Miss Gallia County Megan Wise was crowned as Miss Ohio USA 2016 in a glittering ceremony that took place yesterday (7th November 2015) at the Kuss Auditorium. Megan will now represent Ohio at the Miss USA 2016 which will take place next year. The first runner-up crown went to Miss North Central Ohio -Taylor Diazmercado where as Miss Central Ohio-Courtney Rea bagged the second runner -up crown. Megan was crowned by the outgoing winner Sarah Newkirk Miss Ohio USA 2015. In the same event Olivia Turk won the Miss Teen Ohio USA 2016 crown. Olivia will now represent Ohio at Miss Teen USA 2016 pageant next year.
Ohio has two Miss USA crowns courtesy of Sue Downey Miss USA 1965 who was second runner-up at Miss Universe 1965 and Kim Seelbrede Miss USA 1981. Hollywood Superstar Halley Berry was Miss Ohio USA 1986 she went on to win the first runne- up crown at that year’s Miss USA pageant. Haley later represented USA at Miss World 1986 where she became the first African American women to represent USA and was crowned as fifth runner up. Kathryn Gabriel in 1957 won fourth runner up where as Kathleen Ann Kehlmier in 1972 won the same title. Kim Ann Weeda Miss Ohio USA 1982 and Stacy Offenberger Miss Ohio USA 2006 bagged the third runner up crown for the state. Audrey Bolte Miss Ohio USA 2012 won second runner up crown.
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26 year old Megan comes from the city of Gallipolis. She has graduated from the University of Rio Grande with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Megan is a teacher at Meigs Primary Elementary School in Pomeroy. She has been trying pageants since long time this was her ninth year. She was third runner up at Miss Teen Ohio USA 2008. She was third runner up in 2009,fourth in 2010, Semi finalist in 2011,first runner up in 2012 and 2013, second runner up in 2014 and 2015. Megan was a part of America’s Next Top Model in 2012.
Miss Ohio USA 2016- Gallia County-Megan Wise
First Runner-Up- North Central Ohio -Taylor Diazmercado
Second Runner-Up- Central Ohio- Courtney Rea
Third Runner-Up- South Central Ohio – Caity Jackson
Fourth Runner-Up- Winchester-Dinaleigh Baxter
Buckeye State-Alex Taylor Deitz
Westerville- Ninamarie Powell
Vandalia -Jordan Brown
Discovery City-Sarah Bell
Teays Valley-Caitlyn McGinnis
Franklin County-Martina Ellerbe
Capital City-Alissa Brumbaugh
Ohio River-Angela Judy
Heart Of Ohio-Kara Mitchell
Photo Credit:Miss Ohio USA Organization and facebook profile of Megan