Miss North Carolina 2008, Amanda Watson, visited WITN News at Sunrise Tuesday to promote a cause near and dear to her heart and to meet some local pageant queens.
Waston's platform as Miss North Carolina is bringing awareness to ALS, also known as Lou Gherig's Disease.
Watson has been named a national spokesperson for her work with the ALS Association. She lost two members of her family to the disease.
On Tuesday, Watson helped promote the upcoming ALS Walk in Greenville, which is scheduled for Saturday, April 4.
Watson also answered questions from local beauty pageant queens at the studio.
Miss Eastern Carolina 2009 Elizabeth Maroules will be competing to be the next Miss North Carolina when Watson retires her crown. Maroules asked Watson for advice about preparing for the state-wide pageant.
Little Miss Eastern Carolina 2009, 7-year-old Chloe Davis, asked Watson what the best part about being MIss North Carolina is.
Tiny Miss Eastern Carolina 2009, 4-year-old Macy Mann, asked Watson if Watson thought Macy could grow up to be Miss North Carolina.
Mini Miss Eastern Carolina 2009, 3-year-old Jordan Clark, asked Watson if it was difficult to become Miss North Carolina.
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