Kelsey Weier Crowned Miss Iowa USA 2017
Kelsey Weier of West Des Moines was crowned as Miss Iowa USA 2017 on October 16, 2016. She succeeds Alissa Morrison and will now represent Iowa in the upcoming edition of Miss USA, wherein Deshauna Barber of District of Columbia will crown her successor.
During the coronation gala, Carley Arnold of Chariton was crowned as Miss Iowa Teen USA 2017. She will represent Iowa at Miss Teen USA 2017, whereby Karlie Hay of Texas will crown her successor.
While Iowa has not been greatly successful in the past four decades, they were one of the most consistent states in the first decade of the pageant’s existence. The second Miss USA to win the Miss Universe Crown was Carol Morris of Iowa in 1956. She is the only Miss USA and Miss Universe Iowa ever had.