2022 Miss Iowa

Bailey Hodson

Miss Iowa 2022

School: Grand View University

College Major: Secondary Education and English

Scholarship Winnings: $16,400

Scholastic Honors: Magna Cum Laude graduate, President’s List honoree

Career Ambition: Secondary Principal or Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum Director

Talent: musical theatre vocal

Social Impact Initiative: Advocating for bullying prevention with the encouragement to accept other, be kind, and care for all.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received? My dad always gave me the best advice. Since passing away in 2018, I am not able to call him when I need advice in the moment. Now, I try to hold tight to the advice he always came back to: “you were born for this.” He would tell me this when I was trying to achieve a new goal or even get through a difficult time. It helped me to remember I can do whatever I set my mind to, and I can and will get through anything.