Kristen Leyva Wins Miss New Mexico USA 2018
Kristen Leyva was crowned as Miss New Mexico USA 2018 on January 28, 2018. She succeeds Ashley Mora as the new Miss New Mexico USA. She will now represent New Mexico at Miss USA 2018, wherein Kára McCullough of the District of Columbia will crown her successor as new Miss USA, who will then represent the United States of America at Miss Universe 2018.
During the same event, Madison Turner was crowned as Miss New Mexico Teen USA. She will now represent her state at Miss Teen USA 2018.
New Mexico has won only one Miss USA crown under the representation of Mai Shanley in 1984. The state last placed at Miss USA in 2011 when Brittany Toll was adjudged as a Top 16 semi-finalist. New Mexico is not much successful at Miss USA pageant and has placed only 17 times in the semi-finals as of 2017.
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