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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 SEMIFINALIST 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!

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 as Semi-Finalists. 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 Minnesota USA 2024 Contestants


Muna A.
Minnesota City
I am beyond grateful for all the love and support I have received throughout my journey. I would like to thank my mother and sisters for always cheering me on and taking on the pageantry world as their own. I could not have done this without my amazing pageant coach Faith Schway. Thank you for believing in me while instilling the important values of what pageantry is all about. This journey took a village and I am so thankful for everyone who continues to root for me.

Mienique A.
First I wanna give thanks to my Lord and savior Jesus Christ , for making this happen for me . I wanna say thank you to my family/friends and supporters all over the world . You guys are amazing and I love each and every last one of you . Thank you to all my coworkers/ families @SonShine for motivating me , believing in me and pushing me through it . Thank you for every one who believed in me and did not let me give up . I stand by the scripture Psalm 46:5 God is with her ,she will not fail . God bless you all

Alexis B.
To everyone who has supported me throughout this journey, thank you from the bottom of my heart. To my parents, thank you for being all in on this journey with me. Mom, you made me the woman I am today and I aspire to be like you. Dad, thank you for always being my number one fan. Cheri, thank you for making my first pageant an unforgettable experience. I have learned so much from you this past year. Adam, thank you for helping me look and feel like my best self. Brittany Link and Lizbeth, thank you for the beautiful photos and looks. Sarah Moses, thank you for finding me dresses that make me feel like a princess. Gasper, thank you for designing the gown of my dreams and for making me feel and look beautiful during pageant weekend!

Brooke C.
Hennepin County
Where do I even begin? It truly takes a village, and I am so lucky to have mine. To my mom, dad, sisters, and grandparents—thank you for never giving up on me and my dreams. Julie Brown, GM of Lifetime St. Louis Park, thank you for providing space for practice and preparation. Cheri Kennedy, your guidance, pep talks, and hours of preparation are invaluable. Sarah Moses, Melissa Paakh, and Adam Spiker, thank you for helping me get stage-ready. To my colleagues at Zywave, thank you for encouraging me to chase my dreams. And to my sweet dogs, Gloria and Tili, your unconditional love means the world to me.

Ali E.
Thank you for everyone who supported me through this journey I'm so Thankful and blessed for this opportunity!

Gabrielle E.
I would like to thank Dr. Michael McCue from Neurosurgical Associates for not only sponsoring me for this amazing opportunity, but most importantly saving my life. I don't know how to put into words how much you've done for my family and I, without you I wouldn't be here. Thank you for the life you've given me. I also want to thank my family and friends. They are everything to me. Thank you for your support and love.

Dana G.
Twin Cities
An overwhelming thank you to my incredible family and friends who made this journey possible. A special thank you to my husband, Casey, who endured the hours of rehearsing and countless outfits. Thank you to my sponsors Clinic Ellena Aesthetics + Wellness, Weddings by Tess Alterations, Kayleen at Anthem Hair Co (IG: @kaytothebeauty @anthemhairco), Toby Ryberg Photography (IG: @toby.ryberg), and Erinn Nicole Tattoo (IG: @erinncreates), all of whom have also chosen to believe in me throughout this experience. With love, Dana.

Brie H.
Grand Rapids
I am forever grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of the Miss Minnesota pageant as provided by Laylah Rose. The local Minneapolis support comes from the communities that I am a part of - I couldn't be here without you! A huge shoutout goes to Sam's Auto Salvage Yard for not only contributing to sponsor me for the Miss Minnesota pageant, but also as a means of collecting reliable parts that I might need to fix my Jeep.

Megan H.
Thank you for this opportunity, I hope that I can show every little girl that if I can do it , they can too!

Abbigail J.
I want to thank my family for helping me through the journey to get here, Maddie and my Aunt Shannon for being so kind as to help with my registration fees, and my sister Annalyse for being the best 'Manager' I could ask for.

Maha J.
Thankyou to everyone who lifted me and supported me in this journey. Thankyou for your incredible love and support.

Kaylee L.
First, I would like to Thank my Organ Donor Zane and his family for the gift of life. I would also like to thank the Miss MN Pageant and Future productions for allowing this great opportunity, a chance for me to put myself out into the world to spread awareness and stand tall on my platform. My family and Friends have been huge supporters both with donations and their time. Next, I had some wonderful Brainerd Lakes small businesses who sponsored. (TCS Construction) (O.C.D Cleaning) (Hy-Tec Construction) and last but not least My Church Community at (Heritage). For I know the plans I have for you, declares the lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.( Jeremiah 29:11 ) Thank you!

Alyanna M.
Firstly, I'd like to thank everyone who's gotten me here today, such as my family, friends, boyfriend, and teachers. I wouldn't have gotten the confidence to do this without you guys. Secondly, I'd like to personally thank my mom. You are the person I look up to the most for everything and have given me the knowledge to be where I am today. You've taught me valuable lessons that I've carried with me everywhere. You've taught me how to be confident with myself and everything I do. I love you.

Ally M.
Thank you to my husband, family, and friends for the constant love and support throughout this journey! I love you and I could not be here today without you all. Thank you to the Miss USA State Pageants for this incredible opportunity. Thank you to the state of Minnesota, for being such a wonderful place to grow up and live in!

Bahja M.
Thank you to my family, friends and community for the endless support throughout my journey! As my motto goes, we go faster alone but we go further together and I couldn't have gotten here without you. Thank you x

Marissa M.
Albert Lea
Miss Minnesota USA is no longer a dream, but a reality on account of my own hard work as well as the support from my friends, family, and my many sponsors. Thank you to my dad, for embodying hard work and a “no-quit” mentality which has always inspired me. Thank you to my friends for their unconditional support and understanding even with the wildest ideas I pursue. Finally, thank you to all my Miss Minnesota USA sponsors. You have all been so incredibly gracious, and I am so honored to have such a wonderful and local support system in Minnesota.

Esmeralda M.
Le Center
Hello, I would like the thank my family for endlessly supporting me in anything I decide to take on. To my Marine brothers and sisters for supporting me in a new aspect of my life with a whole new set of challenges, thank you for helping me get through this new lifestyle. Finally, I'd like to thank my significant other for fully and whole heartedly walking by me through every idea, 4am wake up call, speed bump, and helping me through this transitional emotional rollercoaster. I thank you for always having a hand out for me to reach, I couldn’t do it without you. Thank you to my girls who helped me get through this journey. You are all very appreciated. Thank you!

Cecilia P.
Saint Paul
I would first like to say thank you, to my fantastic sponsor Plotting Pixels! He is a photographer local to Wisconsin who has a expertise in Editorial and Creative photoshoots. My biggest supporters have been my partner and my mother. They have pushed me to achieve my dream of becoming Miss Minnesota for over a year now. Especially my partner who was my test interviewer every single day for about 30 minutes a day. They have both made tremendous sacrifices in order to help me get ready for this special moment to be here today. I wouldn't be here without them.

Cara R.
Thank you to my family and friends for all of your love and support. Giselle Boone, for your guidance, mentorship, training and knowledge. You push me everyday to be the best version of myself, and for that I am endlessly grateful. I am also grateful for Future Productions and staff for their hard work in making this weekend happen. Thank you Dhey Galaviz for creating my stunning gown. Hair by Theresa, I appreciate your talents and making me feel beautiful! Carlos Velez and Ali Lee, thank you for capturing my headshot. Nothing would be possible without all of you!

Megan R.
Prior Lake
This weekend would not have been possible without all of the support from my family and friends. I’d especially like to thank Cheri Kennedy, Gina Mellish, Angelica Alberti, Jessie Palumbo, Adam Spiker, Sarah Moses, and Gaspar Cruz for all being there for me in every step of the way. I also want to thank Nancy Anderberg from Regenlife AntiAging Spa'tique & MedSpa for encouraging me to look my best. You all showed so much love, care, and support as you helped to guide me through this process. Lastly, I would like to thank my beautiful mom for always sticking by my side and encouraging me to be my confident and true self. Thank you!

Anissa R.
Sherburne Cty
I would not be where I am without the love and support from my family, boyfriend, and friends. Their help and support made the process leading up to this weekend so fun and I am beyond grateful for them all and for always showing up for me. A big thank you to my sponsors- Jeannie Tribe Photography and Versatile Vehicles, who also played a role in making this all possible. Also to FP for giving me the opportunity to be on this stage and setting up an amazing show. Lastly, the biggest thank you to God for all the blessings and love I have in this life because of His grace. "Blessed is she who believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her." - Luke 1:45

Mandy S.
Thank you to my friends and family for your unwavering love and support.

Brianna S.
Dear Friends and Family, I am filled with gratitude for the support you have shown me on this journey. Mom, your belief in me has fueled my determination every step of the way. A special thank you to Cheri Kennedy for her invaluable guidance. Your wisdom has been instrumental in shaping my path. I appreciate Baxter International and Mold Designs & Plastics for their generous support and opportunities that have helped me grow and succeed. And to my sweet puppy Beau, thank you for your unconditional love.

Rachel S.
I am incredibly thankful and grateful to my friends, family and incredible coach, Faith Schway. Thank you for providing me with the support, guidance, and encouragement to pursue Miss Minnesota USA. A special thank you to Farmers Insurance - Matthew Lockrem Agency for your generous sponsorship. Your investment in my dreams has allowed me to pursue my passion with greater focus! I am blessed to have you all by my side.

Dani T.
Long Lake
I am deeply grateful for the support of all my sponsors, whose belief in my journey has been an anchor in my pursuit of excellence. Vanguard Clinic, Matrix Home Health, Solbakken Home Health, and Becky's Place, your sponsorship has provided vital resources and enables me to elevate my platform of mental health awareness, a cause close to my heart. To my dear friends, family, and supporters, your belief in my dreams has been my greatest source of strength. There were moments when doubt crept in, but your support and encouragement propelled me forward. I am profoundly grateful for each of you and the love you've showered upon me. I thank each and every one of you for being the driving force behind my journey to the Miss Minnesota USA stage.

Jasmine T.
Thank you to Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church and it's members. Along with friends and family. I am truly grateful for your unwavering support. My heart is full with love and gradtitude. With warm regards, Jasmine Toliver

Jamila T.
Lake Nokomis
I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all my sponsors and supporters. Your unwavering belief in me and your generous contributions have been instrumental in my journey. Thank you for empowering me to pursue my passions and make a meaningful impact in our community. Your support means the world to me.

Beloved V.
Minnehaha Falls
I would like to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude to my sponsors, for their support and belief in me. Without their generosity and encouragement, I would not have had the opportunity to participate in this incredible experience. Their contributions has made a significant impact on my journey, and I am forever grateful for their kindness and investment in my future. Thank you again for your unwavering support and guidance throughout this process. I am honored to have you as my sponsor and look forward to making you proud.

Shelbi V.
Thank you to my mother, father, and my auntie for supporting me and encouraging me to follow through with my dreams.

Katie W.
I would love to thank my family - my parents, my siblings, my in laws and my nieces and nephew for their continued support. I'd also like to thank my amazing friends and coworkers who have become a second family to me. They continue to lift me up everyday and I am so grateful for that. Lastly I'd like to thank my long term boyfriend. He supports me, and encourages me to be the best version of myself. He hypes me up to do the things I want to do. And he always believes in me. He is truly a rock in my life.