The stars are aligned in Kansas because the Miss Kansas Teen USA sisterhood is literally now made up of two sisters.
Madison Moore of Lawrence, Miss Kansas Teen USA 2016, recently crowned her sister, Malerie Moore, Miss Kansas Teen USA 2017, a junior at Blue Valley Southwest High School as her successor.
Photo by Laurel Austin Studio
We’ll see Malerie at the 2017 MISS TEEN USA Competition!
Lyrric Cosby Jackson of Georgia competed in the Miss Georgia USA 2017 competition with the hopes of earning the crown and ticket to compete at Miss USA, what she left with was something more.
On Medium, she writes, “I never expected to “strut” down a runway in a fire engine red bikini with as much confidence and honesty as I did, nor did I expect to learn so much about myself in such a short time.”
While Lyrric did not make it to the next round, we’re happy she found herself and gained confidence along the way.
You can read her full piece “Not Your Average Pageant Girl” by tapping here.
Congratulations to Miss Hawaii USA 2017 Julie Kuo! Julie earned the crown at the Miss Hawaii USA competition in Honolulu over the weekend.
Learn more about Julie and her story to the crown by tapping here!
Miss Universe 2003 Amelia Vega has had her baby! She and her husband Al Horford shared the first photo of their daughter Alía Horford Vega.
On Instagram, she writes, “More than grateful to you, my Lord, for sending another great blessing to our family. On November 27 a princess came to our lives to brighten up our days. Your little brother, your daddy and I were waiting for you with great eagerness. Welcome to the world, my baby girl. Alía Horford Vega.”
Congratulations, Amelia and Al!
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach hits the cover of Preview Magazine this weekend. She tells Preview, “Everybody knows that I love my job, but I’ve come to terms with the reality of passing on the crown. I don’t want to think of this as the end, however; I’d rather view my remaining months more as a celebration of an amazing year.”
Photographed by BJ Pascual
Styled by Liz Uy
Art Direction by Vince Uy
Makeup by Anthea Bueno for Laura Mercier
Hair by Madison Sullivan of Ted Gibson
Pia wears a jacket, pants and boots from Louis Vuitton