Miss Contestants

People's Choice Award Online Voting!

At this year’s pageant we are holding a special fundraiser called the People’s Choice Award. Online and onsite, we will be collecting your votes for your favorite contestant for the People’s Choice Award. $1.00 = 1 vote and a portion of the proceeds will go directly to this year's selected charity, Smile Train, an international children’s charity with a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate.

Voting will take place online and onsite right up to the start of the Pageant Finals on Sunday afternoon. Cast your votes before the finals show begins at 4pm in order for your votes to count! During the awards portion of the Pageant Finals, we will announce the People’s Choice Award winner!

This is a wonderful opportunity to vote for your special contestant, and great way to support a great organization. To place you votes online, simply enter the number of votes you wish to cast in the form below you contestant and click the Vote button. You will be redirected to a payment form to enter your information and provide your payment.

Miss South Dakota USA 2019 Contestants


Jennifer D.
Thank you so much to my amazing boyfriend for his support and to my friends for being my supporters every step of the way.

Berkley F.
I would like to extend my warmest gratitude to my friends and family for their tremendous support throughout this journey; to Marti Nesland and family, McKenzie Quigley and family, Jennifer Downing, and Susan Collins for their generous sponsorship; and to Charlee Riker for sharing her stunning makeup and hair artistry talents with me. I would be nothing without you. Love you always!

Blair F.
I want to thank my parents Dave and Gail for supporting through this process. I also want to thank my boyfriend, Austin and all my other friends and family for the support. I want to thank Kristen Heismeyer from Bricks Photography for my head shots. I also want to thank Sheree Heyduk from Your Special Day for my dresses, shoes, and jewelry. Finally I want thank Carousel Beauty Salon for my hair and makeup.

Julia G.
Thank you to my friends and family for supporting me through this rewarding journey!

Megan H.
Huge Thank you to my wonderful sponsors - Hill Refrigeration, Emmett and Joan Davis, Country Corner, Buckin' Chute, Patty Foster, and Hofer Construction

Alexa H.
I want to thank my amazing sponsors Marlin's Family Restaurant, Brandon Amplify fitness, and Envy Nails, for their generous donations that helped me prepare for the pageant. I would also like to thank my family, friends, and supporters that encourage me to succeed and follow my dreams. I am so blessed to have the opportunity to compete for the chance to be the next Miss South Dakota!

Alyssa H.
Dad, Mom, and Preston, thank you for being my biggest supporters and turning my dreams into reality! Mom, you’re the most incredible woman and I wouldn’t be where I am today without you. Paxton, thank you for being my rock and pushing me to do my best. Grandma and Grandpa, thank you for your constant words of wisdom and encouragement. Georgina and Olivia, thank you for my beautiful headshot photos. Brittany and the ladies at Lazaderm, thank you for my stage-ready skin and treating me like family! Faith, thank you for blessing me with your incredible talents and patience. Thank you to all my friends and family for supporting me and believing in me! LOVE YOU GUYS!

Kalani J.
I want to thank my family and friends for being there with me through this year's preparation process. The long nights and early mornings wouldn't have been possible without your constant support!

Kylie J.
Thank you Graham Stakes Racing, Sid Hart Farrier and Horse Training including many family and friends!! I can not thank all of you enough for helping me accomplish my goals.

Morgan K.
I'd like to thank my family and friends who helped me get here, whether it was prayers, monetary, or simply telling me that you believed in me. Thank you for your support throughout my journey to get here! I love you all!

Liz K.
I would like to thank my sponsors South Dakota Magazine, Chlotique, Tabor Chamber of Commerce, Beaver Creek Fence Post and Lumber. Thank you to my family and friends who have supported my decision to compete in the pageant. Lastly thank you to Liz Hegerfeld and Dana Kubal with Hair and Makeup assistance, and Hunter Leighton for pictures.

Rebeka L.
I would like to thank my family for their support and sponsorship.

Abigail M.
I cannot thank my friends & family enough for their support and donations along this journey. I would like to thank my parents, Alan & Erin Merschman for always encouraging me to chase my aspirations. Anne, Dave & Ina Merschman for sponsoring the dress of my dreams. Jeff, Rhonda, & Kyle Erickson for providing my interview & introduction attire. Keith Bergh, Tom Wegner, Janet Eining, Josh Skogen, Vince Keenan, & Brian Schmidt - for equipping me with proper training and consultations. Tessa Dee, for assisting me in my preparations, the confidence I've learned is invaluable. Shawn Muchow for restoring my hair and styling treatments. To my amazing support group, thank you for believing in me, I couldn't do any of this without you.

Aanna O.
I would like to thank my gracious friends and family for all of the help that they have given me to fulfill this wonderful opportunity. Special thanks to the Sioux Falls 41st Street Pizza Ranch, my parents, Barb, Keith, Blaze, and Melissa. I would also like to thank the rest of my family for sponsoring me. My grandparents, Betty and Marilyn, my aunts and uncles, Melley and Scott, Hope and Paul, John and Deb, Lyn and Jim, and Cleo. Finally, thank you to all of my friends for supporting me throughout this wonderful journey.

Karlee R.
I want to thank, my family members and Home run insurance for their help in achieving this goal along with the support of the Clothing Company. Every little bit of support I received was and is still Greatly appreciated.

Jhena V.
I want to give a big thank you to my friends and family for their support! Also, a huge thank you to my amazing sponsors Hollywood Styles, Mabee Eye Clinic, Xtreme Cheer and Dance, Travis Real Estate & Auction Service, Darrell Mueller, and Sew 605. It is greatly appreciated!!

Victorie W.
I would like to first thank my families. Without the support of my own and my significant other's family, this wouldn't have been possible. Their support is the only reason I even had the courage to go through this process, my first pageant ever. Their patience and help is greatly appreciated. Also a huge thanks to Rhianna Aschenbrenner, who equally without their help with hair and makeup, this wouldn't be possible. Finally, thank you to Future Productions for giving me this amazing opportunity!