This Beauty Queen Had The Best Response When Asked About Brock Turner On Stage


This is Jeanette Morelan. She's 21, a beauty queen and a sexual assault survivor.

But no one knew the latter until recently, when she bravely shared her story in front of thousands of people at this year's Miss Tennessee pageant.

Jeanette, who currently holds the Miss Nashville title, got to the top five and had stepped up for the Q&A round when one judge asked, "Did Brock Turner, convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, get too light a sentence?"

That's when she revealed the court case was closer to home than anyone could have imagined.

In an interview with Cosmopolitan, she said,

Jeanette explained she didn't confide in anyone about the assault for two months because she felt "deeply ashamed" and like her identity had been stripped from her.

She continued,

Jeanette didn't win the beauty pageant, but she said she wouldn't replace the experience and chance to tell her story. Now she's doing her best to inspire women around the world to talk about sexual assault. She added,

Citations: cosmo