Miss Rodeo USA 2016 – Harmony Latham
As the sun sets on the 50th Miss Rodeo USA pageant, Harmony Latham is honored to add her name to the list of other beautiful and inspirational women that have represented the Miss Rodeo USA Association and the International Professional Rodeo Association. Latham excitedly brings the crown home to Wrightwood, California and the Hesperia Wranglers.
Latham is a senior at Azusa Pacific University where she studies business marketing with a background in biology. She is the daughter of Blake and Kerri Latham and has one younger brother, Garrett, who is her biggest supporter, competitor and friend. Latham hopes to stay involved with rodeo and family as she pursues a career in the medical or rodeo industry after she graduates in May 2017.
As she grew up in a small community in Southern California, she competed in numerous sporting events, pageants and equestrian shows. However, it wasn’t until high school when she identified that you certainly can combine all areas of her passions into one. Latham dug into her family roots in order to follow her mother’s passion for cattle work and barrel racing and her father’s background in ranching to reach her own rodeo dreams. Rodeo is something that has always been important to her and she cannot thank the people that have always supported her endeavors enough.
During her year as Miss Rodeo USA 2016, Latham will be speaking on the program that she grew up participating in, called “Royalty Reading.” She is looking forward to talking with all types of people about the importance of literacy and education as our world progresses. By bringing books to children and inspiring people to put down the electronics and pick up literature, she is excited to bring the world of reading and imagination to others.
Becoming Miss Rodeo USA is not only a dream come true for Latham, but a wonderful accomplishment that she could not have reached alone. Through hard work, determination, learning and becoming involved in various activities, she is honored to represent the sport of professional rodeo and the western way of life. The greatest sport on dirt is one that has brought the ranching lifestyles of many to the public eye. Latham could not be more excited to represent the International Professional Rodeo Association cowboys and cowgirls as she travels throughout the year.
As the 100,000-mile journey progresses throughout the year, Miss Rodeo USA 2016, Harmony Latham, looks forward to meeting you on the rodeo road and creating memories to last a lifetime while promoting the sport we all hold near and dear.