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We are excited to announce the winner of MISS VERMONT USA 2017. After a weekend that showcased the accomplishments and dedication of young women across the state of Vermont, #16 Madison Cota, age 20 of Bellows Falls, was crowned. Recently Madison has competed in Las Vegas representing the state of Vermont in the nationally televised MISS USA® pageant.

Our 2017 Competition

"As a resident of Vermont, I am incredibly honored to represent the pride and glory of our wonderful state as MISS VERMONT USA 2017," said Miss Cota. "Through my participation in the pageants, I am overjoyed at the chance to showcase everything that living in our beautiful state means to me, and I pledge to continue to make Vermont proud."

The 2017 pageants were held in Stowe, Vermont on November 19 and 20, 2016. The Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center served as the venue for all pageant activities. Contestants were judged in three equal categories consisting of Personal Interview, Swimsuit, and Evening Gown. The competitions shined a spotlight on some of the best, brightest, and most accomplished young women throughout the state.

Madison Cota's Winning Moment

Crowned by Neely Fortune, MISS VERMONT USA 2016, Madison Cota represented Vermont at the 2017 MISS USA® Pageant. Daniella Doolen, age 20 of White River Junction, was voted Miss Congeniality, and Joanna Nagle, age 22 of Colchester, was named Miss Photogenic.

The Remainder of the Top 5 Included:

• #11 Maia-Jena Allo, Age 18 of Colchester
• #15 Erin Connor, Age 21 of Bridport
• #23 Joanna Nagle, Age 22 of Colchester
• #28 Alyssa Sopenasky, Age 25 of Brattleboro

What's Next

Titleholders travel throughout Vermont making appearances and acting as ambassadors of the state at a variety of charitable events, social functions, and more. To stay up-to-date with this year's Vermont pageant activity, follow the social media hashtags #RoadtotheCrown and #ConfidentlyBeautiful. For more information on future pageants in Vermont, contact our organization in Burlington, Vermont.

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