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Madeline Van Ert is Miss Minnesota 2016

Madeline Van Ert was crowned Miss Minnesota 2016 on Saturday night. She will have the opportunity to represent her state at Miss America 2017 later this year. The 2017 Miss America Pageant will be held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Sunday, September 11, 2016.

More about Madeline Van Ert, Miss Minnesota 2016


Madeline Van Ert is a leader in program development and community partnership, and a passionate advocate for service and the arts.

Madeline Van Ert was crowned by outgoing titleholder Rachel Latuff of Minneapolis.
Madeline Van Ert was crowned by outgoing titleholder Rachel Latuff of Minneapolis. Picture from the Miss Minnesota Scholarship Pageant Facebook Page

Founder of Fine Arts for Kids, and partnered with United Way, Madeline dedicates her time to filling the gap in arts education, promoting creative expression and equal opportunity.  Madeline has worked with children across the Twin Cities and southeast Minnesota, bringing her message of creative possibility to places like the Anderson Choice School, The Waite House, the Rochester Public School District and the Salvation Army.

Madeline is passionate about the need for communities to serve one another, and the transformational opportunity this partnering creates.   In an effort to encourage and foster a new culture of serving, Madeline has partnered with local school districts and the United Way to offer a varsity letter in community service to promote youth involvement in the volunteer needs of the community.

Miss Minnesota 2016 Final Results


4th Runner-up, Kailee Ogden, Miss St. Croix Valley
3rd Runner-up, Drew Trahms, Miss Waseca Co. Sleigh & Cutter
2nd Runner-up, Danielle Hron, Miss Brainerd Lakes
1st Runner-up, Brianna Drevlow, Miss Thief River Falls
Miss Minnesota 2016: Madeline Van Ert, Miss River Valley

Fun facts:
The top 2 both won preliminary talent.
The top 2 both have red hair.
Rachel Latuff and Madeline Van Ert were sister queens when they competed for Miss Minnesota 2015 competing as Miss Rochester and Miss Olmsted Co. So tonight Rachel crowns her former sister queen.

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