Raquel Wellentin defeated 18 other contestants to bag the crown of Miss North Dakota USA 2017. Miss North Dakota 2017 took place on November the 19th at Reineke Fine Arts Center at NDSU. Halley Maas, Miss North Dakota USA 2016 crowned Raquel as her successor. Now Raquel will represent North Carolina at Miss USA 2017. Jenna Morlock was crowned as first runner-up whereas Codi Miller was declared as the second runner-up. Maiya Gerde & Danielle Carlson were crowned third and fourth runner-up respectively.
In the same event, Kilyn Parisien-Hill was crowned as Miss Teen North Dakota USA 2017. She will represent North Dakota at Miss Teen USA 2017.
North Dakota has never won Miss USA crown. The highest placement for the state came in 2014, when Audra Mari managed to bag the first runner-up crown. Judy Ann Slayton in 1966 managed to bag the third runner-up crown, Elizabeth Jaeger was fourth runner-up at 1983 edition and in 1996 Juliette Spier managed to sneak into the top 6.
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About Miss North Dakota USA 2017, Raquel Wellentin
Raquel hails from Fargo,North Dakota she is a graduate from North Dakota State University. Raquel is of Filipino heritage. She is not new to pageant scene, she bagged the first runner-up crown in 2016, second runner-up in 2014 and first runner-up in 2013.
Miss North Dakota USA 2017 Full Results
Miss North Dakota USA 2017: Raquel W.
First runner-up:Jenna Morlock
Second runner-up:Codi Miller
Third runner-up:Maiya Gerde
Fourth runner-up: Danielle Carlson
Interview | Kristen A.
Swimwear | Heather B.
Evening Gown | Alyssa B.
Miss Congeniality|Codi Miller
Most Photogenic|Maiya Gerde
Photo Credit: Raquel’s Instagram profile.