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OVERCOMER Star Aryn Wright Thompson Shares Gospel Through Beauty Pageants

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OVERCOMER Star Aryn Wright Thompson Shares Gospel Through Beauty Pageants

By Movieguide® Contributor

Aryn Wright Thompson uses her platform as a beauty pageant competitor to spread God’s word and bring his kingdom to earth.

“The ‘beauty’ in pageants is being able to use your platform and influence to bring attention to people or places that need it by acts of service and advocacy in the hopes of leaving them better than you found them,” Thompson said on a recent Instagram post.

Thompson won the Miss South Atlanta pageant on April 12. This qualified her to compete in the Miss Georgia State competition, a dream she has had for a long time.

“I am too excited that in just 51 days I will be competing on the Miss Georgia stage representing South Atlanta!” she wrote. “I know that God has a plan for me and I am so grateful that He brought me back to one of my first ever big dreams.”

While Thompson has been doing pageantry for a while, it is not the only way she shares God’s love with the world. She published a children’s book with her brother in 2022 to encourage children to chase their dreams. She also acted in 2019’s OVERCOMER, for which she won a Movieguide® Grace Prize for her inspiring performance. A portion of Movieguide®’s review reads:

OVERCOMER is another very well-produced movie created by the Kendrick Brothers. The storytelling, acting and cinematography are wonderful. Some actors deliver their lines more poignantly, but in the end everyone adds significantly to the movie’s sweet, inspiring tone. Hannah’s character transformation is particularly powerful. The jeopardy involves whether Hannah and John will become overcomers in Christ. Eventually, Hannah learns to find her identity in the Lord while navigating a host of obstacles. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is proclaimed powerfully more than once in OVERCOMER. OVERCOMER features a very strong Christian worldview and is filled with many touching, poignant moments. 

Thompson’s use of her platform is beautiful to see. She points to God for her success and moves the spotlight to Him in a space full of pride and idolatry.

Movieguide® previously reported:

OVERCOMER actress Aryn Wright-Thompson is using her newfound popularity to glorify God.

“It is like when I got to school, people ask [me for] pictures, or they asked for my autograph, which is kind of weird, but it’s fun,” said Wright-Thompson. Wright-Thompson played Hannah in OVERCOMER, the lone high-school cross-country athlete.

“I also go speak to churches, I go speak to youth groups, and I just preach the Gospel and tell them about how much God means to me, and how much He is evident in my life, and all the things that He does in my life,” Wright-Thompson continued. “I tell them that He is doing the same thing for them, and He is there for them, but we have to seek Him first. I just let them know that God’s always there for them. I’m glad that I now I have a platform to where I can preach to more people.”

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