Katerina was the most experienced contestant to win this weekend. She was fourth runner-up last year, third runner-up in Teen in 2016, a semi-finalist in 2015 and a non-finalist in 2014. There are some great photos of her transformation from a Teen to a Miss contestant on her profile. Katerina is a model and has over 500k followers on her instagram!
Isabella (prounounced "Eesa-bella" with a soft S sound) was a semi-finalist in last year's pageant and again her transformation in just a year is absolutely stunning. Love seeing a girl who knows she wants the crown & goes all out for it :)
I am obsessed with both winners' gowns... anyone else?
Among the semi-finalists this year were Miss District of Columbia 2016 Cierra Jackson, last year's first runner-up Safia Moussa, past Miss and Teen semi-finalists Autumn Adams, McCall Allen, Lena Hardy, Alix Troupe (also a Teen semi-finalist in 2015!), and 2018 non-finalist Shiobhan Fraser. Rachel Stacy finished out her pageant career with a semi-finalist placement in Georgia to add to her SF finish in Tennessee last year and Virginia in 2013, 2014 and 2017. She has competed eight times. The first-time contestants in the top sixteen were McKenna Fletcher, Erin Hughes and Daizha Johnson.
Paradise Rodriguez won Miss Congeniality and Haley Williams was Miss Photogenic.
In Teen, first runner-up went to Christell Foote, who coincidentally had the same local title as Lorin in the miss division, both represented Buckhead. Christell was competing in Georgia for the first time but was third runner-up at Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2018. Second runner-up was Meredith Proctor who was a 2018 semi-finalist. Newcomer Myla Hadley was third runner-up and fourth runner-up went to Sophia Sasso who was 3RU last year.
The top 16 included past semi-finalists Ansley Taubert and Kiley Love and newcomers Sydney Dorsey, Ansley Dykes, Addison Garman, Elizabeth Greenberg, Ashlin Meadows, Delaney Musgrave, Gabriela Norwood, Chandler Sapp and Rylee Wright.
Hannah-Fay Cordell won the Congeniality award and Photogenic went to Summer May.
See also: Miss Georgia USA & Teen USA state pageant results | Miss Georgia USA & Teen USA titleholder history
1RU: Lorin Holcombe (3RU AL USA 18, AL TUSA 13)
2RU: Gianna Zitello (3RU 18, SF 17)
3RU: Olivia Wamack (SF GA TUSA 15, SF 14)
4RU: Courtney Nichols
Autumn Adams (SF 18, NF 17, SF GA TUSA 09)
McCall Allen (SF GA TUSA 16)
Shiobhan Fraser (NF 17)
Lena Hardy (SF 18, NF 17, NF GA TUSA 09)
Cierra Jackson (Miss DC 16)
Safia Moussa (1RU 18, SF 17)
Alix Troupe (SF 18, SF 17, SF GA TUSA 15)
Rachel Stacy (SF TN USA 18, SF VA USA 17, NF TN USA 16, NF FL USA 15, SF VA USA 14, SF 13)
Congeniality: Paradise Rodriguez
Photogenic: Haley Williams
1RU: Christell Foote (3RU TN TUSA 18)
2RU: Meredith Proctor (SF 18)
3RU: Myla Hadley
4RU: Sophia Sasso (3RU 18)
Kiley Love (SF 18)
Ansley Taubert (SF 18, SF 17)
Congeniality: Hannah-Fay Cordell
Photogenic: Summer May