However the quality of competition is high, all the runners-up are returning, and there are two former Teen titleholders in the competition: Miss IN Teen USA 2008 Morgan Abel, who was 2RU last year and also made the top five in 2012 and 2013, and Miss IN Teen USA 2013 Darrian Arch who is competing in Miss for the first time. In addition to Morgan the other returning runners-up are Alexis Ginn (1RU 2015, 2RU 2014), five-time runner-up Destiny Dever who is having her last shot at the title, and Brittany Winchester who competed for the first time last year.
In the Teen competition there are also three runners-up back, although i'm disappointed not to also see last year's first runner-up Alexandra Dallas (maybe we'll see her back for Miss soon?). The returning RUs are Anna Garry (2RU), Molly Gilles (3RU) and Lauren Boswell (4RU).
Miss Indiana USA & Teen USA Titleholder History | Indiana state pageant results
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Morgan Abel (2RU 15, SF 14, 1RU 13, 2RU 12, Miss IN Teen USA 2008, 1RU IN TUSA 07)
Darrian Arch (Miss IN Teen USA 2013)
Autumn Cole (SF 15)
Destiny Dever (3RU 15, 1RU 14, 3RU 13, SF KY USA 12, 4RU KY USA 11, 3RU KY USA 10)
Alexis Ginn (1RU 15, 2RU 14)
Emily Heller (NF IN TUSA 15)
Hanna Poitras (NF 15)
Brittany Winchester (4RU 15)
MISS INDIANA USA 2016 (14)
Lauren Boswell (4RU 15)
Anna Mariah Garry (2RU 15)
Molly Gilles (3RU 15)
Lutisha Gregory (NF 15)
Holyn Huizinga (SF 15, SF 14)
Bailey Perez (NF 15)
Kennedy Starcevich (NF 15)