Natriana Shorter was crowned Miss Oregon USA 2016 by outgoing titleholder Bridget Wilmes on November 29, 2015.
Shorter will have the opportunity to compete at the 2016 Miss USA Pageant where she hopes to be crowned by the reigning Miss USA Olivia Jordan from Oklahoma. The winner of Miss USA 2016 will go on to represent the United States in the Miss Universe competition.
The highest placed Miss Oregon USA at the Miss USA Pageant was Gail Atchison in 1976. She finished 2nd runner-up to Barbara Peterson. The most recent finalist was Jennifer Murphy in 2004.
Who is Natriana Shorter ?
Shorter is a 24 year old resident of Eugene, Oregon. She is a junior at New Hope Christian College studying Business Management & Leadership. Natriana aspires to be a business owner as well as a motivational speaker.
She is currently an active participant in The Eugene Lunchtime Mentor Program and a volunteer with the American Cancer Society.
Miss Oregon USA 2016 Final Results
First runner-up : Stephanie Matheson
Second runner-up : Elizabeth Denny
Third runner-up : Evelyn Clark
Fourth runner-up : Kayla Knock
Semi-finalists : Arielle Freytag, Kayla Knock, Kelsey Panek, Stephanie Saracco, Evelyn Clark, Caitlen Monnone, Sally Spencer, Elizabeth Denny, Stephanie Matheson and Natriana Shorter.