The Miss Rhode Island USA & Teen USA and Miss Wisconsin USA & Teen USA pageants were held Sunday night and newbies prevailed in all four competitions!
Both Miss winners beat highly experienced competition, both in the top 15 and top five which should stand them in good stead for Miss USA.
Profiles for the new Miss winners are up now, hoping to set up the Teen section later in the week (click names to view profiles & pics):
- Olivia Culpo - Miss Rhode Island USA 2012
- Livia Stencel - Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 2012
- Emily Guerin - Miss Wisconsin USA 2012
- Briana Yamat - Miss Wisconsin Teen USA 2012
Congrats to the former Teens also, all of whom placed highly. Tiondra Martinez (RI) and Bishara Dorre (WI) placed first runner-up in their respective states, Talia Turco was 2RU in RI and Dominique Lee made top 15.
Last year’s Teen first runners-up in WI & RI competed again this year and in a rare coincidence both placed 1RU for the second year in a row!
Miss Rhode Island USA Olivia Culpo 1RU Tiondra Martinez 2RU Talia Turco 3RU Mariely Gonzalez 4RU Alana Lauro
T11 Kelsey Gibree, Christine Skorenko, Afua Akato, Ti Ti Sun, Jillian Bekke, Dominque Lee
Miss Rhode Island Teen USA Livia Stencil 1RU Ibis Berganza 2RU Brittany Stenovich 3RU Christina Drumm 4RU Kristen Hanlon
T10 Molly Jaffe, Olivia Frangos, Lauren Plante, Ciera Omos, Nadia Jourabchi
Miss Wisconsin USA Emily Guerin 1RU Bishara Dorre 2RU Heidi Golznig 3RU Lauren Drais 4RU Jenny Thomas
T15 Janaye Hutchcroft, Shana Pawlowicz, Kaitlyn Verbruggen, Ke Zhu, Lauren Draves, Amy Pflugshaupt, Kelly Berndt, Taylor Klaustermeier, Cassandra Besaw, Kathleen McFadzen
Miss Wisconsin Teen USA Briana Yamat 1RU Lauren Skelton 2RU Jennifer Johnson 3RU Emily Baltisberger 4RU Karlee Nimmer
T15 Erin Welytok, Kate Redeker, Michaela Reichhoff, Destiny Cairhamer, Karissa Sime, Corianne Strupp, Patience Vallier, Alysse Thompson, McKenzi Johnson, Kayla Kraynik
A couple of early pics :)