The only two returning Oregon runners-up are 2015 4RU Kayla Knock and 2015 Teen first runner-up Kelsey Panek. Semi-finalist and 2015 Congeniality winner Sally Spencer is also back.
The Miss division also contains some familiar faces, from both recent years and the distant past, who you might not immediately associate with Oregon! A nice catch from a Hawaiian friend of mine to identify Amanda McDougall who was a Teen runner-up in Hawaii three times from 2006 to 2008 as Amanda McCown. Evelyn Clark, four-time runner-up in Washington, is now living in Oregon and representing Warrenton. Two-time Nevada contestant Natriana Shorter is also competing in Oregon for the first time. Kayla Knock also competed in Colorado twice before she was a runner-up in Oregon last year.
In the Teen division two-time third runner-up (2014 & 2015) Kaylee Davidson is back, as are semi-finalist Iyana Irving and non-finalist Elise Knowles.
Looks like we have a sister pair competing this year, Stephanie Matheson in Miss & Vanessa Matheson in Teen, both representing Klamath County.
* indicates contestant is competing in Miss in 2006 | ^ indicates Teen contestant
Miss Oregon USA & Teen USA Titleholder History | Oregon state pageant results
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Sally Spencer • Bend (SF & Congeniality 15)
Caitlen Monnone • Benton County
Elizabeth Denny • Clackamas County
Erica Evans • Downtown Corvallis
Shandee White • Eugene
Kayla Knock • Forest Grove (4RU 15, SF CO TUSA 14, SF 13)
Stephanie Saracco • Greater Benton County (NF 14, SF 13)
Kelsey Panek • Happy Valley (1RU OR TUSA 15)
Stephanie Matheson • Klamath County
Natriana Shorter • Lane County (SF NV USA 13, NF 11)
Amanda McDougall • Linn Benton (3RU HI TUSA 08, 4RU 07, 4RU 06)
Priyanka Samra • Medford (NF 14, NF 13)
Julianne Wirkuty • Portland
Brenda Tellez • SE Portland
Evelyn Clark • Warrenton (SF WA USA 15, 4RU 14, 4RU 13, 3RU 12, SF WA TUSA 10, 3RU WA TUSA 09)
Jasmin McKenzie • West Portland (NF OR TUSA 14)
Arielle Freytag • Willamette Valley
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Elise Knowles • Bend (NF 15)
Kaylee Davidson • Clackamas County (3RU 15, 3RU 14)
Candace Doss • King City
Vanessa Matheson • Klamath County
Daisy Amezcua • McMinnville
Mollee Minthorn • Mission
Erica Nelson • Morrow County
Mikaela Bruer • Polk County
Emma Ellis • Portland
Olivia Gaunt • Rogue Valley
Iyana Irving • Salem (SF 15)