Katie Coble Crowned Miss North Carolina USA 2017
Katie Coble was crowned as Miss North Carolina USA 2017 on October 19, 2016. She succeeds Devin Gant and will now represent North Carolina in the coming edition of Miss USA 2017, wherein Deshauna Barber of District of Columbia will pass on her crown to her successor.
In 2005, Miss North Carolina USA Chelsea Cooley won the Miss USA crown and placed in the top 10 at Miss Universe. Cooley is the first former Miss North Carolina Teen USA to win the Miss title, although not the first to have competed at Miss Teen USA. The second Miss North Carolina Teen USA to win the Miss title was Erin O’Kelley in 2007. She went on to place in the top 15 at Miss USA 2007.
Similar to the Miss Utah USA titleholders, both Cooley and Kelley placed at Miss USA, eclipsing their teen performances. In 2009, Kristen Dalton became the second woman from North Carolina to be crowned Miss USA.