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Caleigh Shade is Miss Maryland USA 2022

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Ocean City

Miss Maryland Teen USA 2018 (Top 15 Miss Teen USA)

A native of Cumberland, on the Maryland panhandle, who was living in Ocean City during her reign, Caleigh Shade was crowned Miss Maryland USA on 15 May 2022 and represented Maryland at the Miss USA pageant in Reno, Nevada. Caleigh is a sommelier at an Ocean City restaurant and has a passion for hospitality and viniculture.

Carlos Velez

2022 bio:

Caleigh Shade is a Sommelier at The Hobbit restaurant in Ocean City, Maryland. Being one of the youngest females to pass the Sommelier exam, she is thrilled to spend her year advocating for young women in male-dominated fields.

Caleigh discovered her passion for the hospitality industry and creating memorable experiences for her guests, while attending Salisbury University’s school of communications. She is looking forward to using her knowledge in marketing as Miss Maryland USA to contribute to the success of the shift to “pageantry reimagined”. As a former Miss Maryland Teen USA 2018 and placing Top 15 at Miss Teen USA, Caleigh is an experienced titleholder but always wants to improve, learn and adapt. The redefining moment of “pageantry reimagined” allows her that opportunity.

Caleigh was inspired to compete for Miss Maryland USA by Nana Meriwether, Miss Maryland USA 2012, who is breaking barriers by becoming one of the few female, black winemakers in the United States. As someone who strives to constantly set goals and put in the hard work to achieve them, helping others catapult themselves to success is one of Caleigh’s passions.

​In addition to being a Sommelier full-time, she also is a model with Reinhard Models and Modelogic Models. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking french cuisine, studying the language of viniculture and playing beach volleyball. Caleigh looks forward to representing her home state of Maryland at Miss USA 2022!

Miss USA pageant photos

The Miss USA pageant is once-in-a-lifetime event few get to experience. Here are Caleigh’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 Caleigh’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 passes on her crown, here’s a look at all the appearances made during her reign, as well as other candid photos during her year.

Previous pageant photos

Caleigh won both the Miss Maryland Teen USA and Miss Maryland USA titles on her first attempt.  She went on to place top 15 at Miss Teen USA.