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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! As contestants complete their registration process, they will be added to the People's Choice voting platform.

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. 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 Minnesota USA 2022 Contestants


Lina A.
Much love to everyone that has supported me! Thank you so much!

Muna A.
I beyond grateful for all the love and support I have received throughout my journey. Thank you to my amazing mother and sisters for always cheering me on and taking on the pageant world as their own. I could not have done this without my amazing pageant coach Faith Schway, for believing in me while instilling the important values of what pageantry is all about. This journey took a village and I am thankful for everyone who believes in the vision and continues to root for me.

Ahmitara A.
Olmsted County
Thank you to all my supporters who have stayed with me on this journey. To my sponsor Rawe Beauti Body + Skin Bar, thank you for prepping my skin for this competition. To the women at the Rochester Athletic Club, thank you for watching me practice in my competition heels. To my friends and family, I appreciate your unanimous support!

Lauren C.
Thank you to my amazing family, who have always been there to support me. I would also like to thank FELS photo, Kari, for the best headshots I could have asked for and WINK Beauty Lab for making me feel as beautiful outside as I do on the inside for them. Thank you to Gina Mellish, who not only has been a role model to me inside of the pageant world but also for giving me the support I needed to stay encouraged. Lastly, thank you to my MUA Ashlee for helping me feel fabulous for the whole weekend!

Nicole D.
Dakota County
To my wonderful parents, thank you for your never ending love, encouragement and commitment to my goals. No matter what endeavors I may find myself getting into, I know I always have both of you to thank for your continued support. Nate, from searching for fresh powder in the mountains with me or guiding me in perfecting my "slap shot". You're the best big brother I could have ever asked for, I will always look up to you! To the rest of my team, Cheri, Steven, FELS Photo, Spiker Fit, Nancy's Spa'tique, Sarah Moses, Makeup by Penny and Hair by James. You all have helped me to radiate my confident, unique, and spunky self. I'm thankful to be here today with truly a one of a kind team by my side!

Stevey F.
St. Paul
I want to thank all those who have stood by my side when I had to face the most challenging times home and away. My family, for disciplining me to be independent and knowing why it is important to be genuinely kind to one another. My friends, for teaching me that I am worth it no matter what. Lastly, my coach Cheri, for always believing in me and for building my confidence, and for being such support. I am grateful for all that I am today, tomorrow, and in the future.

Elle G.
Southeast Minnesota
A massive thank you goes to everyone who helped me in preparation for this weekend! Thank you to my family for supporting me through these past few months. Juggling graduate school, transitioning to a new job, keeping up my volunteer work, and prepping for a pageant has not been easy. I love you endlessly and cannot thank you enough.

Jessica G.
Eastern Minnesota
I would like to thank all of my friends and family for the continuous support in the pursuit of my dreams. I would also like to call out RDB Fitness for the fitness classes, nutrition guides, and financial support. A huge thank you as well to Nikolas Madison, Las Vegas Realtor, for the generous financial donation and encouragement. Thank you to Donna Groff Models and Talent in Memphis, TN for the training and variety of generous blessings throughout our many years together. A few other individuals who sponsored me include; Brianna Gough, Donna Greer, Ashton Williams, Anna Ray, Paul Chanda, and Mike Arnold. Thank you all for wonderful friendships and a lifetime of them!

Madeline H.
I just finished an eight month unpaid internship and wanted nothing more than one more shot at my dream title. BUT the Miss MN Pageant was in 11 days and I needed some serious help covering very sudden pageant expenses. Luckily I have the most phenomenal support system that made this weekend a reality. I am beyond grateful to Kimberly Stommes for believing not only in me but also in my dream. Stommes Law Office, your sponsorship meant the world to me and made this all possible, I am forever grateful.

Madeline H.
Mom, Dad, Grandma, Sean, and Jack, thank you for being my biggest supporters! Suzie, thank you for being my "pageant grandma" and helping me every step of the way. Jorge, thank you for always pushing me to be the best and most confident version of myself. Faith, thank you for your guidance and willingness to help with every step of this Miss MN USA journey. To all of my friends and family I didn't mention, thank you so much! I couldn't do any of this without you!

Mikayla H.
Thank you to everyone who continues to believe in me. Mom & Dad, you have allowed me to follow my dreams. You let me try new things and go on adventures to find my way in this world. Lillie, the laughter and fun that we share is beyond anything I could have imagined 5 years ago. Whether we are at work, walking a runway, dancing while you sing, or just hanging out, you will forever be my Best Buddy & friend. Cheri, your friendship means so much to me. You have taught me to be confident. Thank you for supporting Best Buddies and being a part of my fashion show. Denise, Craig & Libby, I have enjoyed being part of the Future Production family. In everything I do, I know that you are behind me, supporting me and cheering me on.

Nawal I.
Hello, my name is Nawal Ibrahim and there are several individuals I'd like to thank for their support. My siblings and I have always been there for each other, making them my biggest supporters. I spend a lot of time getting to know my younger brothers and sister. I am truly grateful to be able to call them family. I'd especially like to thank my little brothers, who are currently in middle school, for being my best friends. I'm grateful for those who push me to follow my dreams. I thank God and everyone who inspired me by going after their own goals in life. Furthermore, I`d like to thank Miss Minnesota state pageantry for this amazing opportunity.

Kayla K.
Thank you to all of my family and friends who have supported me on this journey!

Kimlynn L.
Elk River
Huge thank you to all my friends and family for supporting me in this crazy journey, I truly appreciate it!

Nkechi O.
To my entire pageant team, thank you from the bottom of my heart for investing your time and energy into me. Kari at Pageant Coaching and Designs, I'm forever grateful for all the amazing walking lessons, I think we nailed the spin turn! Jorge Esteban at Pageant Smart, your amazing thank you for getting my communication skills in tip top shape. Kennedy at Spiritual Boss Chick, I'm a better version of myself because of you. The talented Austin Ryde Hair, Makeup and Photography guru: I couldn't look this good without your skills. To my family and friends, thank you for all the advice, empowering messages, support and long nights of pageant prep. I couldn't have made it this far without my village. Thank You to our Judges & Sponsors

Natalie R.
Thank you to everyone who has supported me along this journey - I am where I am today because of the people in my life. A special thank you to my mom for always believing in me and encouraging me selflessly in everything I pursue, I am who I am because of you. Thank you to Chloe with C. Reese Consulting, Yesenia Vidales, Mood Aesthetics, Skin Artisans at Edina Plastic Surgery and Hair by Ali Moat for getting me ready for this weekend. I am so grateful.

Anissa R.
Sherburne County
First off, I want to say thank you to my mom for always being my biggest supporter in everything I do. Also, a big thank you to my family, friends, boyfriend, and coaches for helping me get to this point and for showing up for me this weekend. I wouldn't be here without my amazing support system and I am beyond grateful! Thank you to FP for giving me this amazing opportunity to be here. "Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever." - Psalm 107:1

Carina R.
Ramsey County
I'd like to thank my friends, family and community for the immense support. I am forever grateful for all of the love and encouragement I have received throughout this journey. It is because of my village that I have been able to make it this far and continue to chase my dreams. You are all truly my inspiration and motivation!

Nadra S.
Southern Minnesota
Thank you to my friends and family for supporting me throughout this amazing journey. A special shout-out to my mother, Ayan for motivating and supporting me along the way. And to my best friends Aisha and Muna for their love and encouragement. Also, thank you to everyone at Miss USA and future productions for making this possible!

Samira S.
I am blessed to participate in this years Miss Minnesota pageant. A special shout and thanks to Ayana’s Hemp Boutique, Nurudin Barre, Sadia Said, and God.

Kala S.
Scott County
First and foremost I would like to say a tremendous thank you to my sponsors Schmidt Roofing Inc. and edge nutrition! I also want to say thank you to everyone behind the scenes for making me look perfect for this weekend! Brenda Torre for makeup, Andrew Schmitz for hair, Rene Rodriguez for an interview session, Casie shepherd for fitness and nutrition and Adam Spiker for fitness. Lastly I would like to thank my family and friends who have supported me throughout this pageant journey!

Sarah S.
Forest Lake
God has truly put me on a journey not all have the pleasure, I recognize the privilege I have. It is with grace and appreciation to stand where I am today. I couldn't have done it alone, I have been blessed with the support of both my parent's David and Cynthia Scott. My sister Amanda who has been my compass in life. Through blood, sweat and tears I have been given endless support, love and advice. Supporting the women I am, and becoming. God has blessed me with you all! I would also like to thank all faculty and staff of future productions and the Miss USA pageant, your dedication and hard work keeps dreams alive for so many young women. We couldn’t do it without you, thank you all for believing in me! Forever greatful -Sarah Scott

Karri S.
Hennepin County
Thank you to all my family and friends for the constant support, I am forever grateful!

RaeAnn S.
I am so grateful to be able to compete at the Miss Minnesota 2022 competition, and I wouldn't be here without the help of my sponsors. They saw my potential, my strengths, and my values. As a college student who lives nearly paycheck to paycheck, I never thought I would be able to proceed with this opportunity. With my ambitions, goals, and desire to lead as a good role model to our younger generation of women, my sponsor's fully supported me. I would like to send my thankfulness to my following sponsers: Gary Skarhus, Tom Hill, Tracy Padrick, Micheal Gjerde, Lurleene West, The Savage Rotary Club, Nick Atkinson and Associates Inc., Katie Bentley, The American Legion- Dan Patch Post 643, MN Valley Shriners, and Marlis Ziegler.

Brianna S.
Huge thank you to my friends and family for supporting me throughout my ambitious lifestyle. I am grateful for all the love and support. Thank you to Cheri Kennedy for being an incredible mentor. Thank you to Spiker Fitness for getting me in the best shape of my life, and improving my quality of life with being a healthy influence. I also could not be here without my sponsorship, Mold Designs and Plastics for providing me the financial support that enabled me to enter this amazing organization to follow my dream. And a personal thank you to my mother for being an absolute queen, and my biggest cheerleader. My heart is filled with gratitude.

Delores W.
Thank you to my corporate sponsors DONNLI, Femigrafix, iWing Marketplace, Lighthouse Business Tax Solutions, NewsCentral TV, Nice Guys Corporation, and Nlideco Technology. Thank you to my individual sponsors Sandra Harper, Laurel Igbanugo, Vera Sangbong, and Florence Wanda. Thank you to my pageant coach, personal trainers, and local gown shop. Thank you in addition to RCCG-HOP MN. “It takes a village…” as the old saying goes and I am glad to have had you as part of mine.