Kaitryana Leinbach crowned Miss US International 2016!!!
Kaitryana Leinbach, representing the South Atlantic region defeated 22 other delegates to bag the crown of Miss US International 2016. Kaitryana will represent the United States at the Miss International 2016 pageant in Tokyo later this year. Miss US International 2016 took place on 24th June 2016 at the International Palms Resort, in Orlando, Florida. Kaitryana was crowned by the outgoing Miss US International 2015-Lindsay Becker of Minnesota. California’s Katerina Villegas bagged the first runner-up crown where as the second runner-up crown went to Flavianny Santos.Erika Turner from North Carolina & Utah’s Rylee Coggins bagged the third and fourth runner-up position respectively.
The United States has bagged three Miss International crowns making it one of the most successful sashes at Miss International pageant. Karen Brucene Smith was the first Amercian to win Miss International crown in 1974. California’s Katherine Patricia Ruth was the second recipient from the United States to wear the red crown & in 1982 Christie Ellen Claridge from California won the Miss International crown alongside the title of Miss Photogenic. USA has won various runner-ups spots at the Miss International pageant last year’s delegate -Lindsay Becker was fourth runner-up.
Miss US International 2016: South Atlantic-Kaitryana Leinbach
First runner-up:California-Katerina Villegas
Second runner-up:Florida-Flavianny Santos
Third runner-up:North Carolina-Erika Turner
Fourth runner-up:Utah-Rylee Coggins
East Coast-Victoria Winner
Minnesota- Lucia Arseni
South East-Tiffany Henry
Best in Evening Gown:South East- Tiffany Henry
Best in Swimsuit:Flordia– Flavianny Santos
Miss Congeniality: Southern States-JoAnn Imosi Emale
Miss Internet:California- Katerina Villegas
Photo Credit: @kaitryanalein and Miss US International website