Jeanne Robertson is a remarkable woman, a dynamic humorist, and a professional speaker who motivates, inspires, and entertains audiences wherever she goes. She tells stories about her life that not only keeps everyone in stitches but also leaves them thinking about her message. She’s had a great impact on people from coast to coast, but North Carolina has always been home. Robertson will be speaking at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts Saturday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $20 each.
At the age of 19, Robertson was named Miss North Carolina and was awarded the title Miss Congeniality in the Miss America competition that same year. She used her pageant experiences to foster her public speaking career, and the scholarship funds she received from these competitions to go to college. She earned a teaching degree and taught physical education for eight years.