Jessica Albers was crowned Miss South Dakota USA 2013 on Sunday night of November 4, 2012 at the Brandon Valley Performing Arts Center in Brandon, South Dakota. The beauty from Yankton is 26 years old and stands 5’9″. She will represent South Dakota in the Miss USA 2013 beauty pageant.
This is her 8th attempt in Miss South Dakota USA. Jessica was the first runner-up in Miss South Dakota USA 2012 beauty pageant. Jessica has competed every year but one since 2005 and she has been 1RU twice, 2RU once, 3RU three times, and a semi-finalist once. She started competing in 2005 (SF) and has made the top five every year since 2006, except 2011 when she didn’t compete.
If she wins the national crown, Albers will be the first from South Dakota to be named Miss USA. Two former South Dakota titleholders, Miss South Dakota USA 1958 Helen Youngquist and Miss South Dakota USA 1974 Debra Ann Brickley, were semifinalists at Miss USA pageants.
Miss South Dakota USA 2013 results:
- Winner: Jessica Albers
- The first runner-up: McKenzie Haley,
- The second runner-up: Kate Warkenthien,
- The third runner-up: Gabby Spangler,
- The fourth runner-up: Connor Stewart
Top 5: Jessica Albers, Connor Stewart, Kate Warkenthein, Gabby Spangler, Mackenzie Haley.
At the same event, Alexis Rupp was crowned Miss South Dakota Teen USA 2013 and will compete in the Miss Teen USA 2013 beauty pageant.
Photo courtesy of Future Productions, Pageant Updates.