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Complete list of Miss Virginia USA 2023 candidates


The Miss Virginia USA 2023 coronation night will take place at the Merchant Hall of Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas, Virginia, United States on April 30, 2023. It is the 70th edition of the state-level beauty pageant that selects Virginia’s candidate for Miss USA, which selects the Miss Universe candidate of the U.S.

Currently, Virginia has 24 Miss USA placements including the coronation of Wendy Dascomb in 1969 and Deborah Shelton in 1970. Dascomb finished in the Top 15 at Miss Universe 1969 while Shelton was runner-up to Miss Universe 1970 Marisol Malaret of Puerto Rico.


Representing Virginia, Ellen Whitehead is Miss USA 1954 first runner-up, Patricia Southall is Miss USA 1994 first runner-up, Samantha Casey is Miss USA 2010 second runner-up and Sheryl Lynn Herring is Miss USA 1977 fourth runner-up. Miss Virginia USA 2022 Kailee Horvath was unplaced at Miss USA 2022.

There are 33 women competing for the Miss Virginia USA 2023 crown. Here are the candidates:

  1. Amber Neice (Alexandria City)
  2. Lindsay Jones (Arlington)
  3. Gracyn Blackmore (Bristol)
  4. Alexis Johnson (Central Virginia)
  5. Britney Nguyen (Chantilly)
  6. Justus Kelley (Charlottesville)
  7. Lexus Henry (Chester)
  8. Surabhi Khanal (Fairfax County)
  9. Melissa Terrazas (Hampton Roads)
  10. Katie Spake (Lynchburg)
  11. Alexandra Benitez (Manassas)
  12. Sydney Spencer (Newport News)
  13. Kaamila Wahid (Norfolk)
  14. Nola Tolsma (Northern Virginia)
  15. Sarah Miranda (Old Town Alexandria)
  16. Ashley Williams (Reston)
  17. Macy Ware (Roanoke Valley)
  18. Seemran Patel (Rocky Mount)
  19. Lizelle Saah (Rosslyn)
  20. Elizabeth McReynolds (Southern Virginia)
  21. Mary McGeorge (Southwest Virginia)
  22. Ranita Opoku-Sarfo (Stafford)
  23. Ashley Wilson (Suffolk)
  24. Chandler Alston (Virginia Beach)
  25. Erin Houston (Vienna)
  26. Hope Campbell (Winchester)
  27. Geline Preudhomme (Yorktown)
  28. Deborah Ayilaran
  29. Diamond Holt
  30. Jennifer Kral
  31. Madison Cruz
  32. Makayla Lewis
  33. Taylor Davis

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