Elizabeth graham pistole was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. She still lives in Nashville where she is a fitness instructor at 2 local barre studios. She is also continuing her education by pursuing a master’s degree in marketing with a concentration of social media strategies online at the University of Alabama.
Elizabeth Graham was driven to pursue a master’s degree so that she could have the knowledge to grow and develop her nonprofit, The Dancing Divas and Dudes. The Dancing Divas and Dudes is a dance team for individuals with special needs and was inspired by her sister, Natalie, who has Down Syndrome. Elizabeth Graham wanted to offer her sister and her peers a team environment and teach them how to express themselves through movement. Elizabeth Graham started the Divas and Dudes at 14 years old and has grown it by over 600% over the past 7 years. The Divas and Dudes organization has had the opportunity to serve 45 families in the Southeast. Elizabeth Graham’s goal is to develop a way for chapters of the Dancing Divas and Dudes to be started all over the country. Elizabeth Graham knows the difficulties and obstacles that accompany enacting the change that one believes is needed. This has driven her to want to utilize her year as Miss Tennessee USA to be a resource and inspiration to young adults who want to make a difference.
Elizabeth Graham is honored to get to represent her home state. Her goal is to make the most of every opportunity, empower those that she meets, and be a source of light across the entire state.