The Miss USA 2014 season will begin this July 13th with Miss Florida USA 2014 pageant, to be held at Bailey Concert Hall in Ft. Lauderdale. 71 contestants will be vying for the title. Reigning Miss Florida USA 2013 Michelle Aguirre will crown her successor at the end of the pageant. The winner will represent the Sunshine State at the Miss USA 2014 beauty pageant, probably in Miami.
Brittany Oldehoff, Miss Florida USA 2014 Contestant. She enters the pageant as Miss Ft. Lauderdale USA.
Let’s have a closer look at the Miss Florida USA 2014 Contestants:
Melissa Ramirez is the only returning runner-up this year. Melissa is the first runner-up to Karina Brez in Miss Florida USA 2012. This year, she enters the pageant as Miss Carnaval Miami USA.
Melissa Ramirez, Miss Florida USA 2014 Contestant. She enters the pageant as Miss Carnaval Miami. Melissa was the first runner-up in Miss Florida USA 2012.
There are no former Teen titleholders competing but a few who have competed in the Teen system, including 2013 fourth runner-up Elise Lobb, 2012 third runner-up Ashley Conley (who was a Miss FL USA semi-finalist last year). and 2011 first runner-up Tori Petry, as well as a number of past semi-finalists.
Briegitte Baldrica or Brie Gabrielle is a beauty pageant veteran. She has competed four times in the Miss USA system. This year, she enters the pageant as Miss Wellington USA under her real name Briegitte Baldrica. Under the name Brie Gabrielle, she was the second runner-up in Miss California USA 2013, the first runner-up in Miss California USA 2012. She also competed in Miss Teen California USA 2006 and 2007.
Briegitte Baldrica, Miss Florida USA 2014 Contestant. She enters the pageant as Miss Wellington USA. Briegitte is a beauty pageant veteran.
Another crossover from the state of California is Kristina Bryant, who was Top 20 in Miss California USA 2013 and was top 15 in Miss Florida USA 2012.
Kristina Bryant, Miss Florida USA 2014 Contestant. She enters the pageant as Miss Miami Beach USA. Kristina is also a beauty pageant veteran.
There are also a couple others from other states – Tillery Throckmorton from Tennessee, Kristen Little from Georgia and Hayley Eisenhardt from Michigan. Kristen Little was Miss US International 2011 and Hayley Eisenhardt was her first runner-up.
Other contestants who have placed or competed before:
– Ashley Conley – T15 13, 3RU FL TUSA 12
– Lelany Barea – T15 13
– Jenelle McKee – T15 13
– Brittany Lugo – NF 13
– Kristina Bryant – T20 CA USA 13, T15 FL USA 12
– Kristen Little – T15 GA USA 10
– Tillery Throckmorton – T15 TN USA 11
– Hayley Eisenhardt – NF MI USA 12, T15 MI TUSA 08, T15 MI TUSA 07, T15 MI TUSA 06
– Susanne Vaughn – NF MD USA 09, T15 08
– Tori Petry – 1RU FL TUSA 11
– Elise Lobb – 4RU FL TUSA 12, NF 11
– Taylor Fulford – T15 FL TUSA 13
– Leeza Ovalle – T15 FL TUSA 13
– Rachel Jardine – T15 FL TUSA 12, NF 11
– Madison Brooke Read – T15 FL TUSA 12
– Victoria Ward – T15 FL TUSA 10
– Ashli Wright – NF 13, T15 FL TUSA 10
– Erin Winters – NF 13, T15 FL TUSA 07, NF 06
– Kasey Conn – NF 13
– Linette De Los Santos – NF 13
– Catherine Ferritto – NF 13
– Caitlin Harrison – NF 13
– Brittney Snitzel – NF 13
– Cristina Neal, former Miss Florida Latina 2012
Cristina Neal, Miss Florida USA 2014 Contestant. She enters the pageant as Miss Puerto Rican Parade of Florida. She is former Miss Florida Latina 2012.