Spotlight: Megan Johnson

Former Miss Rose State dishes on future, hobbies

Logan Pierce, contributing writer

Megan Johnson graduated from RSC May 2010. She is also a graduate of the Respiratory Therapy program and is currently attending UCO in Edmond where she’s working toward a Bachelors degree in PR and broadcasting. In addition to being chosen twice as “Miss Rose State,” Johnson is currently “Miss Tulsa State Fair.”

Megan Johnson is not your typical pageant winner. She has a passion for sports and service. And like Edgar Allen Poe, she is different from what others expect, which makes her all the more memorable.

LP: Who is one of your heroes?

MJ: A young man named Micah Walters. He passed away from Leukemia last October.  I was able to serve him. His family was not only concerned with helping him, but followed his example to help others.

LP: What are your hobbies?

MJ: People who don’t know me are surprised to learn that I’m a huge hockey fan. I also volunteer a lot, and love to dance.

LP: What’s your favorite type of dance?

MJ: I love classical Jazz dancing.

LP: What career are you working towards?

MJ: I want to be a sportscaster.

LP: A pageant winning sportscaster on ESPN would be unique. Did you ever play sports yourself?

MJ: I quit Tee ball when I was little because I didn’t like to sweat, but I’ve always loved sports.

LP: What is your most satisfying moment?

MJ: When I’m doing service for others.

LP: What’s your favorite song?

MJ: Cirque du Soleil’s “Viva Elvis.” I love the whole soundtrack from that show.  They let people hear his music with a modern, contemporary flair.

LP: What website would you recommend to someone else and why?

MJ: You can always find something there. I recommend “Viva Elvis” clips.

LP: Where have you never been before that you would like to visit?

MJ: The Ocean.

LP: Any particular one?

MJ: No. I’ve traveled all over the country, but I’ve never seen the Ocean.

LP: What’s your favorite movie?

MJ: I love the Pirates of the Caribbean series, and can’t wait for the next one. Johnny Depp’s my favorite actor. He’s so versatile.

LP: What is a quote that inspires you?

MJ: Live everyday to the fullest.

LP: Which would you prefer: Scuba diving or skydiving?

MJ: I’ve never been to the ocean, so I’m going to have to say skydiving. I’m a real adrenaline junkie, and skydiving gives you such a rush.

LP: What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?

MJ: Be proactive rather than reactive. Don’t wait for things to happen.

LP: If you could live in a different time period, what would it be and why?

MJ: With my naturally curly hair, I think I’d fit right in the 1980’s. They had big hair back then.

LP: If you could invent anything, what would it be and why?

MJ: I had an idea for a machine that stirs the food while you cook it, but someone patented it already. It’s called the Robostir.

LP: Whom do you admire most in literature?

MJ: Edgar Allen Poe. For the time period, his stories were not what the people expected, and since my birthday is Oct. 6th, I’ve always liked scary stories.

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