SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) – Fifty-four young women took the stage at The Capitol Theater Saturday night with hopes of getting crowned Miss Utah 2018.
In the end, Jesse Craig, Miss Timpanogos took the crown. She will make history as the first Miss Utah to represent the state at the Miss America 2.0 Competition in Atlantic City this September.
Jesse was the last contestant to compete in the Lifestyle & Fitness in Swimwear competition at the Miss Utah Pageant.
Jesse Craig is the daughter of Miss Utah 1991, Elizabeth Johnson Craig. She has participated in the competition for the last three years being first runner-up the last two years.
Over the next year, Jesse will travel several thousand miles each month performing and speaking to audiences about her platform, “Get Up and Serve: Increasing Young Adult Involvement” and serving as a state ambassador for the Children’s Miracle Network.
Jesse is a graduate of the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Arts in English with Honors and Bachelor of Science in Economics. For her talent, she played “Misirlou and the Bee,” which she self-arranged.
During the third night of preliminary competition, she received the preliminary talent award and a $100 scholarship. She also received the Glenn Harmon Instrumental Music Award and a $500 scholarship. Along with the title of Miss Utah 2018 and a $10,000 scholarship to the school of her choice.
Jesse will compete in The Miss America Pageant on Sunday, September 9, 2018, in Atlantic City, New Jersey.