The second pageant this weekend is Miss Iowa USA & Teen USA 2019 with prelims on Saturday at 8pm and finals on Sunday at 4pm, both webcast here.
Iowa has actually had a decent bump in their contestant numbers which is positive to see amid so much doom & gloom. There are 24 Miss contestants - up from only 13 last year and similar to their numbers from 2016 & 2017, and 36 Teens, which is basically the same as the past two years. Go Iowa! Last year all 13 contestants re-competed as semi-finalists but they should be able to call at least a top 10 this year.
In Miss, Miss Iowa Teen USA 2013 Morgan Kofoid is taking her third tilt at the title, after competing last year and placing 2nd runner-up in 2017. From last year's top five third runner-up Ashley Hoff and fourth runner-up Jordan Foster are both back, both have also been semi-finalists previously. Brooke Stahlberg, a semi-finalist in 2017 & fourth runner-up in 2016 is competing again after missing last year's pageant. Two past Teen runners-up, Baylee Drezek and Jarika Eisentrager are competing in Miss for the first time.
Martina Hoogland is a four-time Miss & Teen semi-finalist, Cassandra Berger & Randi Estabrook were semi-finalist slast year, Veronica Greene in 2017 and Alicia Ney in 2016. Taylor Cassady has moved to Iowa after being a three-time non-finalist in California.
There are two contestants who have crossed over from Miss Iowa (MAO) as well: in the 2018 pageant Maggie Gehlsen was first runner-up and Emmy Cuvelier second runner-up, and in 2017 the roles were reversed, Emmy was first runner-up and Maggie was second runner-up!
Zeinab Asghari (NF 15, NF 14)
Laetitia Ausborn (NF IA TUSA 17)
Cassandra Berger (SF 18)
Taylor Cassady (NF CA USA 17, NF CA TUSA 14, NF 13)
Baylee Drezek (2RU IA TUSA 16, 4RU 15)
Jarika Eisenberger (3RU IA TUSA 17, SF 16, SF 15, SF 14)
Randi Estabrook (SF 18)
Jordan Foster (4RU 18, SF 15, SF 14)
Taylor Grapp (NF 15, NF 14)
Veronica Greene (SF 17, NF 17)
Ashley Hoff (3RU 18, SF 16, NF 15, SF 14, SF IL TUSA 13, NF IL TUSA 12)
Martina Hoogland (SF 18, SF 17, SF IA TUSA 16, SF 15)
Samantha Kammerman (NF 18)
Morgan Kofoid (SF 18, 2RU 17, IA TUSA 13)
Gabriela Moreno (NF 14)
Alicia Ney (SF 16)
Brooke Stahlberg (SF 17, 4RU 16)
MISS IOWA TEEN USA CONTESTANTS (36)
Valorie Bohl (NF 18)
Faith Bourgeacq (SF 18)
Karlie Bown (NF 18, NF 17, NF 16)
Lily Bur (NF 18)
Alexandra Gerling (NF 18)
Kristen Hovda (3RU 18)
Bianca Leewright (SF 18, NF 17)
Jesenia Salazar (SF 18, SF 17)
Caitlynn Slaymaker (NF 18)
Reese Thompson (NF 18)
Baylee Van Patten