Mekayla Diehl was crowned Miss Indiana USA 2014 at the conclusion of the state pageant held on November 3rd, 2013 at the Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel in Carmel. She will represent the state of Indiana in the Miss USA 2014 pageant, scheduled for next summer at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Doral, Florida.
Mekayla Diehl was announced the winner of Miss Indiana USA 2014 pageant.
Mekayla describes herself as a TRUE “Michiana” Girl! She was born in Elkhart, Indiana and raised right on the state line in little Union, Michigan. She comes from a family who believes in the American Spirit of Entrepreneurship and hard work.
Newly crowned Miss Indiana USA 2014 Mekayla Diehl (C) with former 2012 titleholders Megan Myrehn & Mackenzie Surber.
“I am a 2011 graduate from Albion College, MI with a Bachelor’s Degree of Liberal Arts in Mass Communication and Psychology. Although I worked one year as a Radio DJ, I found my true passion for fashion and mentoring thru Ashley Rene’s. Last August, I joined the Ashley Rene’s team as the Manager, Marketing Director, and Pageant Consultant. Now that I have finally found my place in the real world, I have decided to reach for the stars and achieve one of my life-long dreams; becoming Miss Indiana USA,” she wrote on her facebook.
Newly crowned Miss Indiana USA 2014 Mekayla Diehl (second from left) and Miss Indiana Teen USA 2014 Zoe Parker (scond from right) and the 2013 title holders. Photo credit: PageantImages.com
“As a victim of child abuse and an adoptee, I have made it my mission to advocate for Bashor Children’s Home. With the title of Miss Indiana USA, I hope to bring “Help for Today… Hope for Tomorrow” to the local and national level,” added Mekayla.
Mekayla’s court includes the first runner-up Destiny Dever, the second runner-up Alexis Ginn, the third runner-up Samantha Steffen and the fourth runner-up Jillian Scholten.
Miss Indiana USA 2014 Top 15: Anne Elise Parks, Ashley Milburn, Mekayla Diehl, Jillian Scholten, Armina Krgo, Sylvia Crowder, Kristy Muscolino, Ariana Rosado, Destiny Dever, Mariah Johnson, Gretchen Reece, Haley Melching, Alexis Ginn, Samantha Steffen, Morgan Abel.
At the same event, Zoe Parker was crowned Miss Indiana Teen USA 2014 and will compete in the Miss Teen USA 2014 pageant, scheduled for next July in the Bahamas.