On behalf of Pageants NW, we’re proud to announce the new 2015 Miss Washington USA winner, Kenzi Novell (Miss Greater Spokane USA) who is 23 and is a resident of Spokane. Kenzi graduated with a B.A. in Public Relations & Promotions from Gonzaga Unviersity. Kenzi hopes to work as a public relations and/or marketing specialist for a fortune 500 company. She enjoys spending her free time performing on aerial silks, enjoying the outdoors, and volunteering for organizations in support of children. The new 2015 Miss Washington Teen USA winner is 16-year-old Priya Gopal-Walker (Miss West Seattle Teen USA) who is a junior at the Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences (SAAS) where she takes several honors classes. She has been dancing since the age of four and aspires to be a professional dancer after college. Having found her own voice, Priya is a survivor of domestic violence. She aims to use her voice to inspire others to seek help and confidently move toward a happy, healthy, and safe environment. She enjoys hot yoga, watching action movies, and cooking with her grandmother. Priya will represent our state at the 2015 MISS TEEN USA® pageant next summer and Kenzi will compete for the 2015 MISS USA® title next spring live on NBCUniversal. Sponsors contributed close to $2 million in scholarships, prizes, cash and awards this year!
Rounding out the Top Five in the Miss Washington USA®; 1st runner-up Maeloni Ogle (Three Rivers), 2nd runner-up Ina Kempton (Greater Bellevue), 3rd runner-up Kathleen Boyle (Lake Union), & 4th runner-up Geraldine Lirio (Renton). CONGENIALITY – Amber Bruce (West Seattle), PHOTOGENIC – Elizabeth Dance (Greater Eastside), SPIRIT – Chael Stenchever (Mill Creek). The remaining Top 21 (in alphabetical order) include; Alexandria Henderson (Fife), Blair Knick (South Hill), Chael Stenchever (Mill Creek), Chantel Jones (Redmond), Carly Davis (Seattle Queen Anne), Courtney Peebles (Vancouver), Danae VerMulm, (East Seattle), Demetra Coyer (Sammamish), Elizabeth Dance (Greater Eastside), Evelyn Clark (Wahkiakum County), Gen Saechao (SoDo), Kelsey Schmidt (South King County), Lauren Blier (East Kirkland), Lianne Hodgson (Greater Bellingham), Melanie Herring (Edmonds), and Shelby Meader (Greater Clark County).
Rounding out the Top 5 in the Miss Washington Teen USA®; 1st runner-up Taylor DiLeonardo (Kent), 2nd runner-up Brooke Williams (Auburn), 3rd runner-up Cheyanne Garcia (Vancouver), & 4th runner-up Noelle Tapang (Orting). ACADEMIC – Hannah Lane (South King County), CONGENIALITY – Hannah Lane (South King County), PHOTOGENIC – Meghal Sheth (Clark County), SPIRIT – Davy Flambouras (Spokane). The remaining Top 16 (in alphabetical order) include; Anna Gleichman (Greater Eastside), Brielle Black (Chehalis), Ellyanna Barnes (Lewis County), Hailey Sturgill (West Bellevue), Hannah Lane (South King County), Julia Solomon (Lake Washington), Kasey Hobson (Sumner), Katie Parks (Monroe), Meghal Sheth (Clark County), Taylor Johnson (Puyallup), and Taylor Mann (Edmonds).
The combined event which took place October 18th – 19th included a wonderful panel of judges involved in Business, Entertainment and the Beauty industry. The MISS UNIVERSE® Organization (jointly owned by Donald Trump and NBCUniversal) is proud to be in the 64th year of operation providing young women with financial assistance for college as well as opening the doors to many career opportunities.
Pageants NW & NW Productions presents the 2015 Miss Washington USA & Miss Washington Teen USA pageants at Highline performing arts center in Burien, WA. Tickets may be purchased online, over the phone or at the actual pageant. Ticket sales will end here at Brown Paper Tickets (BPT) on Thursday, October 16th at 12:00pm. If you purchase tickets after this date, you will need to buy the tickets at the pageant with CASH ONLY. CASH ONLY.
Finalists will not be announced until after the start of the Finals show so obviously family, friends and fans will want to attend both the PRELIMINARY SHOW (Saturday, October 18th) and the FINALS SHOW (2:00pm Sunday, October 19th). The Contestants need a lot of support during the PRELIMINARY PRESENTATION SHOW since it will be the first time they are competing on stage and THIS DETERMINES WHO MAKES THE SEMI-FINALS on Sunday, October 19th.
There are three sections that you may choose from to purchase your tickets (General Admission, Preferred Seating or VIP Seating). Whichever section you purchase, the specific seat(s) within that section(s) will be based on a first come first serve basis. Tickets must be purchased for ages 3 and up. Those 2 and under will not need to buy tickets however these toddlers and/or babies will need to share the same seat as the purchaser. Also, there are Student Ticket prices (seating is in the General Admission section) for those that have current Student Photo ID. If the General Admission area is sold out, the Student Ticket prices will no longer be available and any tickets remaining will need to be purchased at the full adult rate.
For the Preliminary Shows on Saturday, October 18th, there is a 5:00pm show and a 7:30pm show. The first show at 5:00pm is the Official Preliminary Show for the Miss Washington Teen USA Pageant (TEEN division). The second show at 7:30pm is the Official Preliminary Show for the Miss Washington USA Pageant (MISS division). Both of these shows will feature competitions in Swimwear & Evening Gown. The Ticket Box Office will be open from 4:00pm until 7:30pm.
We look forward to seeing you at this year's special event!