May 23, 2018
Sierra Scott

At age 53, Sierra Scott won the first national pageant she ever entered, beating out dozens of contestants who were 20 years her junior, to become the reigning Ms. Woman United States 2017. Sierra is an Emmy award winning journalist and host of Positively Kansas!, and The Brett and Sierra Show in Wichita, Kansas. As an only child, Sierra grew up in a double-wide trailer in Kansas City, Kansas but knew that with hard work, a good education and persistence she could do anything she chose.  In the past few years Sierra has traveled to 48 states and 27 different countries with her job and special interests.

Sierra graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in broadcast journalism, and has worked in Joplin, Missouri; Waco, Texas; Tallahassee, and Tampa, Florida before coming to Wichita, where she has been a familiar face on television news, a veteran of commercials, local stage productions including Music Theatre of Wichita. She’s also a popular event emcee, pageant judge, keynote speaker, and has served on numerous boards and countless committees. She was recently appointed by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback to serve a four-year term on the Kansas Children’s Cabinet, a group that disburses 55 million dollars to educational programs around the state and is involved with the Child Life Services organization though the Ms. Woman United States Pageant.  She enjoys visiting young patients and their families across the country when she gets the opportunity.