Clarka Wickliffe, a 28-year-old native of Seneca, South Carolina, is a two-time graduate of Clemson University with a B.S. in Bioengineering (Materials Concentration) and Masters in Business Administration. During her quest for the title of Miss South Carolina, Clarka placed 2nd Runner-Up to the title of Miss South Carolina 2013, was named Miss Photogenic, & earned the Overall Talent award for her vocal rendition of “Somewhere” from the Broadway musical, West Side Story. A true lover of musical theatre, Clarka is currently pursuing a vocal performance and acting career and has performed in various musicals throughout equity theatres in the Southeast. She is employed as a model and actress with Millie Lewis Talent Agency (Greenville, SC), Directions USA (Greensboro, NC), MMG – NYC (New York, NY), and Cabani Booking (Germany). As a current resident of Charlotte, NC, Clarka is employed as a Product Manager within an industry-leading medical device company while also serving as the creator and curator of her fashion and lifestyle blog, “The Chic W.” In her spare time, Clarka also enjoys teaching the tools of the trade as a part-time pageant, vocal, and interview coach to young ladies throughout the Southeast.