"I seriously cannot believe this! There are absolutely no words to describe this feeling: 8 years in the making of competing for Miss Utah USA, and my time has finally come!" said the new Miss Utah USA.
Utah has been quite successful at Miss USA, with 20 placements as of 2009. Their most consistent period was in the 1950s and 1960s. They won the Miss USA Pageant in 1957 with Charlotte Sheffield after the original titleholder (Leona Gage of Maryland) was dethroned.
In 1960 Bement was the second woman from Utah to be crowned Miss USA. She became the third Miss USA to be crowned Miss Universe. The 1960 pageant was the first Miss Universe pageant to be televised nationwide.
Teale Murdock with Angelia Layton Miss Utah USA 2014
Murdock succeeds Miss Utah USA 2015 Nicol Powell. She represented Utah at Miss USA 2015 where she failed to place the semifinals.
Miss Utah USA 2016 Final Results
First runner-up : Baylee Jensen - South Jordan
Second runner-up : Narine Ishhanov - Utah County
Third runner-up : Riley Copans - Park City
Fourth runner-up : Leia Sergakis - Salt Lake County
Cassidy Pedersen - Sugar House
Andrea Jackson - Emerald Lake
Nery Martinez - Great Salt Lake
Teale Murdock - City Creek
Riley Copans - Park City
Narine Ishhanov - Utah County
Alecsy Christensen - Salt Lake City
Baylee Jensen - South Jordan
Paris Fisher - Holladay
Leia Sergakis - Salt Lake County
Cortni Beers - Red Rock
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