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 Colorado USA 2023 Contestants


Sarah A.
Manitou Springs
I would like to thank my dedicated sponsors for blessing me with this opportunity to show that people can overcome adversity to achieve greatness. Their support has contributed to my successes in life and has taught me what true love and support is all about. I would like to especially recognize Steven Yager, Angela Williamson, Jeremiah Perez, Madison Shanks, and Denise Davis.

Laila B.
Douglas County
I would like to say thank you to the Productions team for pushing me to be the best I can be. I would like to thank my friends and all my supporters for keeping me on track through positivity. I would also like to thank my family for being there for me every step of the way. Mostly, I would like to thank God for guiding me into the pathway for success.

Ashley B.
I'm deeply grateful for my family, my community and my mentors. My heart is filled with gratitude and joy for those who God has put along my path to help me succeed. I'm blessed to know some of the most loving and supportive people on the planet. Thanks to the selfless time, resources and love offered by others, I've accomplished incredible goals. Thank you to everyone who has made a difference in my life. You know who you are! I wouldn't be where I am without those who have believed in me. My responsibility now is to give back. “To whom much is given, much will be required.” Luke 12:48 I look forward to more opportunities to serve my community!

Brina B.
Central Colorado
Thank you to my friends and family for your continued support!

Maya C.
Thank you all for coming!

Tiana C.
Cimarron Hills
Mom and Dad, thank you for always supporting me and encouraging me to chase my dreams. To everyone who has helped along the way, thank you. My heart is full and I am blessed to have such a wonderful support system.

Brianna C.
I am lucky to have had the confidence to try new things thanks to my parents, friends, and boyfriend. Together, my parents raised me to be a smart, kind, Christian and to always do my best. Thanks mom and dad for all your support, I love you to the moon and back! I'd also like to thank each of my friends who stuck by my side when I was at my worst; night drives hit different with you guys. Lastly, I'd like to thank my boyfriend, Isaiah, for all his encouragement and unconditional love. I couldn't have done so well at work and school if it weren't for you showing me what hard work really looks like. Thank you, everyone, for helping me become the woman I am today!

Daisy C.
Thank you to my friends and family for always pushing me and believing in me. Thank you to Happiness Created for taking my pictures. Lastly I wanted to thank my job Mercedes Benz of Westminster for sponsoring me and giving me this amazing opportunity. Thank you for all the support.

Lori D.
I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude to all of my wonderful sponsors and supporters. Your generosity and encouragement helped me to achieve my dreams and make unforgettable memories during my Miss Colorado pageant experience. I am so grateful for your unwavering support and for being there for me every step of the way. Again, Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Mykinthia E.
I am grateful for the help of the local business community, especially 4Rivers Equipment, Sundance-High Plains, Willow Creek Pharmacy, Culligan of Lamar, Gonzalez Unlimited, Mr.D's, J & N Shoes, La Lupitas, Community State Bank, Seth Walker State Farm, GN Bank, Gamble Prez Auto Sales, Horne & Sons, Peacock Funeral Home, Printed Imagination, BJ's Burger & Beverage, Regina's Repeat Boutique, Brew Unto Others, and McDonald's of Lamar. Your businesses are the very reflection of the term community. Thank you, coach Kim States! Myleena Ebron, you're an artist behind a make-up brush and I appreciate you sis. Many thanks, Mercedes Adame for MK Photography. Please accept my gratitude Jimmy, LaTours, Ebrons, Kochdericks, Phil, family, and friends.

Daniela E.
Northern Colorado
Thank you to all my friends and family who have supported me in my pageant journey. I dont know what I would do without you.

Selena F.
Northeast Colorado
Thank the Lord, my saving Grace. I wouldn't be standing here today to be a part of this community if he didn’t reach down and save me time and time again. Blessed to be placed amongst the beautiful souls in my life today. And always, thank you to my two children for crowning me as their mommy every single day.

Sabrina F.
To my precious family, dearest friends, and remarkable mentors - thank you for encouraging me to not be afraid of all this world has to offer.

Cheyenne F.
From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank everyone who has supported me in this exciting endeavor! I appreciate the encouragement for me to step out of my comfort zone, to utilize this platform to talk about my organization- Hope for Haley, and youth suicide prevention, and the opportunity to represent my Boulder community with pride. "The compassionate actions of its members- most accurately measures the greatness of a community"- Coretta Scott King.

Vanessa G.
I would like to give a special thank you to my family and more specifically my mom and dad. Thank you for giving up everything to give me an opportunity at a better life. Thank you for working so hard everyday to ensure my sister and I have a good future as well. I promise your work will not be in vain and I will make you proud. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I would not be here and have this amazing opportunity if it wasn't for you. My actions and hard work are the only thing that will ever be able to show you how grateful I am. love you.

Merry H.
Thank you so much for my sponsor, Christ the King Roman Catholic Church. The church has had a lasting impact on my life and I am proud to enter this pageant with their support. My most fondest memories growing up is attending church/church school on Sundays with my family. Christ the King does so much for the community that I would love to pay it forward when I win this competition!

Emily H.
Thank you so much to, my loving Mom and dad, and Grandpa for sponsoring me. A big thank you to my brother, boyfriend and Grandma for supporting my dreams. Thank you to my photographer, Jon Miller, and my pageant coach Emily Rose DeMure.

Kori H.
Fort Collins
I would like to thank both my parents and brother for always supporting my dreams. I love you all so much.

Sydney H.
Red Rocks
I want to thank the most incredible bunch of family and friends in the universe who have been nothing short of amazing in supporting me! Thank you for always watching pageants and looking at dresses with me. Thank you for dealing with the countless number of walking videos I send. Thank you for being the best I could ask for. Thank you to Michelle, without you I would not have a dress right now. You went above and beyond for me, and I cannot ever thank you enough.

Gabriella J.
Glenwood Springs
I want to thank the following. These people are my friends family and support system. My mom, my dad, Krissy, Mariah, Emma and Raven, Tina, Murray, John, Troy, Jimmy, Billy, William, Rick, Tonya, Pearl, Missy. I would also like to thank the following businesses and organizations- the Elks lodge, 19th street diner, Heyl construction.

Mackenzie J.
Arapahoe County
Thank you to my amazing parents, Jeff and Stacy, my other wonderful family, and incredibly special friends for all the love and support I get from you on a daily basis. Thank you to Cap for Kids, a "non-profit organization that seeks to bring hope and cheer to children undergoing cancer treatment, and their families", and other similar groups for allowing me the opportunity to volunteer with you and make a difference, even if it is in a small way. I'd like to give a very special thank you to Vincent Chiusano of V.M.C_Designs for designing and constructing the evening gown I will be wearing during this pageant.

Amanda J.
I would like to thank my fiancé Klay Degenhart for always believing in me and encouraging me to fulfill my dreams and goals, love you. I would like to thank SHARE INC for letting me be apart of their organization. I would like to thank all my wonderful sponsors for being so kind and generous: Zach Marin Photography in Greeley, CO for creating my headshots, Tommy Thompson with Revolve Real Estate, Nathan Naill with Fluid Energy Service, Mike Whistance with Country Truck and Auto, Dr. Joseph Thompson with Thompson's Advanced Dentistry for sponsoring me and by creating my beautiful smile. A special thank you to Joel Degenhart with J&J Farms in Fort Morgan for sponsoring me. Lastly, I want to thank my mom, dad, grandma and grandpa. I love you

Kaylee K.
To my amazing parents, thank you for always encouraging me and helping me reach all my goals; I would not be here today without your generous support. I also would like to thank the wonderful Johnson family for always supporting my every decision and interest that I take part in. Big shout out to Joshua Scott LLC Photography for taking the most beautiful headshots for me! Thank you, Beckie Nelson, Connie Hughes, and Alice Muhr for getting me prepared for every moment of this great weekend. Thank you Mesa Jewelers, all my extraordinary friends and family that have all done their part to help me here today. Much love from your Miss Fruita Colorado USA.

Cyerra K.
I'd like to thank the businesses that have supported me on this journey, Apricot Lane Arvada, Mile High Knee Scooter, Olde Town Arvada Business Improvement District, Hair X Jessa, Kathleen Rule Art, and Karlita Williams Makeup. I would also like to thank the individuals who have supported me, Lisa Straight, Patty Ladd, Mya Thao, Jeree Mead, Mindy Knoll, Alissa Green, Alexi Green, Rose Flom, Deborah Neal, Justyn Sandbeck, Lisbeth Vargas, Kelly Lapointe, Raji Kumaraperu, and Indrani Lewis. I want to also thank and acknowledge my amazing parents, Nishan Kumaraperu and Danielle Kumaraperu, who have never allowed me to doubt myself or stopped me from achieving my goals! Thank you all!

Haley L.
Thank you to my amazing family, friends, co-workers, and everyone who has supported me up to this point. A very special thank you to my sponsors, Jennifer Minor with MINOR Creations for the beautiful pictures, and Evelyn and Steve Hernandez with E&S Trucking. Thank you to everyone who attended my Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser and all of the various people who donated to help out. All of you have made this entire experience a dream come true and I can't put into words how thankful I am for the immense support I have received from each and every one of you. The little girl inside me is screaming right now, thank you so much for making this an experience I will never forget!

Arianna L.
The most effective leaders are those who value serving and inspiring others. If I am blessed to become the next Miss Colorado USA this will allow me to have a larger platform to bring awareness to Urban Peak. I am honored to be vying for the title of Miss Colorado USA. This journey would not be possible without the support and guidance of my amazing parents, mentors, and coaches. Thank you God, Universe, my angels, my ancestors... I am so grateful to my family and friends who came to support me in this year's competition, to cheer me on as I pursue my long-term goal. I value each and every one of you and hope to do you proud! I'm also thankful for the friends I made in the pageant community. Sincere thanks, Arianna Lemus

Janeth L.
I would like to say thank you to my family and boyfriend who've supported my journey and never allowing me to give up. They give me hope In accomplishing the impossible and to always strive for success.

Laura L.
Jefferson County
This is a very special day for me, it’s been my dream since I was a little girl to be able to participate in contest like this. I’ve prepared and work hard for this to show the ones I love what I’m capable of and that with hard work and discipline you can do anything. Thank you so much to my family and friends who have always been there for me, this is also for you guys. Love you with all my heart and remember “Don’t Sweat What You Can’t Change”.

Christina M.
I was blessed enough to be able to put myself through this competition. I do have endless support from friends and family, especially from my boyfriend.

McKenzie M.
I would just like to give each of you a very personal 'Thank You'. For me, this is a dream that I did not know was achievable. I entered this competition with the goal to bring hope to people of all kinds. I want to shine a light to people with disabilities, particularly individuals with Type 1 Diabetes. Living with disabilities can bring many challenges, and with strength and persistence, difficult things can become attainable. With entering this competition, I want to teach people of any age and any disability that the things they dream ARE achievable. My life is very blessed with some of the greatest people, and I thank you for being a part of my journey.

Brittany M.
Cherry Creek
I'm filled with gratitude for my belief in God for leading me through this journey. I want to express my heartfelt thanks to my amazing, loved ones, particularly my mom and sister, who stood by my side every step of the way during the preparation process. My pageant coach, Lauren Cisneros, also deserves a special shout-out for providing invaluable guidance and mentorship. I'm equally grateful for Megan Anderson, who captured my beauty with her photography. To all those who support and encourage me, thank you from the bottom of my heart for cheering me on and always having my back. Special thanks to Future Productions & the Miss USA team. Grateful always, Brittany.

Deja M.
I would like to thank all of the support and love from the LGBTIQA+ community, and those that have contributed to my pageant career and have made large donations to my GoFundMe account which include Randy Montano, Chris Zivalich, Julia Green, Joseph McCormack, Ricardo Marquez, Philip Doyle, Danica Larson, Jason Kenworthy, Lori Goldstein, Liz Romer, Cam Welch, and others!

Esmeralda O.
I want to thank, and express my gratitude to everyone who has been a part of my Miss Colorado USA Pageant journey. I’m humbled, by the love and dedicated support that I’ve received from my family and friends. I could not have asked for a better support system! I am grateful for you all, and thank you again. Sincerely, Esmeralda

Kearcy O.
I wana say thank you to my sponsor Mike from liberty tax.

Kristen P.
El Paso County
Thank you to my family for your love and support, always. To my husband, I am so thankful for your support even from afar. To my daughter, thank you for being my light in the darkest days, and for giving me the confidence to compete here today. I am so proud to be able to show my daughter what it looks like to go after your dreams, no matter how big. A special thank you to my sponsors for your support in this journey. Casa Blanca Boudoir, for my headshot and The Glam Castle for my glam. Hand & Stone Spa Co Springs, Jennifer Winters from ERA Shields realty, Brittany Smith from Brittany sells Colorado, Holly Leblanc from Macadoodles, Stephany Perez from Exit Realty, and Melissa Romolton from 6035 Real Estate. Thank you all for your support!

Asia P.
Greenwood Village
I wanna thank my family and friends for loving me and supporting me. I want to thank my kids for giving me a reason to keep going and keep being a good role model for them.

Jocelyn T.
Roxborough Park
Hi everyone! I want to say a special thanks to all of my supporters including my amazing mom, sister, boyfriend and anyone else who has made a huge impact on my life! This is the most wonderful opportunity, and I couldn't have done it without you guys. My heart is so full with all of the support I have received. -Jocelyn Tauck

Elizabeth T.
Adams County
First, I would like to thank my family for the tremendous support they have given me over the years and their willingness to help me achieve all the aspirations I set for myself. Your endless love has helped guide me through many moments and decisions I could not be more grateful for. Also, to my friends, colleagues, and professors back at University for helping me navigate the road I have been on thus far. I am indebted for the knowledge and inspiration I have gained from you.

Elicia T.
Colorado Springs
I'm thankful for family for always believing in anything I put my mind to! Having a brother to be my personal photographer. To my coworkers who have opened my eyes to a new way of gaining success and just going for things! Friends, for saying I had it in me to do something so ambitious!

Abigail W.
I would like to thank everyone who has sponsored me in many ways to get to this competition including friends and family. I would like to thank my family, my brothers have been there for me since the beginning of my pageant career and have never stopped believing in me no matter what! I would like to also thank my parents, starting with my dad. He has been the best pageant dad anyone could ask for, driving me where I need to be, taking trips to the airport at unbelievable hours and even dressing up as Mickey Mouse once! Last but not lease my mom, my rock and my best friend. Without her I wouldn't be the woman I am today without her by my side wherever I go and whatever I do! She is so strong and handles so much and is my biggest inspiration.

Giovanne W.
Denver County
I'd like to thank my mom and my sisters for supporting me throughout everything that I have strived to accomplish. I'd also like to thank any and everyone else who has supported me along my journey as well as my fitness trainer Angelo and pageant coach Giselle for helping me prepare for this moment.