Kalyn Melham Crowned Miss Indiana 2024: Advocating for Change Through Theater

In a dazzling ceremony at the STAR Performing Arts Center in Zionsville, Indiana, Kalyn Melham of Muncie claimed the coveted title of Miss Indiana 2024. The 33-year-old beauty queen, adorned in elegance, received a $10,000 scholarship for her remarkable achievement. But beyond the glitz and glamour, Melham’s reign promises to be more than skin deep.

Advocating for Change Through Theater

Melham’s platform, A.C.T. (Advocating for Change Through Theater), reflects her passion for community engagement. As a professional makeup artist and licensed esthetician, she combines her love for the arts with a commitment to social impact. Through community theaters, Melham orchestrates captivating shows that entertain and educate. But it doesn’t end there—she also conducts workshops for children involved in theater, nurturing their creativity and confidence.

Miss Indiana Kalyn Melham

A Heartfelt Mission

During her year of service, Melham will rally audiences to support local missions across Indiana. Attendees at her events will be encouraged to bring canned foods, contributing to hunger relief efforts. Additionally, Melham plans to collaborate with theater boards, urging them to allocate portions of their funds to the renowned Riley Hospital for Children.

A Trailblazer’s Journey

Kalyn Melham’s victory is historic. She becomes the oldest and the first-ever married mother to wear the Miss Indiana sash since the Miss Universe Organization revised age limits and marital status rules. Armed with a bachelor’s degree in law and society from Purdue University, Melham is poised to make a lasting impact during her reign.

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