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2017 Miss Montana USA Contestants:

Amanda Gatz - Gallatin County USA
Amanda Gatz

Gallatin County USA

Amanda is a junior at Montana State University studying Dietetics. Upon graduation she plans to pursue a Master's Degree in Physician Assistant studies. She loves her job working as a Dietary aid at Hillcrest Senior Living Facility. In her spare time she enjoys playing Classical guitar, as well as volunteering with the "Befrienders" organization where she is able to enhance the lives of the elderly. Amanda would like to thank her family and Sponsors.

Anna Losasso - Downtown Bozeman USA
Anna Losasso

Downtown Bozeman USA

Anna is a runner at heart, enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family and friends. Anna moved away from her hometown Manhattan, Montana to attend Boise State University to study Nursing. She decided the school wasn't for her and transferred back home to study Nursing at Montana State University. She is now currently working at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital.

Arielle Richard - Cascade County USA
Arielle Richard

Cascade County USA

Arielle graduated from MSU with two Bachelor's degrees in Exercise Science and Nursing. Through her work as a fitness instructor and future public health nurse, she shows compassion for helping others by promoting holistic, healthy lifestyles through exercise and nutrition. She loves the outdoors and is thankful to call Montana home. She enjoys skiing, fly fishing, rock climbing, hiking with her dog, and volunteering. Arielle wishes to thank God, family, friends and her sponsors for their support.

Brooke Bezanson - Missoula County USA
Brooke Bezanson

Missoula County USA

Brooke is a sophomore at the University of Montana, pursuing a Media Arts degree. She is an artist, model and athlete, and helped her team clench the 2015 Class B championship in golf. Brooke hopes the opportunities awarded by the Miss Universe Organization will expand her knowledge of the film industry while helping spread her message of resilience and growth through her own experience with dyslexia. Brooke thanks her family and sponsors for supporting this adventure.

Carly Meek - West Missoula USA
Carly Meek

West Missoula USA

Carly is a Chemistry major and Physics minor at the University of Montana. She is expected to graduate in May 2017 and is currently applying to medical school. Carly aspires to be a doctor and seeks to push the envelope when it comes to her future patients. She prides herself in being honest, independent, and true to herself. Carly enjoys singing karaoke, riding her motorcycle, reading, gardening, playing with her dog, or doing anything outside.

Dani Walker - Billings Heights USA
Dani Walker

Billings Heights USA

Dani was the first in her family to graduate college and received her Liberal Arts degree, Magna Cum Laude. After a decade of volunteering, organizing benefits like Fashion for a Cause, she received the Governor's award for outstanding community service. Dani is an entrepreneur and creator of YouTube channel Pageant Access, which centers around personal growth, for women aspiring to achieve goals through pageantry. Ultimately Dani plans to travel the U.S. as a motivational speaker.

Darcy Buchanan - Greater Gallatin County USA
Darcy Buchanan

Greater Gallatin County USA

Darcy is ambitious and charismatic. She moved to Bozeman, MT when she was four. She is truly admired for her intelligence, humanitarian work and sincerity. Darcy graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Utah majoring in Business Administration, holds a Master Aesthetician license in three states, her long-term goal is to become an attorney. She is excited and focused, hoping to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming Miss Montana USA.

Emily Madieros - Missoula USA
Emily Madieros

Missoula USA

Emily is a graduate from Carroll College, with Bachelor's Degrees in both Communication and Public Relations. Since then, Emily started her own Event Planning and Public Relations business. She loves photography and being in the beautiful outdoors of Montana hiking, fly fishing, skiing, camping and floating the rivers. While she has spent most of her career planning and designing weddings, she has worked with non-profits such as the Humane Society of Northwest Montana and Big Brothers Big Sisters, and hopes to delve deeper into the realm of Non-Profit events.

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