2022 Miss Delaware

Grace Otley

Miss Delaware 2022

School: New York University (Masters)

College Major: Public Relations and Corporate Communications

Scholarship Winnings: $15,000

Scholastic Honors: Graduated with Honors from the University of Delaware (2021) with a double major in French and Communications with a double minor in Business Administration and Advertising
2017 Coca-Cola Scholar winning $20,000 (1 of 150 selected)

Career Ambition: Own my own entertainment/events company, in addition to being a touring musician.

Talent: Electric Violin

Social Impact Initiative: My social impact initiative breaks the stigma surrounding the process of adoption. It also includes fundraising to help lower costs of adoptions, as well as support birth moms in a number of ways.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received? One day I was having a conversation with my high school piano teacher, Mrs. Badger, when I asked her “How are you always happy and excited to talk to your students every day?” She said, “The most important thing is to treat each student like they are the most important person in the world. When I talk to them, they are the only thing that matters in that moment”. Ever since then, I’ve tried to be the person that makes others feel accepted, valued, and heard.