Miss Washington USA®&
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2018 Miss Washington USA Contestants:

Madeline Irwin - Port Angeles USA
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 - Newcastle USA
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 - Downtown Kirkland USA
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 - Maple Valley USA
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 - University of Washington USA
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 - West Bellevue USA
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 - Rainier USA
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 - Downtown Tacoma USA
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.

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