As we mentioned in 2019, just prior to Denver Broncos’ quarterback Drew Lock’s first game against the Kansas City Chiefs, the daughter of Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, Gracie Hunt, was in a very unique position, having reportedly dated Lock.
Now, come April 2021, the 21-year-old Hunt will once again be in a very unique position for someone who is part of NFL royalty. She will be competing in the 2021 Miss Kansas USA pageant with an eye on taking home this year’s Miss USA title.
“It’s official! I’m so excited to announce that I will be competing for Miss Kansas USA this April! 49 days…the countdown begins!” Hunt wrote on Twitter last week.
And thank you to my @resurrectskinmd fam for giving me glowing skin!✨ pic.twitter.com/UQF167K6iW
— Gracie Hunt (@gracelynhunt) February 25, 2021
When the 2018 Miss Texas International and NFL Style spokesmodel was asked why she’s decided to go for this Miss USA title this year, she wrote on Instagram, “Unlike some, I wasn’t a little girl who ever aspired to. I had never watched my mom’s pageants and didn’t think much of it. We were a sport-focused home.
“I aspired to play college soccer and my heroes were on the US Women’s National Team. When I suffered my 4th concussion the hope of that dream disappeared. My identity was soccer, and I was lost. Shortly thereafter, we were in Kansas City and my mom asked me if I wanted to go to Miss Kansas USA with her. This was the first pageant I’d ever seen. I was impressed, amazed, and inspired. Pageantry challenges and grows everyone who participates. You need to know who you are, what you believe and how to succinctly articulate it. These women were confident, articulate, intelligent, fit, beautiful, and motivated to make a difference in the world.”
“I grew up serving with Harvesters, Children’s Mercy, Special Olympics, so service was always a part of my story, and because of sports, so was fitness. Fashion, glamour, and platform heels were not. Lol. But that night at Miss Kansas USA, I found a new dream.
“I’ve met some of my best friends through pageants, and the whole industry is filled with amazing people I now cannot imagine my life without. When you know who you are, what you believe, when you have a mission, and you believe in yourself…it’s a game changer.”
Looks like she’s already got the Q&A part of the pageant nailed down. Of course, her mother Tavia Hunt having been Miss Missouri Teen USA in 1990, losing out to Miss Oregon Bridgette Wilson (yes, that one) for the Miss Teen USA title (Ali Landry also competed in that pageant). She then went on to win the Miss Kansas crown in 1993, finishing second runner-up in Miss USA to Kenya Moore (yes, that one).