Davia Esther Bunch

South Carolina 2018

Davia Esther Bunch

State: South Carolina

School: University of South Carolina

College Major: Political Science

Scholarship Winnings: $47,725

Social Impact Initiative: Be The Match – Become the Cure

Miss America empowered me to: be transparent in sharing my own personal story, while also fighting for the lives of families affected by blood cancer.

Bio: When I was fifteen years old I lost my mother to leukemia. After that day, it was difficult for me to find my purpose in life. The Miss America Organization has helped me to discover my purpose through my work with Be The Match, the national bone marrow registry. Now, a story that almost defeated me inspires me to fight for the lives of those affected by blood cancer. That fight has grown from an community effort to one that expands across college campuses, the South Carolina State House, Congress, and now on the Miss America Stage.

Photo credit: Yachin Parham