Ashley Schmider was crowned Miss Pennsylvania 2015 at the end of the pageant held on June, 14 2015. She will represent her state at Miss America 2016 in Atlantic City on September 13, 2015 where she hopes to be crowned by the reigning Miss America, Kira Kazantsev from New York.
About Ashley Schmider
After graduating from Duquesne and placing first runner-up at the Miss Pennsylvania 2014 America pageant, she was motivated to start her career. She was hired by KPMG LLP, one of the largest professional services companies in the world and one of the Big Four accounting firms, in September 2013. The beauty queens works in the area of regulatory risk consulting for the financial industry, specifically geared towards large bank clientele.
Ashley Schmider always thought the women competing at the Miss America Pageant were strong and intelligent people, never dreaming that she would be viewed as one of them herself before she was even 20.
The reigning Miss Pennsylvania USA 2015 is Elizabeth Cardillo, she will represent Oklahoma at the Miss USA Pageant on July 12, 2015 in Baton Rouge. Both pageants are different, the winner of Miss USA will go to Miss Universe 2015 while the Miss America winner doesn’t compete at international pageants.
The History of Pennsylvania at the Miss America Pageant
Pennsylvania, including early years’ city representatives, has won the Miss America crown on 5 occasions : In 1935, 1936, 1940 and 1954.