From New York to Texas, these ten Miss USA contestants are about as different as they come. Watch and be inspired by their Road to the Crown stories.

Miss Pennsylvania USA has a powerful story that you just need to watch. Valerie Gatto’s shares intimate details of her life in her Road to the Crown story:



Miss New York USA modeled for the Hunger Games Catching Fire movie premiere! From there, Candace Kendall was gifted an archery lesson which she now loves. Watch her Road to the Crown story:



Miss Oregon USA owns an awesome bike from the 1930s. Watch how Portland native, Emma Pelett, rides her bike everywhere in her Road to the Crown story:


Growing up, Miss Tennessee USA performed with a youth circus for five years. And get this, Kristy Landers Niedenfuer didn’t even have to run away to do it! Watch her Road to the Crown story:


Miss Minnesota USA was in a LOT of clubs in high school including the Duct Tape Club, Mathletes and Chess Team. Haley O’Brien says “anything nerdy, I was in it!” Watch her Road to the Crown story:


Miss Hawaii USA is a bit of a dare devil. Watch Moani Hara’s Road to the Crown story:


Miss Delaware USA grew up with a dream to play division one basketball. Watch how after tearing her ACL, Kelsey Miller turned to her true love – being on stage. She shares it all in her Road to the Crown story:



Miss Rhode Island USA is just 19 years old. Christina Palavra’s natural, down-to-earth personality will draw you in in her Road to the Crown story:


Miss South Dakota USA is battling cancer. Brittney Palmer shares her outlook on life and inspires viewers in her Road to the Crown story:


Miss Texas USA goes hunting with her dad. Lauren Guzman is one of two girls, so she says hunting with her dad is their form of bonding. I can relate to that. Watch her Road to the Crown story:



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Chelsey Laborde, Guest Blogger
When Chelsey was accepted into college and received a college email address, she joined Facebook. Literally all on the same day. Fact is, whether she likes to admit it or not, she was on MySpace before that. Interacting on social media is second nature to her and it’s something she's passionate about. As a #KrewedeCrown member, Chelsey is excited to share all #MissUSA experiences from a local's perspective. Follow Chelsey on her blog, Twitter and Instagram.