The only returning runner-up from last year is former Miss Maryland Christina Denny who placed first runner-up last year. Rebecca Kissoon, third runner-up from 2014, is competing again after sitting out last year. Miss Maryland Teen USA 2011 Kirsten Nicholson is competing in Miss for the first time. Last year's fourth runner-up Destiny Clark went on to win Miss Maryland last June and competed at Miss America in September.
There are three contestants who last competed in DC: Samira Howard, fourth runner-up in 2014, Chelsea Boone and Torrie Simpson. Chelsea and Torrie both started competing in Maryland, before making the semi-finalists in DC last year.
There is also only one returning runner-up in the Teen division: fourth runner-up Galienne Gilmer. First runner-up Nicolette Jennings placed second runner-up in Miss Florida USA earlier in the year. 2015 2RU Margo Huffman, if you're reading this (or someone you know is!), please come back for Miss one day!
Returning semi-finalists are Madeline Bright, Ariana Dyer and Krischell Lewis.
Miss Maryland USA & Teen USA Titleholder History | Maryland state pageant results
Ngozi Ashibuogwu (NF TX USA 15, NF CA USA 12, NF CA USA 11, NF TX USA 09)
Chelsea Boone (SF DC USA 15, SF MD USA 14, NF 13, NF 12)
Michela Del Borrello
Amanda Delawder (SF 15)
Christina Denny (1RU 15, Miss MD 2013, SF 13, SF MD TUSA 08)
Samira Howard (4RU DC USA 14)
Nicole Jennings (SF 15, NF 14)
Rebecca Kissoon (3RU 14)
Kristin Mihailovich (NF 15)
Kirsten Nicholson (Miss MD Teen USA 2011, 1RU 10, 4RU 09)
Torrie Simpson (SF DC USA 15, NF MD USA 14)
MISS MARYLAND TEEN USA (38)
Angela Beckett (NF 15)
Madeline Bright (SF 15)
Ariyana Dyer (SF 15, NF 14)
Gallienne Gilmer (4RU 15)
Amy Ingram (NF 15)
Krischell Lewis (SF 15, NF 14)
Bryana Williams (NF 15)