Miss Wisconsin 2016, Courtney Pelot
A native of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Courtney won the title of Miss Wisconsin 2016 as Miss Green Bay Area 2016. She’s a 2012 graduate of Lincoln High School and a 2016 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Communication Arts. She plans to also pursue a Master’s Degree.
During her year as Miss Wisconsin, Courtney will travel thousands of miles across the state promoting her platform, “Open Books, Open Opportunity: Promoting Literacy in Our Communities.” Her platform has three key pillars: generating a love of reading and teaching its value, providing access to books and resources, and promoting and supporting literacy programs for all ages.
Courtney has always had a passion for dance and performing on stage. She began dancing at the age of 3 and trained for 15 years at Kaleidoscope Dance Studio in Manitowoc. In her free time, Courtney loves reading, cooking and playing with her two Siberian Husky puppies at home. She enjoys attending group fitness classes, especially barre, spinning and yoga classes.