Miss Contestants

People's Choice Award Online Voting!

At this year’s pageant we are holding a special online competition called the People’s Choice! We will be collecting your votes with the help of our voting partner, The Pageant Planet, for your favorite contestant for the People’s Choice in both the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA divisions. This year, the People’s Choice Winners will be guaranteed a spot as a TOP 5 FINALIST in the Pageant Finals! Voting will take place online and the winners of the People’s Choice for each division will be revealed during the announcement of the semi-finalists as well as recognized during the awards portion near the end of the Pageant Finals!

Any funding raised during the People’s Choice Voting will be split between the titleholder preparation fund to cover various expenses incurred by the state pageant during the titleholders’ preparations for the national pageant, as well as the general production budget for staffing and staging of the state pageant. During this year’s pageant, if the contestant numbers dictate, it may be decided by the judging panel to allow all the state contestants to advance to the Pageant Finals as Semi-Finalists. If so, the winners of the People’s Choice voting will still be announced at the start of the Pageant Finals as well as recognized during the awards portion near the end of the show.

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Miss Iowa USA 2024 Contestants


Gretta A.
West Des Moines
I want to thank my husband Nick, my family, and my friends. You all have supported and inspired me to follow all my dreams and aspirations. Thank you to @Discoveringdsm for the photography sessions.

Cameron B.
Monona County
Thank you to Brenner Farms Inc. and The Cutting Edge for sponsoring me to run for the Miss Iowa pageant. The unconditional love and respect received from family and close friends isn't taken for granted. Having the opportunity to participate in this contest will forever be ingrained as a memory no matter the outcome.

Hayley B.
Johnson County
It gets harder and harder to put into words my gratitude for those who have and continue to support me on this journey. I feel incredibly blessed to be loved and supported by so many amazing people. To my coaches, friends, family and the Future Productions staff, thank you from the absolute bottom of my heart. Your efforts and support have changed my life forever.

Abby D.
Highland Park
Thank you to my mom for making this year possible and to my family for all the support through the chaos of pageant season.

Ella E.
Linn County
Thank you to my family for supporting me. And a special shoutout to Felsphoto for taking such wonderful headshots and Stacey’s for helping me find a beautiful dress.

Sierra H.
I would like to thank God, my boyfriend, Brandon, my little brothers, Mason and Miles, my grandparents, and all of those who showed me endless amounts of love and support along my many journeys of life. However, I would not be the woman I am today without out my adopted parents, Joe and Ashley. They have instilled the value of resilience, authenticity, and to be a helping hand to anyone. Most importantly to be confident, yet humble. So, thank you! "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known to God." Philippians 4:6 Special thanks to my beauty team of Spray Tan by Angie! in Galesburg, Illinois.

Emily I.
Benton County
I want to thank my sponsors of Hope's Bridal and Prom, LB Anderson Insurance Agency, Cedar Valley Bank & Trust, Atkins Savings Bank & Trust, Barr & Sons LLC, Big Creek Granite LLC, DBA Schlarbaum Real Estate, Fifth Street Kaffee Haus, Karr Club Lambs, Kollmorgen, Schlue & Zahradik, P.C., KSS Acoounting & Tax Service INC, Otte's Accounting & Tax, and Shelly's Sweets. These are a few of my thirty-five sponsors from all across the entire Benton County. If it was not for the generous support of all of my sponsors, community, family and friends I would not be able to be competing here today.

McKenzie Ariana K.
Capital City
To all of my family, friends, and supporters, your unwavering encouragement and endless support over the last three years have been the driving force behind my journey to the Miss Iowa USA stage. From the bottom of my heart, I extend my deepest gratitude for believing in me, lifting me up, and standing by my side every step of the way. Your love has been my guiding light, and I am forever grateful for the opportunity to share my passion and purpose with the world. As Jeremiah 29-11 reminds us, 'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.' With appreciation and love - McKenzie Ariana Kerry, Miss Capital City USA 2024.

Erica L.
North Liberty
I can't say thank you enough to everyone who has supported me on my pageant journey this past year. Kelly: I would not be here without your support, coaching, and wisdom. Thank you for everything you have done for me! Evan: I am so grateful that you are my number one cheerleader and for being there for me every step of the way. I love you! Family and friends: Knowing you are always in my corner always fuels my spirit and makes every milestone on this journey worthwhile. Thank you for being there for me! Mom and Dad: Thank you for always making time for the long roadtrips, trips to the tailor, making sure my wardrobe is pressed to perfection...but most importantly...thank you for being the solid foundation I need for success!

Danielle M.
Iowa City
Dear Jose, Words cannot express the depth of gratitude and love I feel for you. Your unwavering support and encouragement as I pursued my dream of competing for Miss Iowa have been my guiding light through moments of doubt and insecurity. Your belief in me, even when I doubted myself as an older contestant and a mother, has been my greatest source of strength. Thank you for being my rock, my confidant, and my biggest support through all my endeavors. You encouraged me to be brave with my life so others can be brave with theirs and I am endlessly grateful. Thank you for your unconditional love. With all my heart, Danielle Malatek

Tendresse N.
Des Moines
I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all the sponsors and supporters in advance for their generous contributions and unwavering support in my journey to the Miss Iowa USA pageant. Your dedication and belief in my goal and mission have been instrumental in making this dream possible. Thank you for investing in me and for helping create a platform for growth, empowerment, and positive change for young women. Your commitment to this cause is truly appreciated, and I am honored to have you as part of my journey.

Autumn N.
I would love to thank my friends and family, my loyal customers, and the businesses in my small town for helping me seize this opportunity. I'm very thankful to the businesses. These are Cresco Motors, Kriss's Family Hair Care, Cresco Bank Trust, Outdoors & More, Inc., and Cusb Cresco Bank , Fat t's Cafe and sports bar. These people and businesses brought me here. And I am so grateful. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me.

Ella P.
East Village
Thank you to all my dear friends and family for supporting me on this journey to live out my dream

Kaylyn P.
Polk County
Thank you to my family and friends for continuing to support me throughout my journey to Miss Iowa USA. To my coaches Kelly and Michaela, thank you for always pushing me to be better and never giving up on me. Thank you to Emerie Jones for always making me look and feel my best. Lastly, thank you to Stacy's Bridal for helping me pick out the perfect dress. I couldn't do it without the best support team.

Avery S.
I would like to thank my amazing family or supporting me through this journey, year after year. You guys give me so much strength and confidence to pursue my dreams. I would also like to thank all my amazing sponsors such as AV Photography, Venticher Electric, and so many friends and family. You guys are truly a blessing.