Talyah Polee, 26, from Denver was crowned Miss Colorado USA 2015. She will represent her state at Miss USA next summer. The winner will represent USA at Miss Universe.
Colorado has been one of the less successful states at the Miss USA Pageant, having not had a finalist since 1963 until Jessica Hartman finished third runner-up in 2010. They have, however been successful with other awards, being one of only four states to have been awarded Miss Photogenic twice.
One day Talyah Polee hopes to make an appearance on The Young and the Restless. Talyah is also a basketball fanatic and an intern for the NBA Summer League, where she is able to reach out to communities, and give hope to less fortunate children and their families.
Talyah is passionate about music, yoga, sports, and is a devoted fan of soap operas.