Lauren Terry was crowned the 50th Miss Rodeo USA on January 20, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma during the International Finals Rodeo. She will be traveling all over the United States and parts of Canada representing the International Professional Rodeo Association.
Lauren is the 21-year-old daughter of Keith and Marsha Terry and has a younger sister Kaitlin. Lauren has taken a year off from her studies at Auburn University, where she is majoring in Animal Science – Production Management, to fulfill her duties and live a dream as Miss Rodeo USA.
Growing up in Moulton, AL Lauren is no stranger to a lifestyle with horses. Her family owns and operates Iron Rail Arena. Originally built for team penning and team roping, the Iron Rail Arena has become home to many events including Lawrence County Saddle Club shows, the local 4-H Youth Rodeo and open rodeos over the years. Hard work, dedication, and determination; Lauren knows what is required to successfully produce a top notch rodeo.
Blessed is how Lauren describes her life. Being able to participate in horseshows and youth rodeos, Lauren has made lifelong friends and learned the importance of respect. Through her travels, she has witnessed and was the recipient of many acts of kindness. Lauren has chosen “Roundup Respect” as her speaking platform. She plans to share with everyone the importance of treating others with respect, because it truly is the cowboy way.
“Without the love, encouragement and support from family and friends, this dream would not have been possible. I would like to thank each and every person along with my wonderful sponsors. I am extremely excited about sharing my journey as Miss Rodeo USA with you all.”