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Chanel Johnson was Miss Michigan USA 2020



A native of Southfield, Chanel Johnson was crowned Miss Michigan USA on 21 September 2019 and represented Michigan at the Miss USA 2020 pageant in Memphis, Tennessee. She has a degree in criminal justice and corrections and has worked as a probation officer for the Michigan Department of Corrections.

Deb Knoske
Deb Knoske

2020 bio:

Chanel Johnson is a graduate of Wayne State University where she earned her degree in Criminal Justice. Chanel currently serves as a probation officer for the Michigan Department of Corrections and has combined her career, uplifting spirit and passion for youth to promote positive behavior in an effort to combat juvenile delinquency rates.

This mission has taken the 26-year-old to various schools, juvenile detention centers and community organizations to enlighten youth on the impact their behavior can have on their future and society.
When she is not at the office, Chanel can be found at a spin class or cycling in one of Michigan’s beautiful state parks. Chanel believes that by simply giving a little more love and positivity, you can change the trajectory of a person’s life.

Miss USA pageant photos

Competing in the Miss USA pageant is once-in-a-lifetime event few get to experience. Here are Chanel’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 Chanel’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 Chanel made during her reign, as well as other candid photos during her year.

Farewell photos

All beautiful things must come to an end, no matter how bittersweet. See Chanel’s farewell walk and other candids from the weekend she crowned her successor Taylor Hale as Miss Michigan USA 2021.

After the crown

Winning a state title is a sisterhood for life. Here are Chanel’s “after the crown” photos.

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