Sister Richards and her family call Sandy Springs, Ga., home. Born and raised in the South, she graduated from the University of Virginia with a dual degree in Government and Philosophy, and completed her master's in Curriculum and Instruction at Arizona State University.
The 30-year-old literacy consultant competed for two days with other accomplished married women from around the state.
Sister Richards was first introduced to the Mrs. America system of pageantry by her friend, Diane Tucker who was crowned Mrs. Arizona, then Mrs. America, and finally Mrs. World in 2007. Her friend encouraged her to get involved as a way of serving her community and furthering her platform of "Equality in Education."