Miss Washington USA 2016 Stormy Keffeler just resigned. Marco Pappa (a Guatemalan footballer who currently plays for Colorado Rapids in Major League Soccer) was hospitalized after incident involving her. Read more about the story here.
Her first runner-up Kelsey Schmidt is the new titleholder. She will compete at the 2016 Miss USA Pageant.
From the directors of Miss Washington USA: "We can confirm the resignation of Stormy Keffeler as Miss Washington USA. Effective immediately, first runner-up Kelsey Schmidt will assume the title of Miss Washington USA 2016 and represent the state at the Miss USA event later this year. We wish Stormy well in her future endeavors."
Who is Kelsey Schmidt ?
The new Miss Washington USA describes herself as "a pre-doctoral student at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, a woman passionate about helping others embrace a healthy life style,an avid volunteer for the Make-A-Wish Foundation since the age of twelve, and an adventurer that enjoys trapeze, repelling down buildings, and pushing herself to try new things"