Erica Sturdefant was crowned Miss Missouri USA 2014 at the conclusion of the state pageant held on November 10th, 2013 at the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts of Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO. She will represent the state of Missouri at the Miss USA 2014 pageant, scheduled for next summer.
Newly crowned Miss Missouri Teen USA 2014 Samantha Bowers and the newly crowned Miss Missouri USA 2014 Erica Sturdefant after the show. Photo credit: Rachel Imdieke Photography. Courtesy of Vanbros and Associates Inc.
At the time of her crowning, Erica is the reigning Miss Creve Coeur USA 2014. Erica is a 22 year old full time student and supports herself financially by working 30+ hours a week. She was the former Miss Missouri Teen USA 2010.
Newly crowned Miss Missouri USA 2014 Erica Sturdefant 9right) poses with Miss Nebraska USA 2013 Ellie Lorenzen after the show. Photo credit: Pageant Update.
Her court includes the first runner-up Lauren Peterson, the second runner-up Alissa Reitmeyer, the third runner-up Kelsey Stokes, and the fourth runner-up Rebecca Dunn.
Erica Sturdefant was the former Miss Missouri Teen USA 2010
Miss Missouri USA 2014 Top 5: Kelsey Stokes (Kansas City), Alissa Reitmeier (Clayton), Rebecca Dunn (Boone Co), Erica Sturdefant (Creve Coeur), and Lauren Petersen (St Francois Co).
Miss Missouri USA 2014 Top 16: Kelsey Stokes (Kansas City), Bayleigh Dayton (Lee’s Summit), Victoria Wright (Mid Rivers), Emily Houck (Clay County), Lauren Petersen (St Francois Co), Meghan Caldwell (Spirit of St Louis), Erica Sturdefant (Creve Coeur), Brianna LaRose (Lake of the Ozarks), Victoria Zeiser (Weldon Spring), Alissa Reitmeier (Clayton), Paige Kolb (Cole Co), Tiffany Lee (Florissant), Danielle McKeirnan (Metro St Louis), Rebecca Dunn (Boone Co), Heather Porter (Poplar Bluff) and Casey Cobb (Stoddard Co).
At the same event, Samantha Bowers was crowned Miss Missouri Teen USA 2014 and will compete at the Miss Teen USA 2014 pageant, scheduled for next July in the Bahamas.