Stephanie Erickson was crowned Miss North Dakota USA 2013 on Sunday of November 18, 2012 at North Dakota State University’s Festival Concert Hall. The beauty from Fargo is 23 years old and stands 5’8″. She will represent North Dakota in the Miss USA 2013 beauty pageant.
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Stephanie Erickson Crowned Miss North Dakota USA 2013
Stephanie is the fourth runner-up Miss North Dakota USA 2010. Erickson won the swimsuit competition in the Miss America Organization’s Miss North Dakota pageant earlier this year. Overall, she was fourth runner-up.
Stephanie is 23 years old and stands 5’8″
Stephanie Erickson will represent North Dakota in Miss USA 2013
Stephanie is a senior at NDU majoring in electrical engineering. In her blog, she wrote: “Throughout my life there have been a few key experiences that have really shaped me into who I am today. One of those experiences was being an older sister to an incredible 14 foster children! This experience taught me about kindness and being grateful for all the blessings that sometimes get taken for granted.
“Another key experience is my participation in the creation of the Fill The Dome food drive. As a senior in high school, I was able to collaborate with others to pull off what ended up being North Dakota’s largest food drive and largest youth led service project ever! This event is now held annually right before Thanksgiving. To see the significant effect that I have had on alleviating hunger across North Dakota is inspiring and makes me want to do so much more for my state because I have seen what I am capable of creating.
“The last experience that has really impacted me on many levels is my participation and leadership of Pay It Forward tours. These tours have given me a fresh outlook on life by exposing me to communities across the United States. Besides just the traveling, I have volunteered in 21 states in the past few years alone thanks to being a part of Pay It Forward tours! They have strengthened my compassion towards others, my leadership skills, and my desire to serve others. All of these experiences, and many more small events in my life, have given me the characteristics of a great Miss North Dakota.”
The first runner-up was Raquel Wellentin
The second runner-up was Ashley
The third runner-up was Paige Hanson
The fourth runner-up was Megan
Miss North Dakota Teen USA 2013:
At the same event, Emilee Mahar was crowned Miss North Dakota Teen USA 2013. She will represent North Dakota in the Miss Teen USA 2013 beauty pageant.
The first runner-up was Molly K
The second runner-up was Madison M
The third runner-up was Kelsey S
The fourth runner-up was Hannah B
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