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.
Courtney Ballenger (T10 SC USA 14, T15 13, NF 12, NF 11, 4RU SC TUSA 10)
DeShauna Barber (SF 15, SF VA USA 10)
Alexis Becton (NF MD USA 13)
Maura Deegan (1RU DC TUSA 14, 3RU 13, NF MD TUSA 12, NF MD TUSA 10)
Sierra Hadley (3RU 15, Miss DC Teen USA 2012)
Kiara Imani (Williams) (NF VA USA 15, 4RU 14)
Alysha Marie Lawrence
Kara McCullough (1RU 15)
Colby Muhammad (NF 13)
Shannon Scott (NF MD USA 15, NF DC USA 14)
Porcha Taylor (NF NC USA 14)
Courtney Williams (NF MD USA 14)
TEEN CONTESTANTS (4)