Casper, Wyom. – The 2016 Miss Wyoming USA and Miss Wyoming Teen USA Pageants took place Sunday night at the Casper Events Arts Center in Casper, Wyoming.
A capacity crowd filled the auditorium on Sunday evening for the pageant finals, where the panel of judges selected Autumn Olson of Saratoga as Miss Wyoming USA 2016 and Shelly McRoberts of Kemmerer as Miss Wyoming Teen USA 2016. Both titleholders will now advance and compete next year at the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA national pageants.
The competition, which is held annually, consists of three proportional segments: evening gown, swimwear and interview. Eligible young women must be between the ages of 14 and 26 and be unmarried residents of Wyoming in order to compete in the pageant.
Olsen and McRoberts will each receive thousands of dollars in prizes and awards, along with continuing to the national level of the competition.
Olsen will be competing in the Miss USA 2016 pageant, which will be nationally broadcasted. The young woman crowned Miss USA 2016 will go on to represent the United States in the Miss Universe competition, which is televised in over 130 countries.
The Miss Universe Organization (MUO) uses its global reach to empower women to be self-confident and strive to be their personal best. MUO believes that every woman should be “Confidently Beautiful.” The Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA beauty pageants provide an international platform through dedicated partnerships with charities, sponsors, and brands around the world. During their reign, winners are given the tools to personally and professionally enrich lives by providing humanitarian efforts to affect positive change, all while developing their personal career goals.
For more information on the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA state pageants, please visit www.misswyomingusa.com or www.misswyomingteenusa.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Future Productions state pageant offices at (651) 222-9650.