Emili McPhail was crowned Miss Virginia in June of 2018. She is a graduate of Hollins University where she studied communication studies and psychology. Emili is passionate about Ending Hunger in the US, which is her personal platform, and has been volunteering in soup kitchens and food banks for nearly a decade. During her travels throughout her reign, she has been dedicated to serving others through fighting domestic hunger and encouraging others to find their passion through service. In partnership with the Virginia ABC Authority, Emili has traveled across the Commonwealth to over 70 elementary schools spreading a message of health, wellness and prevention with students and teachers through the Miss Virginia School Tour.She will crown the next Miss VA this June at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA.