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Every year between Miss USA and Miss Teen USA the state pageant season kicks off in the Sunshine State! This year the state pageant finals are July 12.
Before we get on to the contestants I want to send my congratulations to Brittany Oldehoff for bringing Florida their first top five placement since 2006! Brittany was very much a fan favourite throughout her year as Miss Florida USA and represented her state with style.
You can see all the contestant headshots here. One thing I always notice with FL is they have a very high retention rate, with many returning contestants who have been runners-up, semi-finalists and non-finalists previously. This year there are 70 contestants, similar numbers to last year. There are no former Teens competing but this is truly a battle of the former runners-up with all four of last year’s back as well as one from 2012 and a number of past Teen runners-up too! There are also a couple of contestants who have competed in VA in the past and one from Massachusetts.
Girls to look out for (this is just their significant placements, for a full list hit “read more” at the end of this post):
- Brie Gabrielle - 1RU ‘14, 2RU CA USA ‘13, 1RU CA USA ‘12 (click here to read my interview with Brie!)
- Linette De Los Santos - 2RU ‘14
- Kailyn Perez - 3RU ‘14
- Melissa Ramirez - 4RU ‘14, 1RU ‘12
- Connor Boss - 4RU ‘13, 2RU FL Teen USA ‘12, other NF placements
- Marissa Danish - 4RU ‘12 - barely recognised her with the long hair, what a transformation!
- Elise Lobb - 4RU FL TUSA ‘13
- Anh Do - 4RU FL TUSA ‘09
- Christina Nicholson - 4RU VA TUSA ‘08
- Rachel Stacy SF VA USA ‘14, SF VA USA ‘13 - should have made top 5 by now in my opinion ;)
- Jessica Voigt - SF ‘14, looks to have improved hugely since then as well
- Melissa Ziegler - newbie who caught my eye
- Taisha-Monet Smellie - past Miss Bahamas Universe contestant
Brie Gabrielle, Linette De Los Santos, Kailyn Perez, Melissa Ramirez, Connor Boss, Marissa Danish, Elise Lobb, Anh Do, Christina Nicholson, Rachel Stacy, Jessica Voigt, Melissa Ziegler
This year the pageant will be hosted by Miss USA 2004 Susie Castillo and Miss USA 2004 Shandi Finnessy with assistance from Miss Florida USA 2010 Megan Clementi and Miss Florida USA 2014 Brittany Oldehoff which is exciting!
For the full list of contestants & past placements hit “read more”: