Skylar Witte Crowned Miss Wisconsin USA 2017
Skylar Witte was crowned as Miss Wisconsin USA 2017 on September 12, 2016 at the Fond du Lac Performing Arts Center in Fond du Lac. Skylar Witte succeeds Miss Wisconsin USA 2016, Katherine Patrice Redeker and will now represent her state Wisconsin, in the coming edition of Miss USA 2017, wherein Deshauna Barber of District of Columbia will pass on her crown to her successor.
During the same event, Abby Bryson of Brookfield was crowned as Miss Wisconsin Teen USA 2017. She will represent Wisconsin at Miss Teen USA 2017, whereby Karlie Hay of Texas will crown her successor.
Wisconsin is one of the least successful states in the Miss USA system with only seven placements in over sixty years. The state’s highest placing was Mary Cook earning 2nd runner-up position in 1974, and they had no placements from 1979 until 2007, when Caitlin Morrall made the Top 15. Bishara Abdirasheed Dorre is the last placement from state at Miss USA in 2014, wherein she made to Top 10 semi-finalist.