I have the honor of serving as Miss Frisco 2022. I have been a heart health advocate for
several years. Heart disease runs rampant on my mom's side of the
family and I know that it can be prevented with the right lifestyle. I
don't want to lose another precious family member, friend, colleague, or
Texan to heart disease -- but, I almost did.
the late afternoon of May 6, 2022 (yes, just a few short weeks ago), my
father suffered a severe heart attack while riding his motorcycle. He
blacked out and crashed head on into a large steel road construction sign
traveling at 70 mph. This single vehicle accident altered the
trajectory of my family's life.
am Taylor Kilpatrick and I am so thankful that my dad survived the
heart attack and is recovering from his extensive wounds that were a
result. He underwent 5 surgeries in 10 days and, since his accident five weeks ago, has not been able to return home. Now, my mission as a
heart health advocate is to ensure that others do not experience the
challenges we are facing because of heart disease. As Miss Texas, I aim
to save lives and prevent accidents such as my dad's because of my
passion for heart health.
A little more about me: I
am a 2020 graduate of Texas Christian University majoring in Strategic
Communications with a Dance emphasis where I was able to apply many
scholarships earned through the Miss America Organization. Following
college, I was blessed to join the American Heart Association (AHA) as a
At AHA I worked in the Youth Market Division where I was able to
coordinate programs for youth, parents and school administrators all
across the United States focused on improving heart health. Through the
Miss Texas Organization, I am able to continue that work via my social
impact initiative, Heart of Gold. Both personally and professionally I
am committed to saving lives.
Let's do this Texas!