Where Are They Now? These 6 Former MISS USA® Pageant Contestants’ Careers May Surprise You

10 Jul

MISS USA® Pageant contestants go on to become policy wonks, NASA scientists, advocates for the homeless and disabled, and prime-time journalists. The following women represent just a few examples of how past titleholders and contestants live by the values and high standards of the Miss Universe Organization

Adrielle Churchill, Miss Arkansas USA 2010, currently serves as the Legislative Director for a congressman from the state of Arkansas. Adrielle is a policy specialist in National Security, agriculture and state taxation.

Abbey Curran, became the first person with a physical disability to compete for the title of Miss USA as Miss Iowa in 2008. Today, the pageant she created for girls with physical challenges – Miss You Can Do It – is in its 12th year.

Blair Adair Griffith, Miss Colorado USA 2011, was thrust into the media spotlight when it was revealed she was homeless. Blair used her title to share her story and has helped launch a grassroots campaign, startfromhere.org, which highlights the stories of homeless youth.

Allie LaForce won the title of Miss Ohio Teen USA in 2005 and became the first to represent the state as Miss Teen USA. Allie is now a sideline reporter for CBS Sports covering SEC college football and NCAA March Madness. She is co-host of award winning “We Need to Talk,” the first ever all-female national sports show.


Paromita Mitra was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh and grew up in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She is a former Miss Mississippi USA 2013. She is now working as a researcher for NASA Marshall Space Flight Center on a design for a group of satellites to measure plasma-dense regions within Earth’s ionosphere.

Lu Parker captured the Miss South Carolina USA and Miss USA titles. Lu is an Emmy and Genesis Award winning journalist, author, animal advocate and a former teacher. She anchors and reports the news in Los Angeles, California on KTLA.

WATCH the 2015 MISS USA® Pageant Trailer, “I am a Beauty Queen.”

You can see the stories about each of this year’s contestants here.

The 2015 MISS USA® Pageant will telecast LIVE on Sunday, July 12 from The Baton Rouge River Center at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on REELZ Channel. Find REELZ in your area by visiting www.reelz.com. The pageant will also be streamed LIVE on www.missusa.com.

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