Perhaps the most exciting & anticipated return is that of Andrea Neu, who was first runner-up THREE times in a row from 2011 to 2013. In the years since she has competed at Miss International where she was a semi-finalist and Miss Earth, where she placed 1st runner-up ("Miss Earth Air"). I'm so excited to see Andrea back!
Also competing after a number of years off is former Texas competitor Kathryn Dunn, who was a non-finalist in 2013 & 2014, a semi-finalist in 2012 and fourth runner-up in 2011. At the other end of the spectrum Miss Colorado Teen USA Taylor Kelly is competing in her very first year of Miss eligibility, and last year's Teen 2RU Bre L'Estrange and 2014 & 2015 Teen 2RU Molly Cowden are competing in their first Miss pageant.
Returning runners-up are Sabrina Janssen (4RU 2015 & 2016) and Leanna Jenkins (3RU 2016 & 1RU 2015).