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Natalie Pieper was Miss Nebraska USA 2022



2nd runner-up at Miss USA

A native of Lincoln who was a resident of Omaha, Natalie Pieper was crowned Miss Nebraska USA on 6 March 2022 and represented Nebraska at the Miss USA 2022 pageant in Reno, Nevada. Natalie is a financial services litigator who is admitted to practice law in both Iowa and Nebraska.

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2022 bio:

Natalie Pieper was crowned Miss Nebraska USA on March 6, 2022 in Omaha, Nebraska. While she was raised in Lincoln, Natalie currently lives in Omaha where she works as a financial services litigator at Kutak Rock.

In May 2018, she graduated magna cum laude from Loyola University in Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. At Loyola, Natalie was elected to Loyola’s Student Government, the executive board of her sorority—Chi Omega and the Illinois Board of Higher Education. During her college career, Natalie interned at the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C. She also traveled abroad to Jerusalem to partake in a Hebrew Literature course. Natalie was selected as a participant in the Obama Foundation’s Training Days—an event where she discussed and brainstormed public policy ideas with former President Barack Obama.

In May 2021, Natalie graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, where she interned at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Missouri and served as a Staff Editor on the Journal of Law and Policy. Natalie is admitted to practice law in both Iowa and Nebraska.

Natalie has formerly worked as a model, signed to 10 MGMT in Chicago. She is a retired classical ballet dancer with a passion for the arts.

​Combining her professional career and personal interests, Natalie hopes to use her title in assisting the advancement of women. Miss Nebraska USA 2022 was Natalie’s first pageant experience, and she looks forward to the opportunities ahead.

Miss USA pageant photos

From first-time pageant contestant to second runner-up at Miss USA, here are Natalie’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 Natalie’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 Natalie made during her reign, as well as other candid photos during her year.

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