the list of titles won by her:
Miss Treasure Coast USA (2013), top 16 out of 72 at Miss FL USA (2013)
Miss Fort Myers USA (2015), top 20 out of 59 at Miss Florida USA (2015)
Miss Gainesville USA (2016), placed 3rd runner up out of 60 at Miss Florida USA (2016)
Miss North Central FL USA (2017), placed top 15 out of 120 at Miss Florida USA (2017)
Miss Central FL USA (2018), placed top 15 out of 100 contestants

The Last Attempt: Today I will compete for Miss Florida USA the last time. This journey I will always cherish for a lifetime & I wouldn’t change one thing regardless of the outcome because it has made me the person I am today. As I reflect I have often been asked “why do you keep coming back?” For me it’s for girls like Rowan & Alivia. To show others that no matter what challenges you may face that you can still pursue your wildest dreams. Tune in to watch me fearlessly chase mine at 4 pm 🤍


Checked in, interviewed for my dream job, & received an award for Crowns for a Cure raising over $26,000 for JDRF, BCRF, & Care Camps. Can’t wait to compete at Miss Florida USA preliminary competition today!
Watch me compete livestream at 5pm:
You can still vote for your hometown girl by VOTING me into the top 6 by clicking the link below. Please be sure to write my name Taylor Fulford in the MEMO for PayPal or Venmo. 
$1 is 1 vote closer to my dreams becoming reality! A portion of the proceeds will go to the For Paul Foundation supporting First Responders & their families. Voting closes Saturday, May 28th ❤️



“fall seven times, stand up eight” 🤍 This was my 7th time competing and as disappointed as I am I know next year I will only come back stronger. I will never give up and I will always strive for more. I have been the girl who’s name wasn’t called. I have been the girl that has been called into just top 15. I have also been the girl called as 3rd runner up three times. These are just numbers. Numbers that do not define my worth. I wanted to be the first woman to walk across the Miss USA stage wearing an insulin pump but with or without a crown I will change the world. Walking away from this weekend with a heart full of gratitude and unforgettable memories with incredible new friends from across the state of Florida. Congrats to the new @missflteenusa @breannaamyles & the new @missflusa @ashleyarlenebarreto who were so deserving it was an honor to share the stage with you both!

Taylor Fulford Miss North Central FL USA 2018: From The Fundraiser Page with $1,700 USD raised of $1,500 goal 18 donations, 

My name is Taylor Fulford and I am an official state finalist representing the North Central FL area in the upcoming Miss Florida USA 2018 Pageant that is December 14th-17th. This is my first step in my journey of competing on the nationally televised Miss USA pageant.

I have represented my hometown Okeechobee in the Miss Florida Teen USA 2013 pageant where I placed top 16 out of 75 contestants. Last year I represented Gainesville at the Miss Florida USA 2017 pageant where I placed 3rd runner up out of 60 contestants. This will be my third time competing at Miss Florida USA and I have dedicated myself to my title in hopes to return to the state pageant even more prepared than ever before.

Living with Type 1 Diabetes
I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when I was 14 years old. This disease does not define who I am, however it is apart of me that I can’t change. Looking at me you wouldn’t know that I take 6 shots of insulin a day. My diagnosis I do not see as an obstacle, but more as a badge of courage. One that I wear proudly thanks to @dexcom! My hope is that my story will inspire others that suffer from an illness, disability, or any other kind of obstacles to pursue their dreams!
I can’t wait to compete for my dream job of becoming the next Miss Florida USA in less than a week!

Taylor Fulford Miss Gainesville USA 2017
Blessed and proud to say that I am your Miss Gainesville USA 2017! Of course I could not have done it without God, my family and friends. Thank you all for your endless support it means the world to me. This is a dream come true representing the home of the gator nation, Miss Florida USA here I come!