Hey, everyone! I'd like to welcome you to my website. This site is devoted to my work, advocacy, designs and artwork. I've revamped things a bit more "me" and less corporate. So, let's get started!


While most people know me as Miss America 2000...you should know that I am also an artist and designer.  In fact, I have a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design and a Masters in Design...both from the esteemed College of Design, Architecture, Art, & Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati. Since 2000, I have been on a whirlwind journey advocating for our nation's military veterans, raising a family, and running a business! However, this year has given me time to reflect on the next chapter of my life.  While still continuing my advocacy for our Heroes, I have decided to get back to my roots and get back to creating more art.  I hope you enjoy what I've created. Please feel free to contact me  if you are interested in commissioned work or have any questions in regards to my designs, products, or speaking engagements.


I look forward to hearing from you and seeing where this next journey leads!




Heather French Henry

Operation Waverly Logo with wreath behin

Introducing my new activewear collaboration, Love Your Body! This colleciton of activewear is of the highest quality and has a wide variety of styles! Please check it out at www.rosehillapparel.com ! --Love, Heather

Step into my world with my new line of Christmas Ornaments, Coffee Mugs, Stationery, & Illustrations. With three distinct collections inspired by my favorite movies and moments.  There's something inspiring and beautiful for everyone with the Heather French Henry Collection.

“During her year of service as Miss America 2000, Heather worked tirelessly on behalf of our nation’s homeless veterans who have never had a better advocate. Heather has been called ‘every veteran’s daughter’ and I was priviledged to recognize her contributions by naming H.R. 936 on her behalf.” Congressman Lane Evans

Heather French Henry won the title of Miss America 2000, the first to be crowned in the new millenium.  As the daughter of a Vietnam Veterans, Heather used her national title to promote military veterans issues. She continues that work today.

Heather French Henry TOPS Magazine

Heather has graced the cover of over 20 magazines and been featured in dozens of publications nationwide.

Heather is a sought after speaker, spokesperson, & emcee for conventions and shows nationwide.  She has been featured on national TV, as well as, on stage. View more of Heather's work.


Example of Past Clients - Click Below to View More...


Deans Milk

USA Cares

Kentucky Prostate Cancer Coalition provides FREE Prostate Cancer Screenings.

Saving Floyds Fork

The Future Fund has saved over 6000 acres along Floyds Fork in Louisville, KY.

The Rosemary Clooney Museum houses the famous White Christmas Movie Collection in Augusta, KY. 

Heather French Foundation for Veterans, Inc. promotes education and awareness of military veterans and their service to our country.


As the daughter of a disabled Vietnam veteran, Heather French Henry has experienced the pain and suffering that can come with military service. Throughout her life she followed her father into the halls of VA hospitals for treatments, experienced his night terrors and stood by his side in his miraculous journey “home” from the terrors of war.

After winning the title of Miss America 2000 she traveled over 300,000 miles across the United States on a national speaking tour entitled “Our Forgotten Heroes: Honoring Our Nations Homeless Veterans.” Throughout her year she not only visited veterans facilities meeting and talking with veterans but her platform often took her to our nation’s capital to lobby members of Congress and Senate on veterans issues and legislation. During her tour veteran’s healthcare issues became another serious focus and a second campaign began entitled “Fighting the Silent Enemy: Hepatitis C.” Touring the country with Hepatitis C advocates screenings were held and hundreds of veterans were screened and made aware of the dangers of Hepatitis C.

Even after her year of service Heather is still seen traveling across the country to raise awareness and funding for veterans issues through the Heather French Foundation for Veterans, Inc. established during her tour as Miss America 2000. She is dedicated to raising the ideas of patriotism by educating young and old alike about the sacrifices made by the men and women who have served our nation.

In 2014, Governor Beshear appointed Heather as the commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs to oversee nearly 900 employees, 4 state veterans centers, 5 state veterans cemeteries, and a wide variety of programs and services for veterans and their families. To continue her service, Governor Bevn then asked her to stay on as the deputy commissioner in his administration. Under her guidence, the department maintained it's budget, created legislative policies for veterans and saw the completion of two facilities.


In Heather’s own words: “I will always be the daughter of a veteran and therefore I will always honor those who fell by continuing to serve those who live.”



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Heather is honored by USA CARES with the Patriot Award for her committment to veterans and Military.


Heather is honored by Governor Steve Beshear with the naming of the Heather French Henry Highway in Maysville, Ky.





Heather Featured in FALL/WINTER Churchill Downs Magazine

Miss America 2000, Heather French Henry, is featured in the Fall/Winter Churchill Downs Magazine for her work with military veterans as Miss America, Commissioner & Deputy Commissioner fo the KY Department of Veterans Affairs.

Heather Receives the Anderson Laureate Award for Diversity

Heather French Henry was honored to receive the Anderson Laureate Award for Diversity by the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity at the Governor's EEO Conference.

Bluegrass Honor Flight for DDAY

Heather was delighted to be the Guardian for the DDAY Anniversairy Flight to Washington, DC.

Women Veterans Conference

Churchill Downs partners with the Ky Department of Veterans Affairs to honor our women veterans and highlighting Athena's Sisters.

Pounding the pavement in DC visiting Rep. Andy Barr

Commissioner Heather French Henry meets with Congressman Andy Barr from KY to discuss MST (Military Sexual Trauma) amoung female military members.

Miss America Speaks to Metcalfe County Middle School

Speaking at Metcalfe County Middle School in honor of scholastic achievement.  Heather remained on hand to tour the facility and to talk with students about the importance of education. During the appearance Heather spoke about her struggles to achieve her dream of Miss America while continuing her education at the University of Cincinnati obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design and her Masters of Design.  She spoke to many students after wards and was on hand to sign autographs and take photos.


Military Appreciation at Keeneland

Keeneland celebrates our military and women veterans at Military Appreciation Day at the track with the Ky National Guard.

Military Appreciation Night

Commissioner Henry celebrated our nation's heroes at the Lexington Legends Military Appreciation Night including our Women Veterans.

KDVA Women Veterans Conference

Commissioner Henry and KDVA host the first Women Veterans Conference in Louisville, KY.

Horses and Heroes

Heather joins three Medal of Honor Recipients for Horses and Heroes at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY.

Honoring Women Veterans with the UK Wildcats

Heather French Henry joined the UK Womens Basketball Team to honor Women Veterans during Senior Night as they played South Carolina.


Honoring Our Troops with Girls Scout Cookies

Heather joins Republic Bank in their support of the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana "Operation Cookie" campaign.  Republic bank has long been an advocate for our military and has continued it's support for the Girls Scouts of Kentuckiana's Military appreciation.


Honoring A Legacy of Service with our Women Veterans at THVC.

Heather joins the residents at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore, KY in celebrating a Legacy of Service with the Women Veterans.

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