Road to Miss USA 2013:
Marissa Wickland, Miss Boise River USA, was crowned Miss Idaho USA 2013 on November 3, 2012 at Nampa Civic Center in Nampa City. The beauty from Boise is 20 years old and stands 5’6″. She will represent the state of Ohio in the Miss USA 2013 beauty pageant.
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Marissa Wickland being crowned Miss Idaho USA 2013
Marissa Wickland (L) is the new Miss Idaho USA 2013
Marissa Wickland, Miss Idaho USA 2013
Marissa was Miss Idaho Teen USA 2009. Currently, she is a freshman at Boise State University majoring in Biology.
“I didn’t think it was possible,” Wickland said after winning the tittle. “I thought it was a stigma against me that I had already been a previous titleholder. I was really worried. You can’t walk into the system and just assume you are going to win. You have to work your butt off.”
Miss Idaho USA 2013 results:
– Miss Idaho USA 2013 Winner: Marissa Wickland (ID TUSA 09)
– the first runner-up: Yvette Bennett
– The second runner-up: Shareece Pfeiffer (ID TUSA 08)
– The third runner-up: Lauren Stopher
– The fourth runner-up: Kyndel Fellbaum
Miss Idaho USA 2013 Marissa Wickland profile:
Marissa was born and raised in Boise, ID. She is a bilingual honors graduate of Boise High School and was a senior Co-Chair of the school’s Character Education Program. She’s been involved with music and arts programs throughout her education and has always participated in a sport or two. Marissa was crowned Miss Idaho Teen USA 2009 during her junior year. She also received the Miss Congeniality award in 2009.
After Graduation, she was selected for a Rotary Youth Exchange scholarship. Sponsored by the Boise Metro Club, she spent a year in France integrating into the culture and learning the language. Upon returning, she moved to the LA area to pursue an education in music and dance. She was 1 of 120 young adults selected for the Young Americans College of the Performing Arts fall season 2011. At the end of the scholastic year, she came back to Boise and was accepted to Boise State University. Marissa is now embarking on a year of hard work and self-discovery with her new title as Miss Idaho USA 2013.
Miss Idaho USA 2013 Contestants:
Chelsea Jones, Miss South Boise USA
Chiqui Carmona-Deville, Miss Treasure Valley USA
Danika Jensen, Miss Boise USA
Heather Mallary, Miss North End Boise USA
Kyndel Fellbaum, Miss Canyon County USA
Lauren Stopher, Miss Eagle USA
Marissa Wickland, Miss Boise River USA
Megan Lemay, Miss Meridian USA
Nadine de Benoit, Miss Garden City USA
Nancy Gildersleeve, Miss Nampa USA
Shareece Pfeiffer, Miss Idaho Falls USA
Yvette Bennett, Miss Capital City USA