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Introducing Shades of Pinck

Posted January 04, 2017 by Megan Pinckney in Shades of Pinck

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Hello, Fig readers!

My name is Megan Pinckney, and although I was born and raised in Charleston, I have been a resident of Columbia ever since I became a Gamecock almost a decade ago!

Growing up, if I wasn’t in school, I was usually taking a dance class. I began ballet training at the age of five, gave a few other forms a try, and then reached my dance career peak when I joined Carolina’s dance team. But now that the only time I’m ever even close to feeling like a dancer again is when I’m at Pure Barre in Five Points, I choose to actively support the art form by serving on the Columbia City Ballet’s Board of Directors.

While in high school I was introduced to pageantry and the Miss Universe Organization. Since then I have held several titles, my most notable being Miss South Carolina Teen USA and Miss South Carolina USA. In 2013, I competed in the Miss USA pageant where I placed in the top 5—something I will forever be proud of.

Now, I help coordinate the Fantasy Camp, a girl’s self-esteem and leadership boot camp, during the state pageants in North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, and Alabama.

While in college studying fashion merchandising, the travel bug bit me when I studied abroad in Italy. From that moment on, I knew all I wanted to do was visit every section of the globe and experience the best parts of it. Since then I have visited parts of Europe, the Caribbean, Asia, and have been all throughout the US.

I’ve been sharing my discoveries on my lifestyle blog, Shades of Pinck, and have recently began updating the New York Amsterdam News travel section weekly.

I believe in champagne for breakfast and every other meal, that leopard print is a neutral at all times of the year, and that life is only what you make of it! I enjoy a good party amongst good friends, reading Vogue magazine on exotic beaches, and taking pictures worth repining on Pinterest.

Megan Pinckney - Shades of Pinck

Megan Pinckney is a 20-something travel writer, lifestyle blogger, model, and retired beauty queen! She is a lover of the arts, dinner parties, and every single Mariah Carey song. Megan currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Township Auditorium and the Columbia City Ballet. She is also the coordinator of RPM’s Fantasy Camp, an affiliate of the Miss Universe Organization, which instills self-esteem and leadership skills in young girls. When she isn’t traveling the world, you can catch her cheering on her beloved Gamecocks at Williams-Brice. Follow her adventures at or on Instagram @shadesofpinck.


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