Ashley is the third consecutive returning runner-up to win the title. The last USA newcomer to win the pageant was former Miss MS Jalin Wood in 2007!
Among the semi-finalists were 2016 fourth runner-up Olivia Haskins (I was shocked she missed top five this year!) and 2015 Teen first runner-up Laine Mansour.
In contrast, the entire Teen top five were competing for the first time. The four runners-up were, in order, Hailey White, Kenley Brooks, Rae Patridge, and Annie Gibson.
1RU: April Mayfield (1RU 16, SF 14)
2RU: Acacia McBride (2RU MS TUSA 15)
3RU: Jayce Henry (2RU 16, 1RU 15, 2RU 14)
4RU: Regan Ringler (SF MS TUSA 16, SF 15)
Olivia Haskins (4RU 16)
Sadie Johnson (NF 15)
Laine Mansour (SF 16, 1RU MS TUSA 15, SF 14)
Sarah Sutton (NF 16)
Ivy White (SF 16)
Congeniality: Ayarin Reed
Photogenic: Janay Barnes
1RU: Hailey White
2RU: Kenley Brooks
3RU: Rae Patridge
4RU: Annie Gibson
Mary Grace Crumpton
Halle Morrissette (NF 16)
Allie Watson (SF 16)
Congeniality: Victoria Bean
Photogenic: Mary Grace Crumpton