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      Miss South Carolina USA hoping to bring crown to Palmetto State

      RICHLAND CO. (WACH)--After the recent success from Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers; another Miss South Carolina is hoping to follow her footsteps and win for the Palmetto State.

      A sendoff party was held for Miss South Carolina USA 2013 Megan Pinckney. The USC student won and got a chance to represent her state in November 2012. She will be leaving for Las Vegas; where the Fashion Merchandising student will star for the next two and a half weeks.

      But Sunday was a day of support from dozens of friends and family members who came out to wish her luck.

      Pinckney said she hopes to make the Palmetto State proud; while also inspire others.

      "It is a great feeling knowing that my home state is supporting me and rooting for me," Pinckney said. "They really want me to do my best. So it has been great getting out in the community and meeting people. My biggest thing through this journey was to show people that if I can do it, they can do it. So I just tell myself everyday to dream big."

      The Miss USA Pageant will be June 16.

      If you would like to help vote Megan into the top 15, click here.