Bethany Trahan Crowned Miss Louisiana USA 2017
Bethany Trahan of Calcasieu Parish was crowned as Miss Louisiana USA 2017 on October 8, 2016. She succeeds Maaliyah Papillion and will now wear the sash of Louisiana 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, Hailey Crausby of Northshore was crowned as Miss Louisiana Teen USA 2017. She will represent Michigan at Miss Teen USA 2017, whereby Karlie Hay of Texas will crown her successor.
Louisiana is one of the most successful states at Miss USA and is one of only seven states to have three or more Miss USA winners (in 1958, 1961, and 1996) under the representation of Eurlyne Howell (1958), Sharon Brown (1961) and Ali Landry (1996).