The first Miss USA from Michigan was Carole Gist in 1990, she was the first African-American to win the title. Following in her footsteps, Kenya Moore, also African-American, won the title in 1993. Rima Fakih, Miss USA 2010 was also from Michigan.
At the same event was crowned Unjanee Wells, Miss Michigan Teen USA 2016.
Congratulations to the new queens from Michigan!
Miss Michigan USA 2016 Final Results
Miss Michigan USA 2016 - Susie Leica
1RU Krista Ferguson • Anchor Bay
2RU Samantha Skowronek • Oakland Co.
3RU Elizabeth Johnson • Pure Michigan
4RU Sarah Gerberding • Heart of Michigan
Karlen Pitts • Coldwater
Mari Doan • Lake State
Stephanie Waters • Great Lakes
Lenora Camaj • Almont
Ashley Jones • East Lansing
Kaiya Montague • Inkster
Victoria Davis • Delhi Township
Alyse Madej • Garden City
Stephanie Stavrou • Chesterfield
Camila Nicholson • Ingham Co
Who is Susie Leica, Miss Michigan USA 2016 ?
Leica is passionate about volleyball, she grew up playing lacrosse and volleyball everyday. "Believe it or not I am quite the little athlete" she said. One of her goals is to do a shoot with the Sports Illustrated photographer, Bob Martin. It's not her first pageant, she was a semi-finalist in 2012, third runner-up in 2011 and made the TOP 5 the last year.
"The Miss Michigan USA's crown was one of her biggest dream" said one of her friend. The beauty queen also has worked as a model with several car companies including: Audi, Maserati, Cadillac, Toyota and Ferrari.
Her modeling accolades include being named Michigan Model of the Week, walking the runways of New York during Bridal Fashion Week, and being featured in Ambassador Magazine, StyleLine Magazine, Real Detroit and Insider Weddings.
Susie Leica via instagram
You can follow her at @missmiusa2016 on instagram
The beauty queen strikes a pose in bikini
With her friends
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