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 until 5pm CDT on Sunday, September 22nd. 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!

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. 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.

Miss South Dakota USA 2020 Contestants


Taynger B.
A huge thank you to Black Hills Lawn Care LLC, Kathleen’s Unique Boutique, Common Grounds, The Glam Gringa, and a very special thank you to my friends & family!

Erin F.
Thank you to my family and friends for all of the support you have shown me, not only throughout the past few months, but throughout my life. It truly does take a village to raise a child, and I could not be more grateful for the village that raised me. The support has continued into my college years, giving me the confidence to compete for Miss South Dakota USA. I am incredibly grateful for the small community that has encouraged me to take on some big opportunities.

Grace H.
I would love to thank my friends and family for supporting me as I venture out to try new and exciting experiences! Also, a very special thanks to Fran Phillips of Wild Water West for sponsoring me as I participate in the pageant this year! I wouldn’t have been able to compete without everyone’s encouragement and help, thank you for all you do!

Kalani J.
Thank you so much to my support team! Friends and family, I am so blessed to have each one of you cheering me on in the pursuit of my dreams.

Elaina L.
I want to thank my family; Karen, John, Logan, Gammy, and Papa, and friends for supporting me in this endeavor.

Jhena V.
Thank you to everyone who has supported me on this journey, I wouldn’t be here without you! To my sponsors, Sew605, Xtreme Cheer & Dance, Dance Expressions, Maybee Eye Clinic, and Hollywood Style your gifts have been amazing and I’m beyond grateful! To my family, thank you for following me on this journey the past few years, I wouldn’t have been able to do any of this without your love and support. I am blessed to have such an amazing family who love and support me through everything.

Julia G.
Thank you to my friends and family for supporting me through this rewarding journey!