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Elisabeth Bradley-Gandara was Miss Utah USA 2022

May 2022 to March 2023

Salt Lake City

Non-finalist Miss Arizona USA 2018, non-finalist Miss Arizona USA 2016

Miss Utah USA 2022 Elisabeth Bradley was crowned on 28 May 2022 and represented Utah at the Miss USA 2022 pageant in Reno, Nevada.  Born in Oklahoma and raised in a missionary family in Mexico and Kenya, Elisabeth is fluent in Spanish and working on her Italian, and French.  Now living in Salt Lake City, she is a classical singer and passionate about community service.  Elisabeth resigned in March 2022 and the title passed to her first runner-up Maddie Jonely.

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2022 bio:

Miss Utah USA 2022 Elisabeth Bradley 27, was born in Tulsa Oklahoma.  At the age of 2 months her family moved abroad to Mexico where she was raised as a Christian Missionary living in Puerto Vallarta; Cuidad Valles, San Migues De Allende; San Louis Potosi, Guadalajara; Hermosillo and Cuidad Juarez.  She later moved to the small town of Muhoroni Kenya with her parents and five brothers to continue their mission work. She is fluent in Spanish and working on her Italian, and French.
After her time abroad she moved to Phoenix Arizona where her family was rendered homeless.  Not one to let challenges hold her down she began her life in philanthropy and community service. First, she drafted and enacted a statewide proclamation that encouraged Arizona youth to volunteer and be recognized for their hard work – Arizona became number one in the world for most youth-led service projects because of this.Elisabeth also worked as a Senior Specialist Strategic Project manager for AT&T Government Solutions in Los Angeles during the pandemic and also with the DoD, Space Force, Military, and the Space Missile System Center on top-secret contracts. She has been given the Excellence of Character Award from the Miss Arizona America Org, The Talent Award in 2019 from the Miss World America Org, and the Volunteer Impact Award by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith, and Family in 2016 & 2017.Elisabeth when not showing service is highly creative and was classically trained by the founders of the Phoenix Opera and has sung for La Toya Jackson and Virgin Record Music Execs. In 2020 she moved to Los Angeles and was able to realize one of her dreams by working with Virgin Records Music Execs on her own record. She hopes one day to become an Internationally known and renowned Classical-Crossover recording artist with the hopes to one day Work with Grammy Award Winning music producer David Foster.​

Miss USA pageant photos

Competing in the Miss USA pageant is once-in-a-lifetime event few get to experience. Here are Elisabeth’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 Elisabeth’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 Elisabeth 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!  Elisabeth competed twice in Arizona, here’s a look back at her previous pageant photos.

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