Taylor Gorton was crowned Miss Oklahoma USA 2016 by outgoing titleholder Alexandra Miller of Tulsa. The pageant was held on December 20, 2015.
Gorton 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 of Miss USA 2016 will go on to represent the United States in the Miss Universe competition.
Who is Taylor Gorton ?
In the last four years, Taylor Gorton, a small-town girl from Glenpool, Oklahoma moved to Missouri, started college, interned with CBS News in New York and became a Rams cheerleader.
I’ve always loved broadcast, but I’m not limiting myself.
Taylor Gorton by AJ Day Photo
Previously Gorton was crowned Miss Oklahoma Teen USA 2008. She finished in the top 15 at the Miss Teen USA Pageant. Gorton's experience in pageantry also includes a one-year reign as National American Miss Jr. Teen 2006.
Did you know this ? Oklahoma had never won the Miss USA title until 2015, although the state came close in 1989 and 2010, when Jill Renee Scheffert and Morgan Woolard placed first runner-up to Gretchen Polhemus and Rima Fakih, respectively. They are in the top 20 states in terms of number of semi-finalists. Olivia Jordan was crowned Miss USA 2015 on July 12, 2015 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, becoming the first contestant from Oklahoma to win the national title.
Miss Oklahoma USA 2016 Final Results
First runner-up : Albreuna Gonzaque - Warr Acres
Second runner-up : Catelin Morris - Greater Edmond
Third runner-up : Madeline Cole - Sooner State
Fourth runner-up : Alex Smith - Northwest Oklahoma