Miss North Carolina USA 2016 steps down

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Miss North Carolina USA 2016 has resigned from her position.

According to a news release from RPM Productions, Inc., Allie Dunn became ill in the days leading up to the Miss USA  pageant in October and continued to deteriorate.

The decision was made to step down as Miss North Carolina USA and return home to North Carolina.

Runner-up Devin Gant will assume the roles and responsibilities of Miss North Carolina USA, including competing on stage at the Miss USA pageant on June 5. Gant graduated from High Point University in 2015.