Shelby was competing for the first time (in the USA system) but is already a fan favourite with over 10,000 instagram followers and support from pageant contestants & followers from across the US. Tess was last year's first runner-up and the first returning 1RU to win since Chaise Goris in 2015. Both are from Boise, Shelby is 24 and Tess is 18.
The Miss semi-finalists were 2018 first runner-up Sierra Norman, 2018 semi-finalist Danielle Davidson and newcomers Kristin Michael, Kathryn Moore, Samantha Townsend and Paola Cabiedes Zerecero.
In Teen the first runner-up was Hayli Gudenau, a semi-finalist last year. Newcomers Brinley Hall and Ellie McCray were second and third runners-up respectively. Two-time non-finalist Kaitlyn Bunes placed fourth runner-up. The three semi-finalists were Hayden Egley, 2017 semi-finalist Kaley Murphy and Lexie Simpson, sister of Miss Idaho Teen USA 2017 Gabriella Simpson.
1RU: Hannah Menzner (ID TUSA 14)
2RU: Katarina Schweitzer (SF 15, 4RU 14, T20 CA TUSA 12)
3RU: Natalie Campbell (2RU ID TUSA 18, 1RU 17, 4RU 16)
4RU: Ashley Lagrou
Danielle Davidson (SF 18)
Sierra Norman (1RU 18, 4RU 17, 1RU ID TUSA 15)
Paola Cabiedes Zerecero
1RU: Hayli Gudenau (SF 18)
2RU: Brinley Hall
3RU: Ellie McCray
4RU: Kaitlyn Bunes (NF 18, NF 17)
Kaley Murphy (SF 17)