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Mekayla Diehl was Miss Indiana USA 2014

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Semi-finalist 2013

Top 20 at Miss USA 2014

Mekayla Diehl was crowned Miss Indiana USA on 3 November 2013 and represented Indiana at the Miss USA 2014 pageant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She describes herself as a true “Michiana” Girl, born in Elkhart, Indiana and raised right on the state line in little Union, Michigan. Mekayla is a 2011 graduate from Albion College, Michigan with a Bachelor’s Degree of Liberal Arts in Mass Communication and Psychology.  Mekayla later won the Miss America 2018 title and placed first runner-up at Mrs World.

2014 bio:

Miss Indiana USA 2014 Mekayla Diehl is a true “Michiana” Girl, born in Elkhart, Indiana and raised right on the state line in little Union, Michigan. She comes from a family who believes in the American Spirit of Entrepreneurship and hard work.

Mekayla is a 2011 graduate from Albion College, MI with a Bachelor’s Degree of Liberal Arts in Mass Communication and Psychology. She worked one year as a Radio DJ and then found her true passion for fashion and mentoring thru Ashley Rene’s. Last August, she joined their team as the Manager, Marketing Director, and Pageant Consultant.

As a victim of child abuse and an adoptee, Mekayla has made it her mission to advocate for Bashor Children’s Home. With the title of Miss Indiana USA, she hopes to bring “Help for Today… Hope for Tomorrow” to the local and national level.

Miss USA pageant photos

Competing in the Miss USA pageant is once-in-a-lifetime event few get to experience. Here are Mekayla’s official Miss USA photos.

State pageant photos

The on-stage moments, the tension of the final two and the glory of the crowning, here are Mekayla’s state pageant photos.

Professional photos

Lights, camera, action!  Professional photoshoots are one of the perks that comes from winning a title.

Candid & Appearance photos

From events straight after her crowning to her final appearances before she passed on her crown, here’s a look at all the appearances Mekayla made during her reign, as well as other candid photos during her year.

Previous pageant photos

There’s nothing better than watching a contestant progress from year to year! Here’s a look back at Mekayla’s previous pageant photos.

Farewell photos

All beautiful things must come to an end, no matter how bittersweet. See Mekayla’s farewell walk and other candids from the weekend she crowned her successor Gretchen Reece as Miss Indiana USA 2015.

After the crown

Winning a state title is a sisterhood for life. Mekayla (now Mekayla Eppers) went on to win Mrs America 2018 and has stayed in the industry as a highly successful pageant coach.  Her best friend Stephanie Sullivan won the Miss Indiana USA 2024 title on Mekayla’s tenth anniversary, making history as the first married mother to win the title.  Here are Mekayla’s “after the crown” photos.

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