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Complete list of Miss Arkansas USA 2023 candidates


The Miss Arkansas USA 2023 coronation night will be held at the ArcBest Corporation Performing Arts Center in Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States on April 30, 2023. It is the 72nd edition of the state-level beauty pageant that selects Arkansas’s candidate for Miss USA, which selects the Miss Universe candidate of the U.S.

Currently, Arkansas has 14 Miss USA placements including the coronation of Terri Utley in 1982, the first runner-up finish of Margaret Haywood in 1955 and the second runner-up finish of Nancy McCollum in 1956. Utley is Miss Universe 1982 fourth runner-up.


Representing Ozark, Rylie Wagner was 21 when she was crowned Miss Arkansas USA 2022 at the Fort Smith Convention Center in Fort Smith, Arkansas on April 10, 2022. Mackenzie Hinderberger of Springdale and Jasmine Bruce of Fayetteville were the respective first and second runners-up.

There are 16 women competing for the Miss Arkansas USA 2023 crown. Here are the candidates:

  1. Dani Winberry (Armorel)
  2. Gail Muggill (Cabot)
  3. Deasarae Bell (Conway)
  4. Mackenzie Hinderberger (Farmington)
  5. Angelle Gandy (Fayetteville)
  6. Bettany Fleming (Forrest City)
  7. Maurelys del Carmen Wade (Howard County)
  8. Brittany O’Neal (Jonesboro)
  9. Cierra Clark (Little Rock)
  10. Whitney Webb (Northwest)
  11. Grace Swygert (Smallcakes Pine Bluff)
  12. Kylee Jo Braley (Southwest)
  13. Sydney Wendfeldt (Sweetheart of Arkansas)
  14. Sydney Johnson (Washington County)
  15. Mariah Crespino (White River)
  16. Tori Stanley (Windsor Lake)

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