On Saturday June 10, 2023 a new Miss Utah was crowned. The crown was awarded to Sarah Sun, a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Some have said it was the most contest-celebrated win they’ve seen in decades.
Sun told Trent Toone with the Church News that, “By being unashamed of who I was and what I believed in, I knew that truth could always prevail and touch the hearts of those who are seeking it. I know that the light of Christ allows people to become their best selves, and I will never be ashamed of sharing that with other people.– I feel a responsibility to represent Him at all times, in all things and in all places.”
Prior to winning, Sun studied at Cornell University before transferring to Brigham Young University. She also spent time as a missionary in the California Riverside Mission.
To learn more about Sun’s conversion and mission to share her faith, read here.