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2018 Miss Washington USA Contestants

Abigail Hill

Abigail Hill

Enumclaw USA

Since 9 years of age, Abigail has desired to be a representative of Miss Washington USA. During her growth in pageantry, she has created her own platform called “#W82TXT”, reaching untold numbers of viewers and gathering nearly 1,000 signed pledges to stop texting while driving. Alongside of this platform, Abigail donates her time and efforts to various disaster-relief organizations, specifically those targeting families with children, as she firmly believes that today’s youth are the future.

Alexandra Sanchez

Alexandra Sanchez

Greater Renton USA

Along with her love of the performing arts, Alexandra is motivated and driven to make an impact in her community. She loves volunteering for many organizations and putting her B.A in Sociology to use by speaking and mentoring youth in local high schools. Alexandra is also a vocal advocate for social justice and she hopes to utilize her skills and knowledge to reach and achieve her goals along with hoping to inspire others to do the same.

Alleah Taylor

Alleah Taylor

Greater King County USA

Alleah was born and raised in Seattle. She is currently a Clinic Lead and model. She practices servant leadership and is diligent in her quest to revolutionize healthcare. Her goal is to manage her own primary care practice and improve the way we view/demonstrate self-care, mental health and mindfulness. Alleah hopes her journey inspires others to treat every day as a blessing and as an opportunity to improve, progress and uplift.

Alyssa Caillier

Alyssa Caillier

Tacoma USA

Since grade school, Alyssa has desired to teach children. Now, she is a leader who empowers children spiritually. Though she currently invests in Child Care, Alyssa is commonly known by her creativity in fashion styling & design. She merges her knack for inspirational writing with her eye for fashion on her blog. Alyssa writes to deepen her reader’s reflective process in the hope of opening them into their greatest potential from the inside out.

Angela Cruze

Angela Cruze

Cowlitz County USA

Angela serves as Washington’s Foster Leader, and represents Cowlitz County as Youth Tri-Lead; (Providing Youth and Family Voice for Washington States Behavioral Health System.) Angela’s lived in the foster care system and actively participates in vocalizing awareness of barriers for youth in system programs. Angela runs a local chapter; Cowlitz Visionary Youth, which mission is to “Raise awareness about youth rights and challenges and to help other youth in our community have a voice, while creating positive change.”

Anna Chang

Anna Chang

Greater Lynnwood USA

Anna, a courageous young lady who was raised in the beautiful state of Washington, is determined to finish Dental School and to become a family dentist. Her ultimate goal is to open a business that helps empower woman mentally and physically. Anna enjoys cooking and creating recipes for her cooking blog. She is full of passion, love and inspiration. Anna strives to be a great role model for her younger brother and peers.

Arianna Pride

Arianna Pride

Lake Washington USA

Arianna is a graduate of the UW and is passionate about raising awareness and breaking the stigma behind Depression, specifically in teens and young adults. As someone who has experienced it and continues to fight it to this day, she believes talking about her experience could help others know they are not alone. She hopes to teach families how to spot the signs and be a good support system for their loved ones.

Ashane Davis

Ashane Davis

Cheney USA

Ashane is a mentor for behaviorally challenged and developmentally delayed youth and a full time student at Eastern Washington University. She was born on June 28th, 1996 in Seattle, Washington. She has a passion for working with children, dancing and singing. Her main goal is to inspire young ladies to do whatever their hearts desire and it starts with loving themselves. Ashane would like to thank her friends and family for all of their support.

Asia Tatum

Asia Tatum

Bremerton USA

On the Olympic College Track team, Asia has received four medals at the NWAC Track and Field Championships. She was also awarded 2017 Olympic College Women’s Track and Field MVP. Asia advocates youth participation in sports, as she has participated in sports since the age of four. Asia volunteers at local youth sporting events. During her free time, Asia makes wigs for her friends and family. She is working on having her own wig business!

Brenna Aguilar

Brenna Aguilar

North Seattle USA

Brenna is an avid traveler and health and fitness advocate. Currently she is working as a Recruiting Coordinator but has also taken on being the Social Media Director for her brothers online business. Brenna’s love for fitness also had her pursue her Personal Training Certificate where she now has her own personal training business and dreams of holding the title of Miss USA to help put an end to childhood obesity.

Brianna Sherman

Brianna Sherman

Greater Spokane USA

Brianna is a very strong person. Despite battling depression and anxiety, Brianna is a very caring and loving person. She treats everyone like people deserve to be treated. Her love for animals is amazing and all her friends and family call her the animal whisperer because animals love her so much. Brianna’s big dream is to become a model…she loves everything about modeling and loves the creativity that comes with it.

Brittani Roe

Brittani Roe

Pullman USA

A Boise, Idaho native, Brittani is now currently studying special needs education at Washington State University. Through her twelve years of competitive cheerleading, she discovered a love of coaching and found herself coaching a special needs cheer team at the age of 14, taking them all the way to nationals in Atlanta. She plans on bringing the Miss Amazing Pageant to Washington, as a legacy and awareness for those with disabilities.

Brooke Williams

Brooke Williams

Seattle Metropolitan USA

An advocate for women empowerment, living a healthy lifestyle, and sexual assault awareness, Brooke has spent the past 3 years inspiring women across the country to take action on their goals, struggles, and life overall! After going through numerous hardships during her teenage years and early adult life, she committed to continuous personal growth no matter what, and in late 2015, started her own online life coaching business where she has now helped over a hundred women reach their goals too!

Callan Moore

Callan Moore

Renton USA

Callan’s life turned upside down when a classmate “outted” her as gay. Now, she wants to advocate for other LGBTQ+ youth and share her story. Callan has studied at WWU and Bellevue College and was one of 25 dancers accepted into Cornish for 2017. Training in dance since she was 5, Callan now coach’s kids at Dance Arts and interns at Flow ballroom studios. She also loves writing for her blog, which has 1000+ views!

Chael Stenchever

Chael Stenchever

King County USA

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Chael graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Seattle Pacific University at 19. She developed a passion for customer service while working for the Seattle Mariners and the Disneyland Resort. At 26, she’s living her dream of serving and traveling the world as an flight attendant for a major airline. She is passionate about bringing joy to others, whether it’s in the sky or with the most delicate of lives, volunteering as a princess at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Elvira Makarevich

Elvira Makarevich

Downtown Bellevue USA

Elvira was born and raised in Soviet Union prior to immigrating to the US. She has started her practice earlier this year as a Financial Advisor with Thrivent Financial focusing on connecting faith and finances Of Russian and Persian heritage, she also values the importance of family, tradition, and relationships. Through volunteering and mentoring, Elvira hopes to inspire young women to recognize their purpose, potential and build confidence.

Evelyn Clark

Evelyn Clark

Wahkiakum County USA

As someone who enjoys helping others, Evelyn works as a paralegal for a law firm in downtown Bellevue. When she isn’t helping serve the justice system, you can find Evelyn commercial fishing in Alaska with her family where she is an owner of a set net operation. From experiencing low self-esteem at a young age, Evelyn takes pride in being a role model for kids and has volunteered for multiple mentoring programs.

Feddie Young

Feddie Young

Vancouver USA

Feddie is a dream chaser. Born and raised in Washington, at 17, Feddie decided to follow her heart and be the first in her family to attend a university. As a sociology major at Central Washington University she has realized her passion for people, getting involved in the community, and giving back. Feddie has volunteered with multiple organizations helping to paint houses in low-income communities, host karaoke nights at homeless shelters and care for orphaned horses.

Gabriella Dansereau

Gabriella Dansereau

Liberty Lake County

Gabby, 19, is a student studying criminal justice in Spokane hoping to graduate with a degree at Gonzaga University. Although Gabby quit her love of cheerleading, she continues to sharing her passion by coaching youth cheer. This will be her 5th consecutive year doing so. Gabby enjoys singing, dancing and is always eating snacks. She would like to thank her Mom & Dad and sponsors for making this dream a reality.

Holly Noyes

Holly Noyes

Greater Snohomish County USA

Holly is from Snohomish, Washington, born in 1996. Because of her mentor, who has been diagnosed with multiple issues and cancer linked to Lynch disease, she has grown a huge appreciation for the role of blood donation. Holly currently volunteers at Bloodworks NW to better understand the role blood has in everyday life. If she wins, she will use the notoriety gained to help grow the awareness of blood donation in everyday life.

Jaclyn Wernofsky

Jaclyn Wernofsky

South Hill USA

Jaclyn graduated from Boise State with a Bachelors in Theatre Arts. She was involved with Younglife and the special needs division. She also helped with theatre for the youth and Ferrucci Junior High’s special needs drama. She then jetted to LA to pursue film acting. She spent her days spreading magic at Disneyland as a character performer. Now she is spreading pixie dust teaching Drama at Ferrucci, as well as helping at her church.

Jacqueline Wade

Jacqueline Wade

Downtown Seattle USA

Jacqueline has created a name for herself. At 22, she is one of the youngest Production Managers for AEG Presents. In September, she celebrated her 10th anniversary with Bumbershoot Festival. When she is not managing shows, Jacqueline is completing her business management degree at Seattle University. Jacqueline is excited to represent as Miss Downtown Seattle 2017, as she strives to be a role model for young girls and boys through body positivity and self love.

Janae Gutow

Janae Gutow

Bothell USA

Janae is a woman of many talents. As a special needs nanny and ABA therapist she aspires to revolutionize the special needs community. She also strives to become a published author; inspiring women to embrace their authenticity, femininity and inner magic! Janae takes pride in adding a glamorous flair to everything she does. Janae would like to thank her sponsors: Beauty in the Blink, Just For You Salon and Alisha Page.

Jessica Hernandez

Jessica Hernandez

Mill Creek USA

Jessica is a 23 year old Project Manager at King County and doing her Master’s in Public Administration at Seattle University. She is a first generation college student, has been heavily involved in the community advocating for human rights. This summer she lost 25lbs preparing for her first nationally qualified bikini competition. She hopes to be an inspiration for others to follow their dreams as she’s already accomplished many of hers already.

Jessica Kilpatrick

Jessica Kilpatrick

Shoreline USA

Raised by grandparents and suffering from PTSD at a young age, Jessica was forced to grow up fast. With her big heart and free-spirit Jessica’s goal is to show others they are not alone. While working fulltime at Amazon, Jessica model coaches for a non-profit fashion organization, participates in monthly fashion shows and works on her own startup business. Jessica continuously seeks to be a voice and inspiration for women to make dreams a reality.

Joy Littleton

Joy Littleton

Spokan Valley USA

Joy is a senior at EWU studying communications. She is outgoing and driven and believes that life should always be lived to the fullest. She was born in Spokane, WA but has moved around quite a bit in her growing up years. She believes this has been of benefit to her because she adapts well to any circumstance. Joy firmly believes hard work and dedication is all it takes to make your dream come true.

Kasaundra Robertson

Kasaundra Robertson

Puyallup USA

Born to a struggling non-traditional Catholic family, Kasaundra learned perseverance, unconditional love, to embrace differences, and believe in herself. A very driven girl with many hobbies, she earned a mayoral award, national titles, and was President of DECA; all while active with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Since obtaining a BS in business, this proud woman-of-color is now a legal assistant and also models. She hopes to use this platform to inspire others to believe in themselves.

Katerina Bland

Katerina Bland

University District USA

Katerina is a junior at the University of Washington. She is studying communication and real estate, and intends to go into a related field after graduation. She was born in North Carolina, but grew up on the west coast. She is her campuses current PINK Representative, and is passionate connecting and interacting with others. She enjoys modeling in her spare time, and works as a wedding planner and a server in an upper end restaurant.

Kelsey Pesola

Kelsey Pesola

Olympic Peninsula USA

Kelsey, has always been driven by a desire to make a big impact in her community. As an NFL cheerleader for the past 7 years, she’s taken advantage of every opportunity to spread joy and positivity to those around her. A passion for healthy living, propelled her to become a personal trainer and co-founder of Kinetics Fitness Brand. Regardless of her platform, she will continue to bring health, vitality and longevity to those who cross her path.

Kayzin Holt

Kayzin Holt

Richland USA

As a first generation college student, Kayzin graduated from Columbia Basin College with her Associate’s degree, debt free. Currently she is working towards her Bachelor’s in Education in hopes to one day work with students who have learning disabilities. For Kayzin, this passion stemmed from growing up with a sister with learning and mental disabilities. Kayzin combines her love of helping others and sports as a volunteer youth basketball coach in her hometown.

Kristen Woodley

Kristen Woodley

Vashon Island USA

Kristen is currently a student at Western Washington University, working toward a degree in Healthcare Professions. Having struggled with bipolar disorder in her teen years, Kristen is an active member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) both on and off campus. She hopes to be able to use her Miss WA USA platform to promote the #EndTheStigma campaign, and to help normalize of mental illness and end dangerous stigma that surround it.

Kristina Kelly

Kristina Kelly

Woodinville USA

Kristina is Washington born and raised and has lived in her Woodinville home the past 13 years. Graduating from Woodinville High School in 2016, Kristina now attends Cascadia College in Bothell. Kristina learned the meaning of hard work growing up riding and working with horses at various equestrian facilities. She continues to pursue her passion with horses as well going after new pursuits like pageantry. The Miss Washington USA will be Kristina’s first pageant.

 

Madeline Irwin

Madeline Irwin

Port Angeles USA

Madeline Irwin is a 21 year old college student enrolled in the psychology program at Washington State University, Vancouver WA. Madeline was born with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita. As a result, Madeline is not able to straighten her arms or hands. For this reason, she is passionate about educating society about living with a physical disability. She hopes to one day work with others to accept themselves no matter their shape or size.

 

Mandy Schendel

Mandy Schendel

Newcastle USA

With a Master’s degree in Business Management and Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership, Mandy is passionate about philanthropy. Having started a now nationwide non-profit company at the age of 11, today she serves as a corporate keynote speaker. Mandy previously worked for the NFL Players Association and produced the NFL’s Superbowl 50 VIP party. As a published author, she reveals heartfelt stories of her Disney performer days, and provides the steps necessary to accomplish one’s dreams.

 

Megan Swanger

Megan Swanger

Downtown Kirkland USA

Currently attending Washington State University, Megan is studying environmental science and marine biology. Megan spends her time volunteering with PATH, an organization providing horse riding lessons to those with special needs as well as the Special Olympics. Growing up, Megan lived in Australia and Belgium, helping her to gain a much broader perspective of the world. She is passionate about giving back to her community, family, photography, and her education.

 

Melissa Perincheril

Melissa Perincheril

Maple Valley USA

Melissa works in Business Development for Amazon Web Services. A former KIRO 7 News web contributor, Melissa’s passion for storytelling also led to memberships in SAG-AFTRA and Turner Network Television-Cast Iron Studios’ Talent Diversity Initiative. She’s starred in T-Mobile and Delta Airlines commercials. A University of Washington Communications graduate, Melissa coaches “We the People” program students – encouraging youth to be active citizens. She enjoys writing screenplays, traveling, and sharing her adventures on social media.

 

Nella Kwan

Nella Kwan

University of Washington USA

Born and raised in the beautiful city of Seattle, Nella is one proud Seattleite. When she’s not busy being a Husky at the University of Washington, she can be found exploring different parts of the world and finding ways to make a positive impact on others wherever her adventures take her. She thanks her lucky stars for all the love and support she’s received and she hopes to continue paying it all forward.

 

Nicole Young

Nicole Young

West Bellevue USA

Having lived abroad in England to study. An opportunity to join a dance team that toured across the UK speaking to youth about self image, confidence and believing in themselves. This opportunity helped Nicole foster her ambition to start a non-profit called “you matter”. To remind people you have a purpose and make an impact in this world. Thanks to her sponsors Sea dental, Patent Office of R. Alan Burnett, friends and family

 

Shine Lingenbrink

Shine Lingenbrink

Rainier USA

Shine is currently a full time student at Seattle University, she will be graduating in June of 2018 with a Psychology major and Criminal Justice minor. Shine has an ever-growing passion for helping others and increasing positivity within those around her. She spends most of her down time filming YouTube videos with her sister, promoting self-confidence, reviewing products, and making people laugh.

 

SirRenahdi Battle

SirRenahdi Battle

Downtown Tacoma USA

SirRenahdi (Serenidy) AKA Sweets, is a very strong, outgoing, determined person, that cares a lot about those around her. She grew up doing/playing things like piano, saxophone, singing, basketball (18.5yrs), lacrosse, volleyball and track. She’s currently a full-time caregiver and student pursuing medicine, in the hopes of becoming a Pediatrician. SirRenahdi wants to show young ladies like herself to branch out of their norms, to take chances and try new things.

 

Stormy Keffeler

Stormy Keffeler

Sky Valley USA

With a background as a collegiate softball player and former professional football player, it is Stormy’s goal to become a sideline commentator for the NFL. As she waits for this opportunity, Stormy is busy studying to become a firefighter/EMT at Everett Community College while also working for Starwood/Marriott Hotel. She is a co-producer for an upcoming documentary and in her spare time, she and her family work on benefiting young athletes in low income families called – Play On Sports.

 

Whitney Mitchell

Whitney Mitchell

Greenwood USA

As a Midwest native, Whitney is now proud to call Washington home. As a student at Eastern Washington University, she became passionate about mentorship and professional development through her participation in student government, research conferences, and helping other first generation students transition into college life. Whitney now works professionally as an account planner, and is on track to her dream job as an Advertising Sales Account Executive. Whitney loves volunteering, ballet, and English bulldogs.