Miss Vermont USA 2016 - Neely Fortune
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Neely Fortune

  • Age: 26

    Hometown: Burlington

  • Height: 5’ 7”

    Birthday: September 17

Neely Fortune, Miss Vermont, is a wildlife biologist, sponsored endurance athlete and outdoor enthusiast. For the past two years she has been running 100 mile ultra marathons in order to advocate for PTSD awareness. She is also an elite obstacle course racer for Reebok Spartan Race and has run nearly 40 races in the last two years, including the Death Race. In addition, Neely has a love of the outdoors and first discovered this passion on a month long backpacking course with the National Outdoor Leadership School. She has since become passionate about preserving the environment as a wildlife biologist and even lived in a tent in Patagonia for 6 months while doing research. Neely embraces her femininity, her athleticism, and her ruggedness. As Miss Vermont, she hopes to inspire young women to be authentic to who they are, embrace what makes them different, and to never let labels define them.

  • What is your favorite emoji?

    ⛺️

    If you could meet any one celebrity, dead or alive, who would it be?

    Matt Damon

  • What is your favorite movie?

    Cinderella

    What is your favorite song?

    I Lived - One Republic

  • What is your favorite food?

    Chicken pot pie

    What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

    Ben & Jerry's Phish food

  • What is your favorite sport to play?

    Obstacle course training

    What is your dream travel destination?

    Argentina

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