Savannah Native Wins Miss Congeniality Award in Miss Georgia USA 2020 Pageant

Shawnii Rawls
Shawnii Rawls

Last weekend Savannah’s own Shaunii Rawls traveled to McDonough, GA along with 56 other contestants to compete for the Miss Georgia USA 2020 title.

Rawls captured Miss Congeniality 2020. Shaunii Rawls was chosen by her fellow 56 competitors to receive the title at the Miss USA/Miss Universe event. Rawls received the coveted award because she personified the spirit of competition and someone who is inspirational, charismatic, helpful, genuine, outgoing and has the most positive attitude.

Rawls has been seen in ESSENCE, NY Daily News, Enmarket, Visit Savannah, and Savannah Magazine to name a few. As a face of Marketo (an Adobe company) and Hewlett Packard, she aims to close the media gender gap by transforming women into positive digital leaders. Through 21st Century, Savannah-Chatham Public School System, and Loop it Up Savannah Rawls implemented her mission as an instructional advocate for Girls Club, which focuses on building positive thinking skills through media and art. The Boy Scouts of America appointed her as a Communications & Marketing Explorer Post Program Advisor who mentors high school students in career preparation. As a woman in the film and digital media industry, she strives to bring awareness to the lack of representation in the workforce. Shaunii has received numerous national awards in community leadership while doing so.

“I didn’t want to live my life wondering if I could have been Miss USA. My heart is heavy that I wasn’t able to bring home the crown for every single one of you, who have been rooting for me and also for anyone who has been told by society that they are not worthy. YOU ARE! Take a chance on yourself. The outcome could be more than what you have ever expected. Thank you all so much for choosing me as Georgia’s Miss Congeniality 2020!” – Shaunii Rawls

Rawls currently lives in Savannah, GA where she is the Owner of Rawls Digital, digital branding agency. Shaunii is the Director of Digital Media at the largest non-franchised Real Estate firm in Savannah, GA, Rawls Realty. Rawls will continue to film mini documentaries about women who are overcoming adversity through her Facebook vlog, Woman Stories, and promote positive digital media skills as a transformational speaker at public schools, etiquette classes, churches, and leadership camps across the state of Georgia.

For bookings & appearances, contact: Shaunii Rawls at or go to

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