Friday, July 8, 2016

Miss World America 2016

Miss World America 2016
FORT WASHINGTON, Maryland - Audra Diane Mari (22) was crowned Miss World America 2016 at the Cherry Blossom Ballroom of the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Fort Washington, Maryland on July 8. She will represent the United States in Miss World 2016 on December 20 and will also serve as the host contestant of the international pageant. Mari stands 1.77m and hails from Fargo, North Dakota. She will be the first American woman from this state to compete in Miss World. The first runner-up was Shivali Patel and the second runner-up was Sasha Perea. Michelle Pierrot and Andrea Hightower finished in fourth and fifth place, respectively.

Sujita Basnet, Christina Denny, Leslie Hawkins, Azia Hernandez, Tarryn Shelman, Tarese Taylor and Rachel White were the top 12 semi-finalists.

Sasha Perea won the beach fashion contest. Rachel White won the sports and fitness contest.  Audra Mari and Shivali Patel tied as first place in the top model contest. Tarryn Shelman and Tarese Taylor tied for first place in the People's Choice contest and as a result both advanced to the top 12. Audra Mari won the interview contest. Salisha Thomas won the talent contest. Amara Berry won the Beauty with a Purpose contest. Dymond Elise Hayes won the multimedia contest. Keilani Afalava won Miss Photogenic. 28 contestants competed for the national pageant.


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