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 semi-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 2023 Contestants


Erika B.
I would like to thank my sponsors and supporters for believing in me throughout this journey. This has been an incredible experience and I could not have done it without them.

Nancy B.
Thank you to my parents Laura Isaacson, and Jason Brown. Corbin Hale, Lyle Brown, Pam Blackman, Traci Kelly, Orscheln Farm and Home, Shen Floral, Shenandoah Chamber of Commerce, Rays Shabby Furniture and everyone else for all of their support! I love you all!

Hayley B.
Morning Sun
I know no words can adequately express my gratitude for my support system. From friends and family to coaches and sponsors over the years, you have all played and integral role in my success and development as a woman and pageant girl. I hate to be cliche, but I truly could not gave done it without all of you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I promise to make you proud this weekend.

Caitlin C.
Iowa City
Thank you so much to my family and friends for supporting me on my journey to Miss Iowa USA. Without your support, I would not be where I am today. Thank you to Kelly Brown and KPC Pageant Coaching for your guidance through this experience. Your support has meant everything to me. And finally, thank you to every person who has helped me prepare and reached out with advice or words of encouragement. You have given me the confidence to be myself and I am so thankful.

Savannah D.
Thank you very much to the Miss Iowa sponsors for their support and contributions. Thank you to my friends and family for your continued support. I would not be where I am today without you.

Abby D.
Thank you to all my sponsors, friends, and family for the continous support. Also thank you Kelley McCoy for being an amazing coach.

Melanie G.
Sioux City
I wanted to thank everyone who has believed in me. My biggest support system is my friends and family! I would not be here today if it wasn't for them. My son and daughter are my world and I'm excited to be here to represent myself as a mother following her dream for them.

Emily G.
Dallas County
I would like to thank my amazing sponsor Binx Entertainment for sponsoring the entry fees for the pageant. It truly means a lot that they believe in my talent that much. I'd like to thank J.Lidan Designs for sponsoring a one of a kind dress for the Interview portion of the competition, it means so much that you let me wear something so special, I hope to do it justice! I would also like to thank my parents Jennifer and Louis Louw for always supporting me from the audience, I can't tell you in words how much joy it brings me to see you guys out there every time. Finally, my biggest thank you goes to my gorgeous sister, Julia. The loudest cheerer! You make the show worth it when I hear you from the audience. Thank you for supporting my dream.

Jillian H.
Marshall County
I want to thank my parents for pushing me to be the best version of myself. Thank you, Tawnya, for taking care of my hair. To Austin for the pictures. Thank you, Sarah, for altering my dress. Thank you To my Grandparents, Tannin family, Mechdyne family, Marshalltown, and Des Moines friends, and everyone else I forgot, you have always supported me from day one and I appreciate you.

Sierra H.
I would like to thank my family, friend, and sponsors for supporting me through this new adventure in my life. I would like send a special thank you to The Coffee Depot in Mount Pleasant, Iowa! Thank you to all the my coworkers for all the enthusiasm for this pageant.

Amanda J.
New Virginia
I want to give the biggest thank you to my mom Tina, my sister Jessie, my twin brother Wesley, my grandma Connie, and my stepdad Bob! They have been my biggest supporters since day one, I couldn’t have done this without them. Two years ago I was diagnosed with vitiligo and it was so mentally exhausting for me, they showed me to love myself again and it helped me realize the beauty in everything. I also want to thank my boyfriend Riley, he’s been by my side throughout this entire journey. I am so grateful to have these beautiful souls in my life, words will never be able to describe how much I love and care for them all!

Grace Lynn K.
Johnson County
I feel so lucky to be able to stand on the Miss Iowa USA stage this year, and am eternally grateful to my village for making it possible! To my family and friends, it is through your unwavering support in every dream I chase that I have the courage to get up on stage in the first place. Thank you for all of the ways you love and inspire me. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to compete for this life-changing title. Let’s do this!

McKenzie K.
Des Moines
Every young woman deserves to be celebrated. To all of the individuals who have joined in my celebration - from phone calls, to prep sessions, to quick messages on social media - your support has served as continual inspiration for me to continue to work toward this 14-year dream of mine. It takes a village to raise a pageant girl and I appreciate each one of you for being a member of mine. Love you endlessly - let’s do this!

Mariah K.
Whoever said it takes a village was right. There are so many incredible people that have supported me along the way. Grateful doesn’t even begin to cover it. My biggest thank you goes out to my incredible parents. I would not be where I am today without either of you. To my siblings, grandmas, Mike, and the rest of my friends and family, your love and encouragement means the world to me. Kelly, Angelo, Rachel, Maggie, Jorge, and Bill- thank you for always pushing me to be the best version of myself. I know my Guardian Angel, Grayson, is here in spirit cheering me on! Deuteronomy 31:6.

Eliza M.
Northeast Iowa
I would like to thank Hope’s bridal for sponsoring my beautiful gown. Thank you to Kelly McCoy for my pageant prep and always being an encouraging voice. To everyone who helped prepare me for Miss Iowa USA: FELS Photo, Wink beauty and lash lab, Jen at Salon 86, Tanique, and Katy Sogard. Thank you to all my family and friends for being there to lift me up and support me during this journey. It means the world to me. To Future Productions for the opportunity to compete, I am grateful.

Taylor P.
Linn County
To my parents, I want to express my gratitude for your care and support over the years. Thank you for doing everything possible to put me on the path to greatness. I will never forget the important values you have passed down to me. I am who I am today because of your effort, guidance, and support. You are one in a million! To my brothers, thank you for your unconditional love and support. You mean the world to me. I know you will always be by my side through anything and that is the greatest gift I could ever receive. To our family and friend's, thank you for encouraging and supporting me through this journey. I am so grateful our path's crossed. I love you all dearly!

Kaylyn P.
Polk County
I have dreamed of becoming the next Miss Iowa USA and wouldn't be here without my support team. Thank you to my coaches who have helped me over my past few years in pageantry. You all have shaped me into the person I am today. Thank you to Brittany Link Photography for my beautiful headshots. You made me feel so confident in your studio. Lastly, thank you to my family and friends for always cheering me on as I chase this dream.

Veronica S.
Polk City
To my dearest friend, number one supporter, and husband, Grant. Thank you for always believing in me, encouraging me, working alongside me, and always being ready for the next big adventure. I am forever grateful for you and all you do for our family.

Avery S.
Thank you to my amazing sponsors and supporters: AV Photography, Venteicher Electrical, the Paul's, the Demerath's, Lindsey C., Jack F., and my parents. Without you I would not be here competing for my dream job. You guys are helping my dreams come true and I appreciate it more than you could imagine.

Angelique T.
Thank you to my wonderful parents, brothers, relatives, and friends! I give thanks to God for providing me with all of these wonderful chances and for guiding me through life's challenges. I am so grateful to be in the position I am in and to be here every day working to make a small improvement in the daily problems our community's minorities and mental health face. Thank you to my wonderful sponsors, Community Health Interventionist/Scott County Health Department Stuart Scott, The Chiropractic Works, Dani Phillips, Tongue N’ Groove Hardwoods, Taylor Thornburg, DP Design, and all of the contributors and those who have helped me fundraise! This journey has been amazing and one I am extremely thankful for! Remember it’s okay to not be okay!

Kenia W.
Quad Cities
I would like to express my gratitude to my supportive family, including my mother Radney Tubbs, Glenda Cobb, Nate Cobb, Dejah Smith, William Trich, Kaelyn Wilson, Ulysses Rodgers, and Francine Tubbs. Special thanks to my friends Jamie Grey, Cassandra Cleaveland, Samantha Karadsheh of Raqstar Dance Studio, producer Arabian Nights, Yaveta Blanks, Taghreed Karadsheh, Mercedes Mitchell, Natalie K Boysen, Cherryl Plus, Maggie Wilson, Nick Malusky, the owner and dance instructor of Ballroom By Nick, he is responsible for producing and directing the shows for the Shine On event, and Teresa Ousley of Wiz of Oz Photography and Swish Boutique, I am so thankful for these people sponsoring and supporting me throughout my journey!