The first state to crown new titleholders this weekend will be Georgia, with the Miss Georgia Teen USA finals at 3pm EST on Saturday and Miss Georgia USA finals at 8pm.
Contestant photos can be found here. The number of contestants in each division is on the low end of normal for Georgia.
The new titleholders have big heels to fill as the outgoing titleholders Marianny Egurrola and Savannah Miles both made the top 10 at Miss USA and Miss Teen USA this year!
As with Colorado a few weeks ago, the Georgia pageant has attracted a number of contestants who have previously competed in other states. Most notable are two former Teen USA titleholders, Miss Alabama Teen USA 2013 Lorin Holcombe (who was 3RU at Miss Alabama USA last year) and Miss New Hampshire Teen USA 2014 Mikaela Seamans who will be competing in her first Miss pageant; and Miss District of Columbia 2016 Cierra Jackson.
Returning runners-up from last year are first runner-up Safia Moussa, third runner-up Gianna Zitello and fourth runner-up Katerina Rozmajzl. Katerina was also third runner-up at Miss GA Teen USA 2016; Arianna Blaize, fourth runner-up that year, is also returning and will be competing in her first Miss pageant.
Other past runners-up from other states are Victoria Brown, fourth runner-up at Miss Indiana USA 2017 and Sarah Joyner, third runner-up at Miss New Mexico USA 2017.
Returning contestants from the 2018 top 15 Autumn Adams, Lena Hardy, Alix Troupe, Shanria Price, and four-time semi-finalist Brittany Deaville. Other returning Teen semi-finalists competing in Miss this year are Olivia Wamack, and McCall Allen.
The last couple of contestants from other states are seven-time contestant Rachel Stacy who has competed in Florida, Virginia and Tennessee, and another former Florida contestant Emily McLeod.
Returning semi-finalists are Kiley Love, Meredith Proctor, Isabelle Bloedorn and Ansley Taubert.
Erin Hughes • Acworth
Rachel Stacy • Alpahretta (SF TN USA 18, SF VA USA 17, NF TN USA 16, NF FL USA 15, SF VA USA 14, SF 13)
McKenna Fletcher • Antique Capital
Samantha Miller • Athens
Paradise Rodriguez • Atlanta
Olivia Wamack • Augusta (SF GA TUSA 15, SF 14)
Brittany Deaville • Bartow Co (SF 18, SF 17, SF 16, SF 15)
Autumn Adams • Brookhaven (SF 18, NF 17, SF GA TUSA 09)
Elizabeth Buckalew • Brookwood
Lorin Holcombe • Buckhead (3RU AL USA 18, Miss AL Teen USA 13)
Sarah Joyner • Chatham Co (3RU NM USA 17, NF TX USA 16, NF 15)
Grace Hendry • Chattahoochee
Chelsea Fleetwood • Cherokee Rose (NF 18)
Cierra Jackson • City of Atlanta (Miss DC 16)
Safia Moussa • Cobb Co (1RU 18, SF 17)
Mikaela Seamans • Columbus (Miss NH Teen USA 14, 3RU 13, NF 12)
Lena Hardy • Douglas Co (SF 18, NF 17, NF GA TUSA 09)
Victoria Brown • East Atlanta (4RU IN USA 17)
Haley Williams • Franklin Co
Katerina Rozmajzl • Fulton Co (4RU 18, 3RU GA TUSA 16, SF 15, NF 14)
Taylor Dudley • GA Magnolia
Shiobhan Fraser • GA North (NF 17)
Christian Polizzi • GA Peach
Bailey Bercik • Gwinnett (NF 18)
Ariana Blaize • Gwinnett Co (4RU GA TUSA 16, NF 15)
Courtney Nichols • Heart Of Atlanta
Larenza Elbert • Heart Of Fulton Co
Candace Whitfield • Heart Of The City
Jasmine Cox • Historic Savannah (NF GA TUSA 17, NF 16)
Gianna Zitello • Hoschton (3RU 18, SF 17)
Oneisha Fate • Liberty Co
Ayanna Lacy • Lithonia
Alix Troupe • Mid South (SF 18, SF 17, SF GA TUSA 15)
British Calloway • Midtown (NF 17)
Gabrielle Booth • North Atlanta
Alexis Yearwood • Northeast GA
McCall Allen • Northwest GA (SF GA TUSA 16)
London Summers • Peach State
Morgan Georgia • Peachtree City
Desorae Davis • Savannah
Daizha Johnson • Southern Hospitality
Brenda Lopez • Southern Peach
Alisha Jordan • Spalding Co (NF 18)
Emily McLeod • Statesboro (NF FL USA 18, SF FL TUSA 12, SF 11)
Shanria Price • Stone Mountain (SF 18, SF 17)
Alexus Howard • Thomaston
Ambriya Neal • West Atlanta (NF NC USA 13)
MISS GEORGIA USA CONTESTANTS (45)
Macey Dycus • Acworth
Chandler Sapp • Appling Co.
Lily Shaffer • Atlanta
Olivia Adams • Bartow Co.
Summer May • Brunswick
Christell Foote • Buckhead (3RU TN TUSA 18)
Baylee Cleveland • Classic City
Gabrielle Endres • Cobb Co.
Taylor Nicastro • Columbia Co.
Alexus Thitapanh • Covington
Sophia Sasso • East Cobb (3RU 18)
Kiley Love • East GA (SF 18)
Samantha Bilodeau • Forsyth
Raven Moore • Fulton (NF 18)
Myla Hadley • Fulton Co.
Meredith Proctor • GA North (SF 18)
Elena Parra • GA Peach
Sydney Dorsey • GA South
Delaney Musgrave • Gwinnett
Ansley Dykes • Harper Hill
Madison Watson • Heart of GA
Hannah Wilkins • Helen
Gabriela Norwood • Henry Co.
Amelia Clayborn • Historic Buford
Ciara Bryant • Houston Co.
Aliyah Salame • Metro Atlanta
Ashlin Meadows • Mid-South
Haley Cashwell • Morgan Co.
Nicole Salas • Norcross
Marley Seymour • North Fulton Co. (NF 18)
Isabella Bloedorn • North Paulding (SF 18)
Raegan Drane • Northeast GA
Madeline Bates • Northwest GA
Sanaa George • Paulding Co.
Bree Hasty • Peach State
Ansley Taubert • Peachtree City (SF 18, SF 17)
Elizabeth Greenberg • Peachtree City South
Hannah-Fay Cordell • Rabun Co.
Katherine Teran • Roswell
Alayna Tobo • Sandy Springs
Charelle Hendrix • Savannah
Mariah Davis Wilson • Southern Peach
Jadah Henry • Suwanee
Rylee Wright • Telfair Co.
Addison Garman • Woodstock