Despite the smaller numbers, the Miss division is super strong this year. First runner-up Kara McCullough is back, as is third runner-up & former Miss DC Teen USA 2012 Sierra Hadley - just the third 2012 Teen to compete thus far this year. Also competing is two-time DC Teen runner-up Maura Deegan, competing in Miss for the first time. As is common with DC, the contestant list contains many who have competed in other states, particularly Virginia & Maryland. 2014 Virginia runner-up Kiara Williams is competing in DC for the first time, as is past SC Teen runner-up & Miss semi-finalist Courtney Ballenger.
None of the four Teen contestants have competed previously.