Taylor Burton competed at her first pageant in November of 2013, and she was humbled when she was crowned Miss Maryland USA 2014 at the culmination of the night. She is confident in front of a camera and an audience, which can be partially attributed to her experience as a model with Click Models of Philadelphia. Taylor has also studied Environmental Science, with a concentration in Natural Resources Management at the University of Maryland. She is an ardent supporter of habitat conservation and rehabilitation. Taylor currently works as a Realtor with Long & Foster Real Estate, and she strives to promote the American dream of homeownership. She is also passionate about protecting the well-being of our military and their families, and is a volunteer with military-based charities. Her favorite activities occur outdoors; she loves hiking, camping, and kayaking. She looks forward to sharing her goals with Maryland and hopes to make her state proud on the Miss USA stage.