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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 Iowa USA 2022 Contestants


Aida A.
Story County
I want to first thank my parents for their support throughout this whole process and for allowing me to keep growing into the young woman I am today! I also would like to thank my friends and family for their absolute support and positivity. I appreciate you all very much and I am blessed to have you all be a special part of my life. I am happy that I am here today for a good cause and I hope to keep growing as I go!

Gabriela A.
Southeast Iowa
I would like to thank all of my friends and family for supporting me through this fun process. I would not be able to do this without their support. I would especially like to thank my Mom and Coach Tina for their time and effort to help me be the best version of me I can be.

Adriana B.
Boone County
I would love to thank my sponsors, my friends, my family, and God for all the help and support for this incredible opportunity.

Abigaille B.
I would like to thank my amazing family for always believing and encouraging me to follow my dreams. As well as my support system on my platform through social media, mentors, and my university for being extremely flexible with my present and future schedule. Hugs and Kisses to all of my relatives overseas that could not physically be here- Je t'aime VoVo et VoVo Dominque!

Faith B.
East Village
As I approach my fifth year competing in the Miss Iowa USA system, I'd like to thank the people who have supported me every year. Kelly, Jimmy, my wonderful parents and sister, my grandparents, and the many friends I've met along the way-- thank you so much!

Hayley B.
Morning Sun
When they say it takes a village, they are not kidding! I cannot thank Lepic-Kroeger Realty, Slager Appliances, Fine Lines, Thrive Gym, Verocity, The T-Shirt Mill, and my friends and family for their generous sponsorship this year. Kelly Brown of KPC has taught me how to clearly express who Hayley is in all phases of competition. Stan at Verocity Fitness has kept me mentally and physically fit through his constant encouragement and killer fitness program. My mom has used her talents to modify and create the perfect wardrobe to satisfy my vision and put up with mental breakdowns. I feel ridiculously blessed to have such a talented and generous village. No words could properly express the love and gratitude I have for all their sacrifices.

Isiana C.
Bremer County
I'd like to thanks my sponsor and pageant coach, Jeneba Wanjah Miss Africa USA 2016, for teaching me the ins and outs of pageantry, my hair stylist Tina Turner at Paparazzi Hair Studio in Des Moines, and all of my friends and family who supported me throughout this journey.

Abby D.
Thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout this journey. Without the continuous support from Tanique, Iowa IV, Bridal Connection, Waxing The City, Smokey Row Ankeny, and my family this dream would have never become a reality.

Evelyn D.
I want to give a huge thank you to my numerous supporters and sponsors. To the Lisa and Kent Tindell, Carrie and BJ Knapp, Beth and Jason Huizenga, Kara and Mike Staiert, Clouds, and Shelly and Brian Elliott. As well as family, Tom and Pat Larson, Jim and Diana De Boer, Kate and Andy Juelfs, Annie and Brad Rempe, the Jaci and Scott Enyart, and the biggest supporters, my immediate family. To Teresa's Bridal and Prom, Currie Dance Studio, All About You Nails and Spa, and Emberglow for helping prepare me. I will forever be grateful for all the support and help that has been given to me.

Aubree D.
It is a dream come true that I was given the opportunity to become the next Miss Iowa USA. My sponsors have amplified this dream by assisting me with numerous expenses and supporting my platform. I feel extremely honored and would like to extend my gratitude, in no particular order, to The Memory Barn, The Baden Baldy, Bisinger Farms, Dan & Abby Ingles, The Driscoll Agency, Dodge Trucking, Sandy Ties, Todd Merrick, Shari Kvidahl, Darrin & Jennifer Nunnikhoven, Cozett Knight, Grandma & Grandpa Merrick, my parents, and Fisher, my fiancé. I will make the best use of this opportunity and utilize my knowledge gain to later give back to the community. I hope I make you proud. Thank you again for your generous sponsorship. May God Bless You!

Randi E.
Central Iowa
Thank you so much to my friends and family for your continuous support throughout this time and to my sponsors for your generous donations. I wouldn't be here without all of you!

Katelyn F.
I would like to thank my parents for being my biggest supporters and helping me in preparing for the pageant. I would like to thank all of my friends and family who have been so excited and have been cheering me on. I would also like to thank everyone involved in making this pageant run and for allowing me to be a part of it.

Emily G.
I would like to extend a gracious thank you to my many sponsors; Louw Stables, Heartland Stables, National Academy Championship Horse Show, Country Girl Customs, Colburn & Son Insurance Agency, The Partlow Family, and several other sponsors who wished to remain anonymous. I would also like to thank my gorgeous pageant coach (mom) who has provided a role model of herself without even trying. My dad and sister for their love and support (and wardrobe critique), and my friends and family for their support.

Brooklyn H.
Words cannot express my gratitude towards my friends and family for supporting me through all my crazy dreams. I would like to thank my sponsors starting with Wesley Keith; owner of 22nd Street Barbell. Thank you to Martin Ortiz; owner of Landscapes by Martin. Thank you to Frankie Sodapop; owner of Union Station Tattoo and Body Piercing and Clover Tattoo and Body Piercing. Thank you to Garrett McFarland and his Metal band "Mutually Assured Destruction". Last but not least thank you to my beloved workplace Genesis Health Clubs. They have marketed for me and shown me love as I grow as an employee and represent in the best ways possible. I love everyone that has supported me in every way! I’m excited to make you all proud.

Hannah H.
Sioux City
I would like to thank: Butler-Townsend Chiropractic, Q and Feather, J & K Insurance, Missouri River Boat Club, Buffalo Wild Wings Sioux City, Sun Tan City Sioux City, and Kate Vanderloo Photography . Thank You all so much for the love and support you have given me to get to this point! I also want to thank my family and friends for their outpouring love and support. Thank You All!

McKenzie K.
Des Moines
Thank you to everyone who has played a role in my journey to the Miss Iowa USA stage - this is a dream 13 years in the making. I’m blessed to have each of you in my life and this moment would not have been possible without you. A special thanks to my mom (my "ride-or-die") who continues to serve as the anchor of our family. Your selflessness and endless bounds of encouragement are humbling and you will always represent the woman I wish to become. I pray I've made you all proud.

Eliza M.
Northeast Iowa
Thank you to my family and friends who have supported me and encouraged me though it all. Thank you to everyone who helped with my preparations: Make your Mark pageant prep, Kristen Dalton Wolfe with Train to Reign, Dani Walker, Eskew Consulting, Hope’s bridal for sponsoring my dress, FELS Photo, and WINK beauty and lash lab. You have all helped me grow to have more confidence in myself through this process. Lastly, I want to thank Future Productions and all of their sponsors for making this amazing opportunity possible.

Aubreyonna M.
Thank you to my family and friends for supporting me throughout this journey, I would not be able to do this without you. "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" Lao Tzu. I am excited to see where this journey takes me.

Alyssa M.
Johnson County
I want to thank my mom, dad, sister Jenna and Granny for supporting me every step of this process. Thank you to those who donated to my pageant journey but especially my business sponsors: Eye Tee, Cath at Studio 46, Dr Jurgensen and Associates and Krafts by Bets. I would not be able to be doing the pageant without their help!. Thank you to all who have made this journey special!

Toni M.
I would like to thank all of my family and friends for supporting me during this amazing opportunity. I would also like to thank my bosses at Abbadent Dental and implants for going out of their way to sponsor me. I am extremely blessed for my support system. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.

Reilly M.
Scott County
Thank you to all of the people who have supported me not only in pageantry, but in every aspect of life the past year. I am blessed to have such a strong community of people who uplift me and encourage me to continue becoming a better version of myself. I can't thank you enough, and I look forward to making you proud this weekend!

Stephanie M.
Eastern Iowa
Thank you to all of my friends and family who have not only come out and supported me today, but who have supported me through out my journey to get here and who have made an impact on my life. I would like to especially thank my parents, Joe and Hollie. I wouldn't be here today without them.

Jill N.
Thank you for all my sponsors and supporters. I would like to thank Hills Bank and Trust Company for sponsoring me. And Clothworks and Queenly for my gown. I would like to take the time to thank those who are supporting me behind the scenes. I would especially like to thank my boxing club for helping me get into shape. I'd like to thank my doctors for providing the care needed for my mental health, and my family for their unconditional love.

Kaylyn P.
Polk County
Thank you to all my supporters. I wouldn't be where I am today without all you do. Special thank you to my Mom, Dad, Sister, and Kelly Brown for believing in me and pushing me to become my best self.

Kee’Ajah S.
Thank you to everybody who has always supported my goals and applauded me for my accomplishments, no matter how big or little they were. I will forever be grateful for all of the love I have received and I send it back to you all ten-fold. I am beyond blessed.

Caroline S.
Quad Cities
I want to thank my friends and family for all their love and support. My parents are so supportive and encouraging of all my dreams. My fianc� is cheering me on and I am so grateful for his positivity and motivation. My friends are my biggest cheerleaders and I couldn't do it without them. I even met two of my very best friends here at Miss Iowa 3 years ago! I am forever grateful for this pageant system for the confidence and life long skills they have given me. Lastly, my sponsor this year's pageant is Miss Murphy's Bed and Breakfast in Galena, IL. I recommend them for everyone vacationing and staying in the area.

Cassandra S.
I would like to thank my parents for supporting me because they are the best support system that I have. I also would like to thank my best friend Elizabeth Casey for always being there for me to talk to.

Margaret T.
I want to give a huge thank you to my wonderful parents for supporting me. Without them I wouldn't be able to compete today and make my dreams a reality. I also want to thank the following people for always having my back; Anissa Bougacq, Rachel/Allan Runnells, Natural Inspirations, Michelle Siegfried, Grace Lynn Keller, Eric Renteria, Autumn F, Kathy Hauge-Struecker, Olivia, Tara Green Johnson, Hayley B, Brianna Price, Kimmie Strand, Chastity Williams, Becky Evans, Destination Ink, Mae/Clayton Tillotson, Alyssa Gothe, Burlington IA Hallmark, Pam/Ron Jackson, Erin Wykert, Belle Aesthetics, Karen Russell, Riley Ball, Claire Tillotson, Yara/Bianca Jackson, Ethan Sikorski, Miranda Clubb. Your support means the absolute world to me.