Desiree Williams wins Miss Virginia USA 2016 crown

Miss Teen Virginia USA 2016-Gracyn Blackmore with Miss Virginia USA
Miss Teen Virginia USA 2016-Gracyn Blackmore with Miss Virginia USA 2016:Desiree Williams

26 year old Desiree Williams from Newport news bagged the title of Miss Virginia USA 2016. Desiree will represent the state of Virginia at Miss USA 2016 Pageant next year. The event was hosted by  Miss Virginia 2007 Lauren Barnette and actor Michael Copon. Delesia Watson bagged the first runner up crown where as Hannah Uhlig was crowned as the second runner up. In the same event Gracyn Blackmore bagged Miss Teen Virginia USA 2016 she will represent the state of Virginia at Miss Teen USA 2016 pageant. Desiree was crowned bu the outgoing queen Miss Virginia USA 2015  Laura Puleo.

Virginia won  two Miss USA crowns  back to back  Wendy Dascomb Miss USA 1969 and Deborah Shelton Miss USA 1970. It also has two first runner up crowns (1954 &1994) and one second runner up crown (2010). The state also has one foruth runner up crown(1977). Virginia has made it to the semi finals 16 times. It has won six Miss Photogenic awards (19711975,1978,1979,1981,1982,1987,1992). Patricia Southall Miss Virginia USA 1994 bagged to awards at Miss USA 1994  best in Swimsuit title and Miss Photogenic. Kimberly Nicewonder is the only recipient of Miss Congeniality from Virginia.

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Miss Virginia USA 2015Laura Puleo crowning her successor Desiree Williams as Miss Virginia USA 2016
Miss Virginia USA 2016:Desiree Williams


26 year old Desiree is originally from Peachtree City, Georgia but she lives in Newport news,Virginia.  She is studying Physical Therapy program(DPT) at Hampton University she has an undergraduate degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation from the same university. Desiree is not new to pageant world. She first participated in  pageants from her university she was Miss Hampton University 2011. She won Miss Virginia Pageant and represented her state at Miss America 2014 where she failed to make the first cut. SHe tried her luck at Miss Virginia USA 2015 but she had to settle for the first runner up crown.

Full Result:

Miss Virginia USA 2016: Desiree Williams
First Runner Up : Delesia Watson
Second Runner Up : Hannah Uhlig
Third Runner Up : Caelynn Miller-Keyes
Fourth Runner Up : Alexis Johnson

Semi Finalists

Sidney Durham
Jacqueline Carroll
Veronica Robertson
Lehanna Craft
Destani Huffman
Jamie Hughes
Ashley Vollrath
Alexis Lambert

 Special Awards:

Photogenic – Delesia Watson
Congeniality – Faatima Brown


Miss Virginia USA Facebook Page ,Pageant update & Instagram account of Desiree.