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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 North Dakota USA 2022 Contestants


Sabrina A.
I want to Thank my family and friends for believing in me and also myself for pushing my limits to the max with such confidence and strength.

Sandra B.
Cass County
I am a bit of a coward you see, this is the first time I am taking initiative and taking a step towards something that I truly want to do and to those that are always there encouraging me I truly thank you. For loving me, believing in me and making me feel that my mere existence was enough, there’s no greater joy for me than to know that I am loved and I will do my best and make you proud. I’ll take these shy steps forward and prove to myself and to you as well that I am truly meant to be here and that your belief in me was not in vain. Thank you for believing in me and being there for me as I pave a path for myself out of this cowardice. I love you and I will forever be grateful to you my tomatoes. Because you guys have all my heart.

Lauren B.
Grand Forks AFB
I would first like to thank my mentor, Amy Bohlen, who has been by my side throughout this whole process. It was Amys encouragement that inspired me to participate and I would not be here without her. Next, I would like to thank my mom who has always believed in me and has pushed me to go beyond my comfort zone and try new things. Lastly, I thank my friends who have been the very best at cheering me on as I chase my dreams. Their friendship means so much to me and without their support, I am not sure I would have had the courage to get up on that stage.

Sydney B.
Grand Forks
A huge thank you to the Premier Aesthetics team led by Lori Mercil, Kait Mercil and Kimmy Fenton for sponsoring me. You have been such a kind team and I could not have asked for a better group of women supporting me! My parents Michelle and Mitchell Black who support every crazy idea I have with no questions asked (next up WWE Diva), my older sister Ansleigh who makes me want to be my best self. To my three best friends who always cheer me on. Faith Myers you're the first person who gets me entirely, you're my person forever and I can't wait to be your bridesmaid. Bailey Hubbard who keeps me sane everyday and our late night sonic trips. Reed Erickson who inspires me to be my true self everyday I wake up, I'll always look up to you.

Destiny C.
Western North Dakota
My people have shown me that no matter where I go in life, they will be right there with me. I want to thank some of the people who have been a big piece of my story. My parents for instilling in me that if an opportunity does not exist, then create one. It is because of them that I know nothing is out of reach. My sister for teaching me the value of time. It is because of her that I know to use it with intention. My friends for reminding me that growth is uncomfortable, but it's necessary. It is because of them that I live outside of my comfort zone. Finally, my coach Cheri for pushing me to always show up as the best version of myself. It is because of her that I am confident in what I bring to the table. I am forever grateful to you all!

DeSeandra C.
Thank you to all of my friends and family members that continue to support me in everything I pursue and who helped me on the journey to get here!

Hannah F.
West Fargo
I would love to thank future productions for guiding and directing me in this journey helping me through each and every step of this process. With that being said I would also like to thank my family and friends, without them i wouldn’t be here today. Motivating me every step of the way and making them proud while at it.

Syria G.
I’m ever grateful for the endless support my family and loved ones have blessed me with. I’d also like to extend a huge thank you to my parents for helping me become the strong woman I am today. The two of you are my role models and I aspire to share your very same compassion, selflessness, and joy with the world around me.

Haley H.
First off thank you to my friends and family for always supporting me in whatever I get myself into. Your support means the world. Thank you Jalen for pushing me to sign up for this pageant and encouraging me everyday. Thank you to my sponsors Holly Hitland and Kim Meyer and her Bernedoodle Izzy! I would not be able to walk on this stage without you. Thank you to my coach Sarah Beckman for helping me be 110% ready for Miss North Dakota USA! Walking on the Miss North Dakota USA stage is an absolute dream come true and I would not be able to without my village.

SaNoah L.
Turtle Mountains
Miigwetch, thank you to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, my grandparents Dr. Loretta DeLong & Dr. Gerald Monette, Christopher Gillis Jr. & family, Justine Wiedrich Photography, Regan White Bull & Family, Gabriella Lilley, my coworkers at FSA Advisory Group, friends from Harvard, mentors from across the US, and all of those who have made my journey so worth it. I feel so abundantly blessed to lead the life I have, and these people have made every step of the way feel safe, encouraged, and prosperous.

Kyley L.
A huge thank you goes to my biggest supporters, my family. I love you endlessly. Additional thank you’s go out to my sponsors: Murphy Motors Next to New Minot, Vibeto Orthodontics, Burckhard Orthodontics, Sperle Masonry Inc., White Maid Restaurant & Bar of Napoleon, Albertson Consulting, Western Agency Inc., Ressler's Farmer Insurance, Stanley Law Office, Credence Energy Service, Paula & Bob Bachmeier, Wade & Laurie Bjorgen, Josh Wheeler, Kent Kirkhammer, and Daniel Lee. I hope to make you all proud. With love, Ky.

Haley M.
Ward County
I would like to first say Thank you to my Parents. Without them I wouldn't be who I am or where I am in my life. they inspire me and push me to my greatest protentional. Thank you for always being there for me. To my Friends and family thank you for always looking out for me and helping me in this journey.

Monni N.
Eastern North Dakota
Thank you to all the friends and family that have supported my throughout my journey of rediscovering The beautiful strengths I have to offer in this glorious life. Without your constant encouragement and motivation, I would not have had the fire to keep me going and I will be forever grateful. Mom, thank you for always being my biggest cheerleader, motivator, and the standard of success I hope to achieve one day. You are a blessing to this world and I am honored to be your daughter. Daniel, thank you for fueling my heart with true support, love, and compassion. From the best workout partner during the sweat pumping workout sessions in the gym to instilling wise words of confidence in me, I am lucky to have a beautiful soul like you.

Taylor S.
Spiritwood Lake
Huge thank you to my sponsors including Tarp Pro Inc., WILHELM Chevrolet Buick GMC, Mayer Truck Line, and Kleinknecht Farms. I would also like to thank my supporters; Kimber Evenson (mom), and Brooke Schmeichel (sister).

Olivia T.
Grand Forks County
Thank you for all who have supported me as a contestant. A special thank you to Kristen's Bridal, and Elaine's Alterations for assisting me with my evening gown, Haagenson Photography for helping me with my headshots, Meyah Taylor for pageant hair and makeup, my friends and sisters in Delta Gamma, and the Grand Forks Community for supporting me as a contestant. Thank you to MaryBeth and Francis Vaudrin, Ruth Haagenson, Darrin and DeNae Haagenson, Meyah, Nick, and Logan Taylor for being the best family with your continued support and love for me. I am excited and proud to be representing Grand Forks County this weekend!

Maya T.
Stark County
I'd like to extend a thank you out to my wonderful support system who have been with me every step of this amazing journey; Janice and Mark Thompson, Marissa and Devan Williams, Maclaine Bierman, and Bonnie Thompson.