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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 Colorado USA 2022 Contestants


Laila B.
First and foremost, I want to thank God for giving me everything that I have, and everything I am. I want to thank my family for supporting me and my dreams my whole life and given this opportunity to be a part of something as incredible as this. Regardless of the outcome, I will forever be grateful.

Claire B.
El Paso County
I would first like to thank my parents, Bobby and Melody Baker, for all their love and financial support. Thank you to my boyfriend, Bailey, for cheering me on for the win! Special thanks to my beautiful sisters, Channing and Amelia who send me their best wishes across the miles. I so appreciate the prayers and support from my grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. In addition, thank you to the Thorne Family, Dr. Brad Gulla, Jim and Holly Allen for adding to my financial support. To Timka Tremouille, thank you for the amazing haircare for many years. Thank you Katherine Marie Photography for making photos effortless. I am grateful for all the supporters in El Paso County, it means the world to me!

Kate B.
Douglas County
A huge thank you to my Mom and Dad, Dan, Kyle, and Logan for always supporting me no matter what I set my mind to! Ashlee for being my personal hype woman and best friend. Jim for being here no matter what. Rohit and Sara for supporting me from a thousand miles away. I couldn't have done it without all of you. I love you all tons! Thank you!

Lydia B.
Boulder County
Thank you for supporting me through the pageant, as your support means more than you know. You have helped me be more confident and you have strengthened me through out this experience. People like you serve as even more of an inspiration regarding why I want to be Miss Colorado USA and will continue to strive to be the best version of myself. Again, I appreciate your encouragement as I could have not done this with out you.

Tamila B.
I wanted to start by thanking my family for being so supportive through all of this. Thank you, Alina, for all the glam, and all the work you put in. Thank you to all my friends for your love and kind words. Thank you to everyone who pushed me to pursue my dreams. Most of all thank you Future Productions for this opportunity to shine.

Molly C.
To my parents, family, friends, and especially Tyler, thank you for your endless support on this journey and all of the goals I chase. To Christina of Stage Light Jewelry, thank you for becoming my hype woman and source of all things sparkly. The Soto Studio team, thank you for being MY team! To Nicole at MiLK & ViViD, thank you for making me glow inside & out. To Amber at Wild Kitty Waxing, thank you for keeping me feeling like a smooth operator. To Hope at Foxy MD Spa, thank you for keeping my skin on point. To my Denver Saint Patrick's Day Parade and SHE Leads cheering teams, thank you endlessly! To Jody at Wheelhouse, thank you for being the best second mom! To everyone else, thank YOU for being here! We all appreciate it.

Sukhman C.
Union Station
To all of my friends and family, thank you so very much. This opportunity was made possible due to all of your love, support, and encouragement; I simply could not be more grateful. It means the world to me that you have joined me on this amazing pageant journey. Through all the blood, sweat, and tears that have led me to this moment, having you all by my side helped shape me into the best me that I could be. I value the time and patience that was put in by every single one of you. Whether we are blood related or not, you are all considered my family and I could not have asked for a better support system. Let's make our mark on this beautiful world, one step at a time. Thank you so very much once again!

Tiana C.
Fort Collins
I would like to thank my lovely friends and family for supporting me for my first ever pageant, as well as my boyfriend who has been there through the whole process. I would not have gone through with the competition if it was not for the support of my loved ones!

Tiana C.
Cimarron Hills
Thank you to everyone who has supported, invested, and encouraged me along the way. I am grateful and blessed.

Ashley C.
There are so many amazing people I'd like to thank who have supported me on my journey to Miss Colorado USA! Chloe Smikahl with C. Reece Consulting- thank you for your guidance and friendship! I have learned so much from you and appreciate everything you've done for me. Craig Hughes with Body By Craig- I am looking and feeling my 5 Star Best thanks to you! I am thankful for your mentorship and training. Ashley Vollrath - Social by Ashley- Thank you for the beautiful lifestyle imagery and insight into social media leading up to competition! Thank you to Grant Foto, MK Makeup Artistry, Crown Jewel Designs, and From Roots to Self for being a part of my journey. Extra special thank you to my friends and family. I love you all!

Emma D.
I would like to thank my dear friends, family, and network for their unwavering support. Without all of you I would not be on this stage. I am blessed to have such a strong support group that continues to cheer me on throughout every endeavor.

Serin D.
Special thanks to my mother for unconditionally loving me and supporting me through this journey ! I wouldn't be here with out you ! Thank you for my family for being here to support me!

Brandy E.
An enormous thank you goes out to all who have supported me on this journey so far. The amount of love and support I have received reminds me how lucky I am to have such wonderful people in my corner, no matter what I do. I am beyond blessed to have had this opportunity present itself to me and even more so to know that no matter the outcome I have all I need from those around me to do what I put my mind to. Thank you again to everyone showing their love, support, and enthusiasm! It means the world to me.

Abigail E.
New Castle
I want to first thank my family and friends for their unconditional love and support! Also, a big thank you to Chloe with C. Reese Consulting, Craig with Body By Craig, and Katie with Katie Newton Nutrition Consulting for being the best team a girl could ask for! I could not have done this without you all!!

Gabrielle E.
I want to thank all of my family, friends, and co-workers for being part of my journey to compete for Miss Colorado USA. A special shout-out to Nicole Bedoya Fitness for making me feel unstoppable as I get ready for the stage. It has been an eventful year filled with amazing memories and I don’t know what I would do without all of you. I’d also like to take a moment for my stepdad who passed away in March. Dad, I love you. You’re always on my mind, forever in my heart.

Brines E.
Larimer County
I want to say a big thank you to all my friends and family for their big support. They gave me the strength and confidence I needed for this competition, I don't know what I would do without them.

Lauren F.
Pikes Peak
I would like to thank my friends and family for helping me walk confidently across this stage. This has been an unforgettable adventure that I'll remember for the rest of my life. This journey has changed me for the better and demonstrated that we should continue to strive to be the best versions of ourselves. I will forever be grateful for each person that has made this fairytale a reality.

Nevaeh F.
Highlands Ranch
This year was full of magnificent opportunities and challenges that have allowed me to grow with several important people in my life. To my mother and father, who have always supported me in every aspect of my journey. To my sister, Kyla, who I love no matter the distance between us. To Connor, who continues to uplift me through our ever-growing life together. To Willym, Tatiana and Beth, who are the most incredible creative team behind the creation of my headshots for this year's experience. To Keisha, who helped me become the best version of myself with all of her coaching. To my coworkers, who are the best team I could ever ask for and I am beyond grateful for all of their encouragement. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

Majo G.
To my beloved Athena, I am beyond grateful to have counted with your support throughout my journey. I will forever cherish the memories that we create during this event.

Kiyara G.
Estes Park
I would like to thank my twin sister Nani and my younger sister Teresa for endless fun times and memories. You are my best friends. My parents for being my support and my number one fans as I grew into the musician I am today. And all of my seasoned siblings to guide me through lessons that are tough. Next, I would like to thank my Flute Mom, Patricia Surman, for pushing and nourishing my musicianship. Lastly, I would like to thank my love, Stephen. You challenge me as a creator and as a person; you keep me grounded when I'm spiraling while loving me in such a fashion that I'm thankful our paths crossed. Truly, deeply, thank you everyone who have helped me in this journey!

Alexis G.
Colorado Springs
A huge thank you to my mom and dad for helping me with anything and everything along the way. Mrs. Chyrese thank you for helping with all my walking and talking preparation. Mrs Larissa at Shimmer Boutique, thank you for helping me with my whole wardrobe. Megan Bologna, thank you so much for helping me find a new love for fitness and helping me feel so confident in my self. Thank you Orange Theory for the constant support. Thank you The Button, The Needle and the Wardrobe for my all of my alteration needs. Thank you Austin Ryde so much for my headshots. Thank you Jimmy for getting me interview ready. Finally, thank you to all my friends and family for all the support you have sent my way.

Ashleigh G.
Thank you to my family and friends.

Miya H.
Jefferson County
First and foremost, I would like to thank God for all He has blessed me with, in my life and with the opportunities He has given me. I would like to thank the Miss USA organization for giving me the opportunity to be in the pageant. My church family who has always pushed me to the best version of myself. My best friend Kylee for giving me advice and letting me be my true self. Garrett, Thank you for being my friend and always being encouraging about my dreams; to all the strong women in my life, Geri, Laura, Kelly, Heidi, Qwynn and Grace. Lastly, to my parents who have shaped me into the strong women I am today; my mom always taught me to cultivate kindness and that I can do anything in heels.

Sydney H.
Red Rocks
I am so appreciative of my family and friends for supporting me and being here today. I could not do this without you. Let's crush this weekend!

Lindsay J.
Cherry Hills Village
I feel so much gratitude for the opportunity to compete in this pageant. Thank you to all my friends and family for all your support I greatly appreciate it.

Gabriella J.
Glenwood Springs
I would like to thank; Bryan Shard of Aspen Valley Tile & Stone, Pat and Billy Steele of Valley Electric Supply, Robert Herrell, Sara Sickles, and the patrons of the 19th Street diner. Had they not given me support and been sponsors I wouldn't be standing on this stage. I would also like to thank the following people for being by my side and supporting my dream and this journey; Krissy & Daryl, Mariah & Cam, Mom & Papa, Rick & Tonya, Missy, Emma & Raven. And I wanna give a special thanks to Michael, thank you for supporting me and being there for me while I did this. Even though I might not win, I know i'm already your Miss Colorado and that means the world to me.

Valerie K.
Lone Tree
Thank you to my mom, dad, and sister, my wonderful friends, Amanda and Anna, and my amazing boyfriend, Keith! Your support means the world to me!

Jessica K.
Thank you to my family & friends for your encouragement and support on my journey. I cannot thank Chloe Smikahl with C. Reece Consulting enough for her commitment to my preparations and learning who I am to ensure that each step was catered to creating a better me. Thank you to Body by Craig for sculpting me into the best version of myself inside and out, and MK Makeup & Artistry and Crown Jewels for helping create a look that made me feel confident and ready. You all have helped me grow into the woman I am today and have pushed me to strive for my best self. With your dedication and support I have been able to achieve many goals in my life. I couldn't ask for a better team, family, and friends as I continue to compete for Miss CO USA 2022.

Kaylyn K.
First, I would like to thank my parents for raising me to be a strong woman and believing I can do anything I put my mind to, for always supporting me in all of my endeavors and being my biggest cheerleaders my whole life. I also want to thank my siblings, Jake and Maddie, for being my best friends and my biggest supporters and always being there for me. I would like to thank my grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins for everything they've done for me and always showing up and cheering me on in everything I do. Lastly, I want to thank my best friend, Alana, for being my rock and convincing me to do this pageant. I don't know what I would do without you in my life. Thank you to all of you, you've made me who I am today and I love you all.

Alayna L.
La Plata County
Brenda's Café, Blue Sky, Lil Bit Raunchy, Millstreet Bistro, CJ'S Diner, Riverview Fellowship Christian, Community Members of La Plata County, Friends & Family

Katrina L.
Eastern Colorado
Thank you to all of my family, friends, and coaches who have supported and guided me through the past few months as I prepared to become Miss Colorado USA 2022. Your support means the world to me. Mom, you've always been my biggest cheerleader; thank you for everything! Dad, thank you for always reminding me to stand for what I believe in, even if it gets hard. A special mention to Chloe Smikahl, Crystle Stewart and all at MISS Academy, Premier MediSpa, Morgan & Presley Dental, Body by Craig, Cole Pauley, FitBody by Angelo, GrantFoto, Top Knot Beauty Lounge, Rane Aesthetics, Pageant Smart, Lisa Dean, Kristin Dalton Wolfe, and Ashley Vollrath for helping me grow into a greater version of myself and serve those around me. Thank you all!

Mahri L.
I would like to thank everyone who has supported me along this journey! Thank you Mom and Dad for guiding me to become the woman I am today! Thank you to all of my friends and family who are always so supportive- I love you. Thank you to Lindsay and Christina at Bloom Jewelry for providing me with some beautiful accessories to wear during the competition! Finally, thank you to Chloe at Chloe at C. Reece Consulting for guiding me through this whole preparation process!

Arianna L.
I am grateful to be competing for Miss Colorado USA. Without the support of my parents, my mentors, and coaches none of this would be possible. Competing in pageants throughout the years has allowed me to discover my story and share it with others. If crowned as the next state titleholder, I am committed to leaving a legacy. I understand the responsibility and leadership that comes with being Miss Colorado USA. "The best leaders are the ones who embrace the service of others". Thank you to my family and friends who came to the pageant in support of me chasing my long-term goal. I appreciate all of you and hope to make you proud! Yours truly, Arianna Lemus, Miss Frederick USA 2022

Giovanna M.
Thank you to the Golovach's, Peterman's, Bingham's and to my own family! There are not enough words to describe the positive feelings and emotions I have felt due to all of the support and love given to me.

Farima M.
You set the miss US pageant for the year by supporting us run a successful event. I appreciate your unfailing attention to detail. I am so glad to have a chance being here this year. I express heartfelt thanks for all you do.

Kelsey M.
I want to take the time to thank everyone who has brought me to the stage today. I am reminded of 1 Peter 4:10-19, "10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen". (NIV)

Kelsey Q.
I just want to thank my Mom, boyfriend, and friends for supporting me through all of this! I love them so much!!

Heather R.
Castle Pines
Thank you mothers, father, brothers, sisters and all others not named here (you know who you are) for always supporting me and pushing me to be better. I know you may not see this but I hope I can show you all, everyday how much I appreciate you! ❤️

Lainey S.
Four Corners
This journey would not be possible without the love and support from my family and friends. I would also like to thank Allison Ragsdale Photography for my headshot and Dolce Boutique for dressing me. I am forever thankful for each and every single one of you. To the Four Corners region, I am proud to call you my home and I hope you can say the same thing about me as your representative.

Michaela S.
Thank you to my family and my close friends, who have supported me in every endeavor. I am grateful for your love and encouragement.

Alexis Grace S.
Denver County
With the aid and support of my team, I am confident and fully prepared for Miss Colorado USA. To my number one supporter - my mom - thank you for being there for all the 4am spray tans and late night dress fittings. To my late great aunt Dot-Dot, this is for you. Thank you to my dad for giving me this adventurous spirit to put myself out there. Thank you to Eine for helping me find the perfect wardrobe. To Sasha, thank you for always believing in me. Thank you to my 5 star team: PageantSmart, Gowns & Crowns, Body by Craig, Roots to Self, Dazzles, and Matt Boyd Photography / Meredith Boyd Cosmetics. My team is unstoppable and because of you all - I am confidently ready.

Samantha S.
Northern Colorado
I would like to thank my mom and dad for always being there for me and supporting me through everything. I would also like to thank my pageant coach Wendi Russo for her support.

Anna T.
I am so grateful for this opportunity, everyone in my life has been so wonderful in preparing me for this special moment. I would like to thank God first of all and my parents for sponsoring me and raising me to be the woman I am today. I would also like to thank my wonderful boyfriend for always supporting me and being with me on this journey. Thank you to you all i cannot truly express how amazing you all are.

Makenna T.
Thank you to my dad, Chris, and stepmom, Leia, for being such avid supporters of my goal to compete for Miss Colorado! Thank you to my mother, Amber, for always letting me be myself and growing me into an adventurous and outgoing person. I love you all so much! Special thank you to Kelly Jo, who graciously helped me through this journey. I wouldn't have been able to do this without you! Love, Mak

Shanise W.
Southern Colorado
I am absolutely blessed to be apart of this pageant! I would like to thank everyone who helped me meet my goal on my GoFund me fundraiser and all of my amazing friends and family members who have encouraged and helped me prepare for this journey along the way. I couldn't have done this without your help and I will be forever grateful!

Susanna W.
Greenwood Village
I am incredibly grateful for everyone who has supported me on my journey to become Miss Colorado USA! To my parents and family, thank you for your love and for always being my biggest cheerleaders. To Paul and the Costello’s, thank you for your support and constant encouragement. To Chloe from C. Reese Consulting, thank you for your mentorship, guidance, and friendship- and for always believing in me. Each one of you and your never-ending love and encouragement has made me into the confidently beautiful woman I am today!

Giovanne W.
Northeast Colorado
I would like to thank all my family and friends for their support throughout my journey to accomplish my dream.

RaeAnn W.
I am so grateful to the many amazing people I am blessed to call friends and family. Thank you to my amazing boyfriend for always lifting me and encouraging me to be the best version of myself. Thank you to my family for supporting me, catching me when I fall, and loving me unconditionally. Thank you to my friends who are always the first people to show up with embarrassing signs and for being the best cheerleaders a girl could have! And last but certainly not least, thank you to the Miss USA Organization for encouraging me to compete, and for showing me what it truly means to be confidently beautiful.

Madeleine W.
Castle Rock
I am thankful to everyone who has supported me during this once in a lifetime opportunity! I have such an amazing family and so many great friends who have never doubted me. I would love to thank my amazing friend, Rocky, who took the time to take my headshots and work with me to make sure I had the perfect one! I want to shine light on my mom and dad who have been nothing but loving toward me while I took a leap of faith in entering the Miss Colorado USA Pageant. To all of my friends and family who have made donations,thank you so much. I have felt so much love and I couldn’t have had a better support system!

Angel W.
Thank you Fredrick Marsh and my support system for all of your guidance!