Miss Contestants

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 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 finalists as well as recognized during the awards portion near the end of the Pageant Finals!

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 2023 Contestants


Sydney B.
Grand Forks
I would like to thank my parents Mitchell and Michelle Black for always encouraging me to do whatever my chaotic heart desires, and my older sister Ansleigh for making me want to be the best version of myself everyday. I would also like to thank my best friends Bailey, Faith, Chloe, Liv, Reed, Jaydee and Alayna for talking me down any and every time I get nervous and reminding me how much potential I have to make my difference in the world. I am backed by the most amazing staff and coworkers at The Loft and I can't wait to make them all proud after all of their constant encouragement. Most people don't have the luxury of having an army behind them, no matter what they do, and I am one of the luckiest people alive to have exactly that.

Lauren C.
To my friends, family, and Tyler -- thank you for always supporting, encouraging, and being there for me. Because of you, I continue to aspire to work hard, be confident, show up for myself and others, be kind, and live life to the fullest. I am truly grateful for everything you do.

Hannah F.
Cass County
Thank you all for giving me the opportunity to showcase my talents and dreams all while bringing it back to my community. I wouldn't have been in the position I am today if it wasn't for my parents advising me and my support system guiding me.

Syria G.
Prairie Rose
I would like to express an enormous thank you to my parents for showing me that hard work, dedication, and kindness will never be futile. You have led by example and are my role models in life. I owe where I am now to the overwhelming love and support you have given every moment of my life. Lastly, thank you to my wonderful siblings who bring light, laughter, and smiles into my life at even the darkest of times. All of you never fail to lift me up when the hardships of life try to get me down.

Haley H.
Thank you to my support system that helped push me to be my best self on the stage today. You all are the only reason I am here today. Thank you to my sponsors The Vanity Bar and HotWorx West Fargo.

Paige H.
Nelson County
I am so very grateful for my biggest supporter and loudest cheerleader, my husband. Thank you for helping me chase my biggest dreams. Thank you for your unwavering support and love. I am forever indebted to my children as well, you four are the reason why I will never give up and I will always push forward. Always remember, no matter what, no matter when, no matter where, I love you always. To my parents and in-laws: thank you for your endless devotion and for making me feel like a one-of-a-kind treasure everyday. A big thank you also goes out to my sponsors, S&M Fencing, Nodak Insurance- Kris Moen Agency, Valkyrie Fitness, and Rod's Auto Body.

Hannah H.
I have so much appreciation for those that have made it possible for me to be here today. To Jason, the generous owner of Breadsmith in Fargo, thank you for believing in me and sponsoring me! I would not have been able to be here without you. To Bessie and Emily, thank you for your expertise in helping me with hair, makeup and getting pageant ready. I am very grateful for your time and help! And thank you to my friend Miranda, owner of Red Brick Boutique in ottertail who provided wonderfully styled clothes!! Thank you Heather for taking your weekend to help me get ready and be here to support me. To my loving family, thank you for always cheering me on, and my friends, thank you for your unwavering belief in me.

Brenna J.
A big thank you to my sponsors- Uptowne Loft Boutique, DK Orthodontics, and Polished Dental, as well as my family and friends who have helped me on this journey. All of your support and encouragement are more than I could have asked for, and I am so blessed to have you all on my team.

Morgan L.
A huge thank you goes out to my incredible team of people who have loved and supported me through this journey. With love, Morgan.

Chelsey Faye M.
Dunn County
I am immensely appreciative of my support from Bismarck Plato’s Closet, Aspen Chic Designs, Killdeer Saddle Club, and the Iron Chapel. Their support has enabled me to make this dream possible and it means the absolute world to me. I cannot express enough gratitude for helping me in this mission. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Alaysia N.
West Fargo
Thank you to my generous sponsors My Best Friend's Closet, Collin Lee Trucking, and all of my family and friends for supporting me throughout this journey. I wouldn’t be here without your unwavering support and strong confidence in me, and for that I am deeply grateful.

Madysen N.
Pembina County
I want to thank everyone who supported me before and during the Miss North Dakota USA pageant. I especially want to thank my sponsors and parents, Todd and Amy. Without your support, I wouldn't have reached where I am today. Thank you again!

Monni N.
Thank you Mom and Dad for unconditionally supporting my passions all my life and always reminding me that I am truly capable of anything I put my mind to. Thank you Daniel for encouraging me every step of the way and being the best cheerleader I could ask for. To my family and loved ones, thank you for taking your time to show your support, it truly means the world to me and I can't thank you enough. Lastly, to grandma and grandpa, though you may be supporting from afar in Kenya or watching down from heaven, I know you are always watching over me with love. You all hold a special place in my heart, and I can't wait to give it all I got on that stage & make you all proud! Love, Monni

Mariah P.
Southern North Dakota
It has been a pleasure to compete in this pageant but it wouldn’t be possible without my peers supporting me along the way. I want to say thank you first to my sponsor Natalie Sparrow for believing in me enough to fund my coaching sessions. Working with you taught me a lot about getting out of my head and discovering myself. But most importantly you gave me the best advice on being true to who I am, and that is the way to success. Also, my mother and 3 sisters have been by my side from the very beginning and I am truly grateful how they made all things possible to make sure I walked this stage with confidence. From friends to clients of mine I may have missed I admire your contribution as well and once again thank you to you all.

Claire V.
Burleigh County
I would like to thank my parents (Vance and Toni Vetter), family, and friends that have supported me throughout this new pageant journey. I would also like to extend my thank you to Kinzey Fockler, Emily Schmid, and all the Kookoo's girls. To everyone that has contributed time, gifts, talents, and money to this journey of mine I am deeply grateful and forever thankful for all that I have been given. I am very excited for where pageants can lead me and to new doors that might be opened. Thank you!