Hope isn’t just her name. It is her mission in life. Meet Miss Lake Norman’s Teen, Hope Bryant, a rising Junior at East Lincoln High School. We met Hope when she visited CoCo Couture in Search of the very best fashion for her upcoming pageant competitions. We invited Hope back to model our new arrivals and find out more about her exciting, busy and hope-giving life.

There is a lot more to Hope than meets the eye.  

Hope is Dressed for Success in this black and white Dress which features a custom belt with gold hardware.

As Miss Lake Norman’s Teen, she will compete in Miss North Carolina Teen, taking place in Raleigh, on June 19-24. In between preparing for her next pageant, Hope is a cheerleader, competition dancer and actor in her school’s plays. She recently was inducted as a member of her school’s Beta Club, an achievement requiring a GPA at least 3.85 or above.

To fufill the requirements of her reign, Hope had to choose a platform that she feels passionate about on a personal level.

Hope founded and launched her own non-profit called: The Give Hope Project. This program serves the needs of families of hospitalized children by providing baskets filled with both essential and thoughtful items. The program also collects donations to Ronald McDonald House throughout North Carolina. Her non-profit is not only a way to give back now, but also a way to continue her legacy after her pageant days end.

Hope’s impressive and trail-blazing aspirations don’t stop there.

After high school, Hope aspires to attend Wake Forest University and to expand her non-profit organization throughout the US, giving hope to people everywhere. Hope has achieved many milestones in a very short period of time. But the quality that impressed us the most is her positive energy. We know that with her joyful determination, Hope can do anything!

Follow Hope’s journey to Miss North Carolina Teen and Miss America Teen on Instagram@misslakenormanteen_nc.

For more information about The Give Hope Project, send an email to hopebaskets23@gmail.com.

All can be found at CoCoCouture, Lake Norman.

Candace Bongiovanni - CoCo Couture
Candace Bongiovanni – CoCo Couture

A genuine native of North Carolina, Candace is inspired by the Southern Charm and grass roots theory of treating customers with the utmost respect and customer service. In 2016, Candace opened her boutique, CoCo Couture, in the heart of Lake Norman in Jetton Village located in Cornelius NC.

Candace is an active philanthropist, giving back in her community as contributing generously to arts, education, faith driven charitable causes and architectural preservation causes, among others.


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