Road to Miss USA 2013:
Courtney Gifford was crowned Miss Wyoming USA 2013 at the Natrona County High School Auditorium in Casper, Wyoming on September 23, 2012. The beauty from Sheridan is 23 years old and stands 5’6″. She will represent Wyoming at the Miss USA 2013 pageant.
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Miss Wyoming USA 2013 Courtney Gifford Crowning Moment
Courtney will represent Wyoming at the Miss USA 2013 beauty pageant
Miss Wyoming USA 2013, Courtney Gifford (L) and Miss Wyoming Teen USA 2013, Autumn Olson
Courtney is a pageant veteran. She will be the first to compete at Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, Miss America and Miss USA Pageants. She was Miss Wyoming’s Outstanding Teen 2005 and Miss Wyoming 2008 (when she was 19).
Courtney graduated from Sheridan Junior College with a 4.0 GPA and was a member of Phi Thetea Kappa Honors Society. One of her biggest accomplishments is presenting her artwork at the Sheridan Junior College Art Show.
The first runner-up was Danielle Soulier Kelley and the second runner-up was Jessie Allen. The third runner-up was Natasha Dirck and the fourth runner-up was Ahna McKee.
Wyoming has not been very successful at Miss USA, only making the semi finals twice since it began competing in 1953. They have won Miss Congeniality 3 times and Miss Photogenic once. They last placed in 2010, when Claire Schreiner made top 15.
At the same event, Autumn Olson of Saratoga was crowned Miss Wyoming Teen USA 2013 and will compete in the Miss Teen USA 2013 beauty pageant.