Personal factoids of the 2010 Miss USA Pageant contestants:
Miss Alabama USA Audrey Moore
Is considered a "sleeping queen" and has a special talent of being able to fall asleep in any setting or situation.
Miss Alaska USA Sarah Temple
On a whim she traveled to Athens, Greece where she spent the entire summer of 2009 being an au pair for a family that couldn’t speak English, and she couldn’t speak Greek.
Miss Arizona USA Brittany Bell
Dancer for the NBA Phoenix Suns.
Miss Arkansas USA Adrielle Churchill
A published author, her article was titled, "The Effect of Nicaraguan Immigration on Costa Rican Right-Wing Party Success."
Miss California USA Nicole Johnson
She decided, on a whim, to enter the Los Angeles Marathon the night before the race. She completed the entire marathon within 6 hours.
Miss Colorado USA Jessica Hartman
Along with sister Danielle, showed market beef and sheep for 11 years.
Miss Connecticut USA Ashley Bickford
Even her own parents didn’t recognize her when she walked the runway during NYC Fashion Week in a red wig with a bob.
Miss Delaware USA Julie Citro
Her favorite food: pizza dipped in ranch dressing.
Miss District of Columbia USA MacKenzie Green
Her father is a cultural and historical icon, as a member of the "Little Rock Nine". The Little Rock Nine was a group of nine African American high school students who in 1957 sought to desegregate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. It was the second biggest civil rights campaign after the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott.
Miss Florida USA Megan Clementi
Received her Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Engineering Leadership from the University of Central Florida.
Miss Georgia USA Cassady Lance
She was the Jump Roping Champion for Jump Rope for Heart.
Miss Hawaii USA Rene Mokihana Nobriga
Is a champion of early childhood education and literacy as well as feeding the hungry.
Miss Idaho USA Jessica Hellwinkle
Has been driving a tractor since the age of five.
Miss Illinois USA Ashley Bradarich
Itching for a new experience she moved to Rome, Italy for 5 months where she took cooking classes and learned to make homemade pasta, pizza and bread making.
Miss Indiana USA Allison Bielhle
Served as a private nurse for her mother during her four-year battle with Breast Cancer. Her mother is a survivor and is now cancer free.
Miss Iowa USA Katharine Ann Connors
Her father is an executive chef, but she can’t cook anything other than a grilled cheese.
Miss Kansas USA Bethany Ann Gerber
Traveled extensively with her grandparents and brother; once landed on a glacier in Alaska in a helicopter.
Miss Kentucky USA Kindra Danielle Clark
Coaches youth cheerleading; her team is undefeated for the past four years winning national championships consecutively.
Miss Louisiana USA Sara Brooks
She’s a championship pizza eater.
Miss Maine USA Katherine Wittier
Played professional basketball in Switzerland for one year; also plays golf.
Miss Maryland USA Simone Feldman
She has never learned to ride a bike but has promised herself to learn by her next birthday.
Miss Massachusetts USA Lacey Wilson
Three-time Junior Olympian in volleyball.
Miss Michigan USA Rima Fakih
Started own mentoring program for younger children at the age of 17.
Miss Minnesota USA Courtney Basara
Her great, great grandfather was Prince Eugen of Sweden.
Miss Mississippi USA Courtney Ponder
Was named Mississippi’s 2009 Watermelon Queen.
Miss Missouri USA Ashley Strohmeier
Competitive ice skater.
Miss Montana USA Elizabeth Anseth
Has a degree in musical Theatre.
Miss Nebraska USA Belinda Wright
Holds both the long jump and hurdle school records in track and holds the record for most kills in a season in volleyball at the high school she attended (North- Loup Scotia High School).
Miss Nevada USA Julianna Erdesz
Her face is featured on two slot machines – an Alien Abduction and a Wild Bill game.
Miss New Hampshire USA Nicole Houde
Wants to be a pediatric oncologist.
Miss New Jersey USA Chenoa Green
At age 14, she became a first degree black belt.
Miss New Mexico USA Rosanne Aguilar
She turns 24 years on Sunday, the day of the pageant. Like Miss Texas, a student at UTEP.
Miss New York USA Davina Reeves
Loves yoga, meditates and is a vegan.
Miss North Carolina USA Nadia Moffett
Is petrified of flying and once was even escorted off a plane.
Miss North Dakota USA Taylor Kearns
She is the oldest of six children.
Miss Ohio USA Amanda Tempel
At 19, she is one of the youngest contestants. She’s part Cherokee Indian.
Miss Oklahoma USA Morgan Woolard
Stitched a quilt for the 43 presidents in 2000 and presented it to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Miss Oregon USA Kate Paul
Taught herself how to play the piano and speak Spanish.
Miss Pennsylvania USA Gina Cerilli
Went skydiving in Switzerland over the Swiss Alps, even though she’s afraid of heights.
Miss Rhode Island USA Kristina Primavera
As a lifeguard she saved a woman who suffered seizure in the ocean.
Miss South Carolina USA Rachel Law
She was a "snow cone lady" when she worked at a snow cone booth.
Miss South Dakota USA Emily Miller
She is a poultry champion and raises and shows cattle.
Miss Tennessee USA Tucker Perry
Her grandfather was the first African American assistant coach in the NFL.
Miss Texas USA Kesley Moore.
She’s a 6-foot-2 volleyball player at UTEP. She went on a mission to Ireland to help rebuild a school
Miss Utah USA Katya Dmitrievna Feinstein
Is proud of her accomplishment that she’s finished multiple education goals including graduating from college by the age of 20 years old.
Miss Vermont USA Nydelis Ortiz
She graduated from high school at the age of 16.
Miss Virginia USA Samantha Casey
Being a child of a navy fighter pilot, she has moved nine times and lived in three different countries.
Miss Washington USA Tracy Turnure
Her twin sister, Tara Turnure, was Miss Washington USA 2009.
Miss West Virginia USA Erica Goldsmith
She was the tater tot eating champion at college
Miss Wisconsin USA Courtney Lopez
Professional dancer for big league baseball’s Milwaukee Brewers.
Miss Wyoming USA Claire Schreiner
She attended UNLV where she lettered three years in a row as high jumper on the track team. She was a three-time all-around gymnastics champion from Gillette. -SOURCE: Miss USA and Vegas Confidential