The 2017 Miss Wyoming USA and Miss Wyoming Teen USA Pageants took place Sunday night (September 18th, 2016) at the Casper Events Center.

A large crowd filled the venue on Sunday evening for the pageant finals, where the panel of judges selected Mikaela Shaw of Casper as Miss Wyoming USA 2017, and Autumn Schieferstein of Cheyenne, as Miss Wyoming Teen USA 2017.

Both titleholders will now advance and compete next year at the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA national pageants.

The competition, which is held annually, consists of three proportional segments: evening gown, swimwear/active wear and interview.

Eligible young women must be between the ages of 14 and 27 and be unmarried residents of Wyoming in order to compete in the pageant.

Mikaela & Autumn will each receive thousands of dollars in prizes and awards.

Most importantly, they will have the opportunity to compete for the national titles of Miss USA and Miss Teen USA this coming year.

Mikaela will compete for the title of Miss USA 2017 on the live national telecast of MISS USA on FOX Television, and Autumn will compete for the title of Miss Teen USA 2017 at the national pageant next year.

In addition, the new MISS USA will go on to represent the United States in the Miss Universe competition, which is televised in over 130 countries worldwide.

The Miss Universe Organization (MUO) uses its global grassroots reach to empower women to be self-confident and strive to be their personal best. MUO believes that every woman should be “Confidently Beautiful.”

The Miss Universe®, Miss USA®, and Miss Teen USA® beauty pageants provide an international platform through dedicated partnerships with charities, sponsors, and brands around the world. During their reign, winners are given the tools to personally and professionally enrich others by providing humanitarian efforts to affect positive change, all while developing their personal career goals.

Information Courtesy: Future Productions