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Beauties Come to Vegas

51 contestants will vie for the title Miss USA tonight at Planet Hollywood. Here’s a look at the contenders.

 

MISS ALABAMA

Keisha Walding

Dothan, Ala.

Age: 24

Current job: Pharmaceutical sales representative

Evening gown designer: Sherri Hill

Height: 5-foot-10

 

MISS ALASKA

Courtney Erin Carroll

Fairbanks, Alaska

Age: 25

Current job: Chili’s server

Evening gown designer: Nick Verreos

Height: 5-foot-7

 

MISS ARIZONA

Kimberly Joiner

Gilbert, Ariz.

Age: 22

Current job: Special education teacher

Evening gown designer: Sherri Hill

Height: 5-foot-8

 

MISS ARKANSAS

Rachel Howells

Alma, Ark.

Age: 21

Current job: None

Evening gown designer: Sherri Hill

Height: 5-foot-10

 

MISS CALIFORNIA

Raquel Roxanne Beezley

Barstow, Calif.

Age: 21

Current job: Waitress

Evening gown designer: Jiki

Height: 5-foot-8

 

MISS COLORADO

Beckie Hughes

Grand Junction, Colo.

Age: 21

Current job: Owner of three retail stores

Evening gown designer: Luree Designs (from contestant’s gown line)

Height: 5-foot-9

 

MISS CONNECTICUT

Jacqueline Honulik

Fairfield, Conn.

Age: 21

Current job: None

Evening gown designer: Redux Charles Chang Lima

Height: 5-foot-8

 

MISS DELAWARE

Vincenza Carrieri-Russo

Newark, Del.

Age: 23

Current job: Part-time work at family’s restaurant, Cosimos Pizza

Evening gown designer: Sherri Hill

Height: 5-foot-7

 

MISS DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Chelsey Sophia Rodgers

Washington, D.C.

Age: 24

Current job: Full-time law student

Evening gown designer: Unknown

Height: 5-foot-8

 

MISS FLORIDA

Jessica Rafalowski

Deland, Fla.

Age: 22

Current job: None

Evening gown designer: Unknown

Height: 5-foot-10

 

MISS GEORGIA

Amanda Kozak

Warner Robins, Ga.

Age: 23

Current job: Part-time work for the Georgia Association of Educators

Evening gown designer: Sherri Hill

Height: 5-foot-10

 

MISS HAWAII

Jonelle Layfield

Kaneohe, Hawaii

Age: 23

Current job: Dance instructor with 24/7 Danceforce

Evening gown designer: La Casa Hermosa, Takeo, Erik Eugene Chandler, Andy South

Height: 5-foot-10

 

MISS IDAHO

Tracey Brown

Post Falls, Idaho

Age: 21

Current job: On-site wedding coordinator and full-time student

Evening gown designer: Sherri Hill

Height: 5-foot-9

 

MISS ILLINOIS

Shanon Lersch

Chicago

Age: 25

Current job: Professional model, dancer, certified public speaker, head coach and director of dance program at DePaul University

Evening gown designer: Unknown

Height: 5-foot-10

 

MISS INDIANA

Brittany Mason

Anderson, Ind.

Age: 21

Current job: Account executive, model, student

Evening gown designer: Carlos Alberto

Height: 5-foot-10

 

MISS IOWA

Abbey Nicole Curran

Davenport, Iowa

Age: 20

Current job: None

Evening gown designer: Sherri Hill

Height: 5-foot-5

 

MISS KANSAS

Michelle Gillespie

Mission Hills, Kan.

Age: 22

Current job: KCTV-5 intern

Evening gown designer: A. Rene (by Ashley Litton)

Height: 5-foot-11

 

MISS KENTUCKY

Alysha Noel Harris

Lexington, Ky.

Age: 20

Current job: Nanny for two children

Evening gown designer: Unknown

Height: 5-foot-4

 

MISS LOUISIANA

Michelle Berthelot

Hammond, La.

Age: 24

Current job: Spokesmodel and advice columnist for Global Nutrition, Oxygen Fit radio show co-host, swimsuit and fitness model

Evening gown designer: Gregory Ellenburg

Height: 5-foot-6

 

MISS MAINE

Kaetlin Parent

Van Buren, Maine

Age: 20

Current job: Cache sales associate

Evening gown designer: AJ Silva (Amaldo Couture)

Height: 5-foot-8

 

MISS MARYLAND

Cassandra Tressler

Damascus, Md.

Age: 22

Current job: None

Evening gown designer: Jovani

Height: 5-foot-9

 

MISS MASSACHUSETTS

Jackie Bruno

Assonet, Mass.

Age: 23

Current job: Print and runway model and host of New England TV on NewEngland.com

Evening gown designer: Sherri Hill

Height: 5-foot-10

MISS MICHIGAN

Elisabeth Jean Crawford

Canton, Mich.

Age: 25

Current job: Producer/editor for Pask Video Productions, spokesperson for Acura Automotive and volunteer at the Barbara Ann Kamanos Cancer Institute

Evening gown designer: Sherri Hill

Height: 5-foot-8

 

MISS MINNESOTA

Kaylee Unverzagt

Eagan, Minn.

Age: 20

Current job: Legal assistant

Evening gown designer: Tony Bowls

Height: 5-foot-10

 

MISS MISSISSIPPI

Leah Laviano

Ellisville, Miss.

Age: 20

Current job: Sales associate at pageant dress boutique, Pageant Complete

Evening gown designer: Tony Bowls

Height: 5-foot-4

 

MISS MISSOURI

Candice Crawford

Columbia, Mo.

Age: 21

Current job: Certified personal trainer at Mizzou Rec Complex

Evening gown designer: A. Renee

Height: 5-foot-8

 

MISS MONTANA

Tori Rae Wanty

Shelby, Mont.

Age: 21

Current job: Student and waitress

Evening gown designer: Unknown

Height: 5-foot-4

 

MISS NEBRASKA

Micaela Johnson

Omaha, Neb.

Age: 23

Current job: Student

Evening gown designer: A. Rene (by Ashley Litton)

Height: 5-foot-5

 

MISS NEVADA

Veronica Grabowski

Henderson, Nev.

Age: 23

Current job: Professional model

Evening gown designer: Sherri Hill

Height: 5-foot-6

 

MISS NEW HAMPSHIRE

Breanne Silvi

Nashua, N.H.

Age: 24

Current job: Bartender

Evening gown designer: Claire’s Collection

Height: 5-foot-4

 

MISS NEW JERSEY

Tiffany Andrade

Linden, N.J.

Age: 22

Current job: Registered nurse

Evening gown designer: Jovani

Height: 5-foot-5

 

MISS NEW MEXICO

Raelene Deloris Aguilar

Sunland Park, N.M.

Age: 26

Current job: MAC Cosmetics makeup artist

Evening gown designer: Unknown

Height: 5-foot-8

 

MISS NEW YORK

Danielle Roundtree

New York

Age: 20

Current job: Miss New York USA 2008

Evening gown designer: Juan Carlos & Fernando

Height: 5-foot-11

 

MISS NORTH CAROLINA

Andrea Duke

Saluda, N.C.

Age: 26

Current job: Miss North Carolina USA 2008

Evening gown designer: Gregory Ellenburg

Height: 5-foot-11

 

MISS NORTH DAKOTA

Stephanie Lee Tollefson

Bismark, N.D.

Age: 21

Current job: Operating room tech II at Medcenter One Hospital, surgical department

Evening gown designer: Caroline Brost for Caroline Hayden Designs

Height: 5-foot-8

 

MISS OHIO

Monica Day

Columbus, Ohio

Age: 25

Current job: Traffic and entertainment reporter

Evening gown designer: Tony Bowles

Height: 5-foot-9

 

MISS OKLAHOMA

Lindsey Jo Harrington

Frederick, Okla.

Age: 22

Current job: Miss Oklahoma USA 2008 and full-time student at Oklahoma State University

Evening gown designer: Sherri Hill

Height: 5-foot-10

 

MISS OREGON

Mary Lee Horch

Corvallis, Ore.

Age: 24

Current job: None

Evening gown designer: Anna Cohen

Height: 5-foot-7

 

MISS PENNSYLVANIA

LauRen Merola

Pittsburgh

Age: 23

Current job: Robe Lighting, sales and marketing

Evening gown designer: Lady M

Height: 5-foot-8

 

MISS RHODE ISLAND

Amy Diaz

North Providence, R.I.

Age: 23

Current job: Rhode Island Supreme Court intern

Evening gown designer: Unknown

Height: 5-foot-6

 

MISS SOUTH CAROLINA

JAMIE HILL

Columbia, S.C.

Age: 24

Current job: Casting recruiter, actress and model

Evening gown designer: Unknown

Height: 5-foot-6

 

MISS SOUTH DAKOTA

Charlie Buhler

Mitchell, S.D.

Age: 20

Current job: Full-time student

Evening gown designer: Hugo Samiento

Height: 5-foot-6

 

MISS TENNESSEE

Hailey Laine Brown

South Fulton, Tenn.

Age: 25

Current job: Medical sales consultant for PSS World Medical Inc.

Evening gown designer: Carlos Alberto

Height: 5-foot-9

 

MISS TEXAS

Crystle Stewart

Missouri City, Texas

Age: 26

Current job: Owner of Inside/Out, special education teacher’s aide for Elkins High School, Neal Hamil model

Evening gown designer: Unknown

Height: 5-foot-9

 

MISS UTAH

Julia Bachison

North Ogden, Utah

Age: 24

Current job: Marketing coordinator for the Deseret Morning News

Evening gown designer: Sherri Hill

Height: 5-foot-7

 

MISS VERMONT

Kim Tantlinger

Burlington, Vt.

Age: 22

Current job: Burton Snowboards customer service representative

Evening gown designer: Tony Bowls

Height: 5-foot-7

 

MISS VIRGINIA

Tori Hall

Midlothian, Va.

Age: 21

Current job: Public speaker

Evening gown designer: Gregory Ellenburg

Height: 5-foot-8

 

MISS WASHINGTON

Michelle Marie Font

Renton, Wash.

Age: 26

Current job: Technical analyst

Evening gown designer: Dora Sylvia Ortiz and Ruby Davila Rendon

Height: 5-foot-10

 

MISS WEST VIRGINIA

Skylene Montgomery

Parkersburg, W. Va.

Age: 23

Current job: Exercise physiologist

Evening gown designer: Tony Bowles

Height: 5-foot-7

 

MISS WISCONSIN

Michelyn Cynthia Butler

Madison, Wis.

Age: 25

Current job: None

Evening gown designer: Jovani

Height: 5-foot-8

 

MISS WYOMING

Cassie Shore

Casper, Wyo.

Age: 22

Current job: Secretary to six doctors at an orthopedic surgery clinic

Evening gown designer: Tony Bowles

Height: 5-foot-5

 

 

 

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