She 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 will compete at Miss Universe 2016.
Official picture of Megan Wise as Miss Ohio USA 2016
Megan is a First Grade Teacher at Meigs Primary Elementary, in Pomeroy after graduating from The University of Rio Grande University with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education. She was a finalist for America’s Next Top Model in 2012.
Megan Wise with Miss Ohio Teen USA 2015 Olivia Turk, Miss USA 2004 Shandi Finnessey and Miss USA 2003 Susie Castillo
Wise succeeds Miss Ohio USA 2015 Sarah Newkirk. Sarah represented Louisiana at Miss USA 2015 in Baton Rouge on July 12th where she competed to succeed Miss USA 2014, Nia Sanchez of Nevada. She was unplaced.
Ohio is one of only twelve states to win the Miss USA crown twice (Sue Downey in 1965 and Kim Seelbrede in 1981). But they achieved success in the first decades of the Miss USA competition but has not done as well in recent years.
There are many notable Miss Ohio USA's; most famously actress and Oscar winner Halle Berry, who was 1st runner up to Miss USA in 1986. She competed at Miss World 1986 and became the 5th runner-up.
Miss Ohio USA 2016 Final Results
First runner-up : Taylor Diazmercado - North Central Ohio
Second runner-up : Courtney Rea - Central Ohio
Third runner-up : Caity Jackson - South Central Ohio
Fourth runner-up : Dinaleigh Baxter - Winchester
Alex Taylor Deitz - Buckeye State
Caity Jackson - South Central Ohio
Ninamarie Powell - Westerville
Jordan Brown - Vandalia
Megan Wise - Gallia County
Courtney Rea - Central Ohio
Sarah Bell - Discovery City
Caitlyn McGinnis - Teays Valley
Martina Ellerbe - Franklin County
Alissa Brumbaugh - Capital City
Dinaleigh Baxter - Winchester
Carley Powell - Cincinnati
Taylor Diazmercado - North Central Ohio
Angela Judy - Ohio River
Kara Mitchell - Heart Of Ohio
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